There is so much to see and do in Merimbula, you won't know where to start. See what we have to offer.
Merimbula's magic begins with a first glimpse of the beaches, brilliant beneath the bright sunshine. Merimbula's lagoon, lakes and ocean are separated by white sand and fringed by unspoilt bushland stretching up into the mountains. Boats head out of Merimbula Bar to explore the stunning coastline or enjoy abundant fishing. The lure of swimming, surfing, wave sailing, canoeing, diving, bushwalking, exploring beckons - all so close to the mediterranean setting that is Merimbula.
Dining out in Merimbula
Surrounded by Sapphire Coast seafoods, Merimbula's restaurants create their own style of flavours from fresh local produce. Strolling along the picturesque esplanade or intriguing alleys that make Merimbula so special is the start of an adventure in food discovery that takes some beating. Take your pick from first class cafes, restaurants and clubs, featuring cosmopolitan menus.
Merimbula Beaches & Nature
Merimbula's Main Beach has five kilometres to surf, fish or stroll. Short Point and Tura Beach are pristine with tea trees forming an intricate web of growth among flowering heaths and banksia trees. When the surf's up in Merimbula, the boards and the bodies are a sparkling blend of bronze and white water, whilst the seemingly endless beaches provide the perfect getaway on golden sands.
Bush, heathland and forest provide habitat for our precious native animals. The walking opportunities are endless ranging from short walks around the town to walks through the coastal bushland from beach to beach.
Golfing in Merimbula
The golf clubs in Merimbula are complete with their resident kangaroos and magnificent coastal views. Golf tournaments of national significance are annual events, with bowling and tennis also on the calendar.
Merimbula's National Parks
Life beyond the beach is a bushwalkers paradise. National Parks abound in all directions with marked trails through astonishing ever changing landscapes of geological diversity. The surrounding hinterland is superb for bushwalkers, or can be explored on a four wheel drive forest tour.
Imagine the forests full of flowers in the springtime, rock orchids swaying in the breeze and Rainbow Lorikeets in their mass frenzy amongst tall eucalypts in search of blossom. Magical Merimbula enjoys the mountains right down to the seaside.
Nethercote Falls south of Merimbula has its own magical beauty, and accessed by turning onto Mount Darrah Road at South Pambula and then left onto Nethercote Road for a great family picnic. From canoeing the tranquil waters of the lake to enjoying the clean sapphire blue waters of one of its many beaches.
Nature in Merimbula
Merimbula has your perfect picnic spot with views that will take your breath away. Enjoy lunch where only sea birds will be your guests. Make the most of the coastal walks dotted all around Merimbula from Rotary Walk to Fishpen, or head north to Bournda National Park with its coastal lagoons and intricate chain of walking trails which weave their way around this picturesque coastal park.
Experience Merimbula by air on a scenic joy flight or enjoy the magical experience of whale watching from September - November when whales bask in our southern waters. With seals, penguins and dolphins being frequent visitors to our magnificent coastline. See our Whale Watching Package !
Music and Culture in Merimbula
Let the bands play! In June, it's Jazz Festival weekend when Merimbula becomes the Mecca for musicians from the mountains to the sea.
From its many wonders to its endless attractions - Merimbula is a town rich in history, culture, music and atmosphere - where the magic never leaves you.
Information courtesy of Sapphire Coast Tourism