Merimbula is an awesome coastal town with plenty to offer. The beaches and the bush make it a destination to satisfy all visitors.
With plenty to see and do a few days will relax even the most tense person. So stay, play and be merry.
My family have been visiting for 34 years. We found it on our honeymoon and took our children back every year.
Now our children go there independently and will take their children. We love to stay on the Fishpen and always have a fishing trip on the fishing boat from Mitchies Jetty. We play golf and love hitting balls at the lake target at Mandini. All the clubs have great food and we enjoy fish and chips from Crankies on the tables at Ford Oval. Coffee and cake at Crankies is good too. Dessert is often an ice cream from The Fix. Holiday not complete without a visit to Oaklands at Pambula and the world's best sticky date. We enjoy walks on the beach and around the lake. Wedges at the Wharf are amazing with views over the water. The weather is usually mild although it can get windy. Thoroughly recommend the area as it has something for all the family.
A lovely area. Lots of things to see and do in a reasonable drive from Merimbula. Choose warm weather.
The Boardwalk just on the perimeter of the town centre is a nice place to while away an hour or two, Walk beside the mangroves and watch the soldier crabs and birds wading through the estuary.
There's also kayaks available at the far end.
Travelling along the coast from Melbourne to Sydney , Merimbula would be the best town to stay until Bateman's Bay.
The walks at Ben Boyd National Park are stunning and easy. The fresh seafood is to die for. Lots of beautiful local walks - the lake board walk is really pleasant.
A day trip to Eden is worth it. I really like the shopping centre - very local and quite diverse. I stayed three days but would have liked to have stayed longer.
It is a tourist place, so it will be busy and crowded during the holiday seasons throughout the year.
Best time is to go there, and to avoid the crowds, is during the summer and early autumn and late spring.
Lovely stop along the Sapphire coast, and a beautiful stretch of road through Perimbula & Bermagui, a great alternative to going through Bega on the coastal drive north of the VIC/NSW border.
Spend some more time there, and enjoy the many water activities and sightseeing options. Great weekend markets in Bermagui.