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Are you looking for things to do in Merimbula? Well there is plenty to see and do for everyone, so have a look at just some to the great attractions we have.

Merimbula is famous for its beaches and waterways with clean white sand and crystal clear water. Merimbula is part of the Sapphire Coast which is so named, because of the beautiful Sapphire and Green Colours of the water from the air.


Merimbula Beaches & Waterways


Merimbula's Main Beach is only minutes from the heart of town and is great for swimming, body boarding and family fun. It is protected from big swells most of the time and is patrolled during peak holiday season. Bar Beach is a popular spot for locals and holiday makers with a café open during peak times, a great BBQ area and grassy spots to sit and take in the view. Families can walk around the rock pools and surfers can catch a break on the point. It is also a great place to launch a kayak to go for a paddle and experience life from on top of the water. Short Point is also a popular spot with surfers and it has great views of Tura Beach and out to the Pacific Ocean. The headland provides the opportunity to see whales migrating (in season) or a great place to walk your dog in an off-leash environment.


Merimbula Café Culture


You will be spoilt for choice in Merimbula when it comes to eating out. If coffee and informal dining is you thing you can try the Waterfront which is famous for its coffee and is located right on the boardwalk overlooking the lake. There are dozens of eateries from seaside fish & chip shops, to pizza bars, Italian restaurants an family friendly places to eat like Club Sapphire of Merimbula RSL. If fine dining is you thing, then you can try a hatted restaurants like Zanzibar, experience local seafood at Wheelers or enjoy creative cuisine and amazing views from Merimbula Wharf restaurant.


Merimbula Golfing


Golf in Merimbula and the Sapphire Coast is something you need to experience to believe. With 5 great quality courses in the area, featuring the amazing Tura Beach County Club, a Peter Thompson designed championship course with amazing views and the 27 hole resort style layout of Pambula. Add to this Eden and Bega Country Clubs and the stunning Bermagui course and you have one to the best value golfing destinations on the South Coast.

Visit Golf Merimbula for more details.


National Parks and Nature


National Parks make up over 40% of all land in the Sapphire Coast which is why the area has been featured in Tourism Australia Wilderness Coast.

Bushwalkers and Naturist will revel in the opportunity to take on some amazing walks like the Light to Light, in Ben Boyd National Park, whilst the less energetic can enjoy shorter more accessible walks like the Merimbula Boardwalk, or the walk from Spencer Park to Bar Beach.

If you want to really get out to nature, you can also visit the Nethercote or Mumballa Falls, both which provide a great day out and family fun at the swimming holes.


By Air or By Sea


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 for more information


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