About the area

Historical Merimbula

The Merimbula Wharf was built in the mid 1800′s and successfully operated until 1952. The old wharf was demolished in the 1970′s. Have lunch at one of the many cafes facing Merimbula’s Lake before spending a relaxing afternoon shopping or fishing off the bridge.

Discover Merimbula

Do yourself a favour and go for a morning walk to Bar Beach. When you get there you will find the most amazing little cafe/shed/van to stop for coffee or soup and where you can take in the incredible ocean views. If you feel like a walk along the beach try the walk around fish pen and mitches jetty. If you continue walking along the beach you will end up at Pambula Beach. Somedays you are lucky enough to walk the entire length of the beach without seeing a soul. If the beach isn’t your thing or you have a stroller, try the board walk which runs around Merimbula’s Top Lake.



Family Fun – In and Around Merimbula

Merimbula is full of fun things for families to do. Parents can enjoy a coffee or meal at any number of eateries along the boardwalk while the kids watch the soldier crabs walking around the lake a low tide. If your after a little more excitement head to magic mountain for the day or top fun for an action packed afternoon.




Up for a bit more of a challenge? Why not try surfing sea kayaking, diving, deep sea fishing, or whale watching. If a slower pace suits your personality, then take a good book to the beach for a few hours of self indulgence before spending the afternoon partaking in a little retail therapy.


Whale Watching

From early September to early December

Humpback whales stop to feed along the Sapphire Coast on their way down the coast.

Sit and enjoy watching the humpbacks frolic in the bay or get up close and personal with a whale watching tour.



Reef fishing – All year round.

Jan/Feb/Mar/Apr – Yellowfin Tuna, Marlin – all species, Dolphin Fish, Sharks.

May/Jun/Jul – King Fish, Yellowfin Tuna, Swordfish. Mako Sharks, Striped Marlin, Bluefin Tuna. Albacore, Broadbill.

Oct/Nov/Dec – Kingfish, Yellowfin Tuna, Mako Sharks, Albacore.



If you are after a lazy beach get away then Merimbula is the place for you. With so many beaches to choose from you will always find a sheltered place to relax while soaking up the sun.