Adventure in Merimbula & the Sapphire Coast
The main coastal towns of the Sapphire Coast include Bermagui, Tathra, Merimbula and Eden. This stunning coastline has sparkling beaches and bays, lakes and national parks, all accessible via excellent walking tracks and coastal drives. You'll find beaches just perfect for surfing, swimming and walks.
The town's main assets are water sports of all types, including fishing, swimming, boating, lake cruises, scuba diving, sailboarding and canoeing. The 6km Main Beach is ideal for surfing, while Short Point and Tura Beach are backed by tea-trees and banksia trees set among coastal heaths.
The surrounding hinterland has superb bushwalks with marked trails. The natural forests burst into bloom in spring with abundant native flora. Bournda National Park, which brackets Merimbula Lake, is a haven for birds and for the kangaroos and wallabies that graze on its shores. Nearby, Tathra and Eden are well worth a visit.
Merimbula has accommodation options to suit your needs including self contained accommodation, cabins, bed & breakfasts and caravan & camping.
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Fly into Merimbula Airport
Merimbula Airport is located 2 km from Merimbula’s town centre. Use the taxi services available at the terminal to make the short trip south. Alternatively, rent a car from the hire services available at the airport and explore the region at your own pace.
Regional Express operates daily direct flights to and from Sydney and Melbourne, in addition to weekly direct flights to and from Moruya. For other major Australian cities, connect via Sydney or Melbourne to travel into Merimbula.
Merimbula beach. Image Nick Rains
Whale watching in Merimbula
Fishpen at Merimbula Beach, Sapphire Coast. Image Sapphire Coast Tourism
Bournda beach in Bournda National Park at sunrise (near Tathra and Merimbula). Image Andrew Brown
Bournda Island at sunrise, Bournda National Park (near Tathra and Merimbula). Image Andrew Brown
Merimbula Wharf. Image Nick Rains