MerimbulaSouth Coast of the Australia state of New South Wales.
Premier Motor Services operates a twice daily coach between Sydney and Eden, that stops in Merimbula.
Merimbula can be accessed by Arthur Kaine Drive which is accessible from Pambula off the Princes Highway from Melbourne. A 6 hr drive from Melbourne and a 3 to 3.5 hr drive from Canberra. A 6 hour drive south of Sydney.
It may be possible to get by in Merimbula without a car. You can fly to the local airport, and get a taxi into town. The town itself is walkable, and trips to neighbouring areas are possible by bus on weekdays.
There is a local bus service in Merimbula with Sapphire Coast Bus Lines. The service is limited to a few services Monday to Friday.
There is a taxi service in town. You can call it on the national number - 131 008.
Merimbula has five main beaches including Main Beach (Merimbula Beach), Mitchies Jetty, Bar Beach, Spencer Park Beach, and Short Point.
- Merimbula Wharf
- Magic Mountain Theme Park
- Big Top Amusement Centre
- Boardwalk around Merimbula Lake
- Merimbula Aquarium with feeding at 11:30AM on Wednesdays and Fridays
phone: +61 2 6495 1134address: 8 Seaview AveFishing Charter. Very professional operation offering assistance for those who need. Fishing types: reef, game, shark and Kingfish. Dolphin and whale watching - seasonal September, October and November with sightings guaranteed in October, or money back.
- Sponge gardens at Yellow Rock
- Empire Gladstone wreck of near Haycock Point
phone: +61 2 6494 9225address: 2372 Princes HwyA wildlife park famous locally for its personal staff approach. Talks are intimate and you get to touch lots of different animals - including an echidna (you have to pat it the right way!) and a huge python. The park itself is quite relaxing with ponds, lunch areas and giant gameboards for the kids. There is a big stone cafe and a park "train". Koalas, dingoes, birds, emus wandering about, and the kangaroos really like being tickled on the chest. Tip: grab a bag of animal food on your way in.
phone: +61 2 6495 4073address: Upstairs Merimbula Plaza, Beach St., Merimbula.One of the most popular restaurants in the area specialising in Modern Mexican.
- Merimbula RSL has great food at cheap prices, recommend the seafood platter for two.
address: 24 Merimbula Dr
phone: +61 2 6495 2367address: 38-40 Main St2 and 3 bedroom self contained apartments. The upstairs apartments (and some downstairs apartments) have water views of Merimbula Lake and the entrance to the Pacific Ocean. A/C, TV and DVD, wifi, laundry, stove, fridge/freezer, cutlery, pots, pans and other cooking accessories. Swimming pool, spa and BBQ area. Off street parking is available (can cater boats and trailers - check availability when booking).