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Things to do Merimbula

Beaches

Merimbula’s Main Beach has five kilometres to surf, fish or stroll. Short Point and Tura Beach are pristine with tea trees forming an intricate web of growth among flowering heaths and banksia trees.
When the surf’s up in Merimbula, the boards and the bodies are a sparkling blend of bronze and white water, whilst the seemingly endless beaches provide the perfect getaway on golden sands.
Bush, heathland and forest provide habitat for our precious native animals. The walking opportunities are endless ranging from short walks around the town to walks through the coastal bushland from beach to beach.

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Dining Out

Surrounded by a bounty of fresh seafoods, Merimbula’s restaurants create their own style of flavours from fresh local produce.
Strolling along the picturesque esplanade or intriguing alleys that make Merimbula so special is the start of an adventure in food discovery that takes some beating.
Take your pick from first class cafes, restaurants and clubs, featuring cosmopolitan menus.

Tura Beach Country Club

The Club’s ‘Seaview Bistro’ offers a range of menus to cater for the kids and mums and dads alike.  Overlooking the golf course to the Pacific Ocean whilst enjoying a pre-dinner drink on the veranda, the location is unsurpassed. 

The Ritzy Wine and Tapas Bar

A groovy wine bar offering Australian and European wines, a wide range of local and imported beers complimenting our delicious tapas menu.

Pambula – Merimbula Golf Club

Sapphire Coast’s premier 27-hole golf course. Relax with a coffee or cold beer in the Clubhouse with views across the course and lake. The Restaurant and Cafe provide the finest fare on the Coast. Fresh local seafood and steaks. Come see the thousands of placid kangaroos that make the course their home. Play and Stay packages available. An experience above the rest.

Wharf Restaurant Merimbula

Restaurant – seafood and a-la-carte dining. Fully Licensed 

Merimbula RSL Club

The tastes of the town and views to match. It’s all happening at the most vibrant Club in Merimbula. The Coral Sea Bistro serves inviting menus and the entertainment just keeps on coming. Club TAB, Bingo, Keno and Raffles are always on the go! Weddings, parties and special functions seat up to 300 guests. While supervised child-minding takes care of it all, at the Club that’s on the move.

Merimbula Lakeview Hotel

The entertainment centre of Merimbula with a variety of bands or discos playing every Saturday night. Located right opposite the marina, the hotel offers one of best views in town whether you’re enjoying a quite one in the public bar or joining friends for a meal upstairs in the grill or beer garden.

Club Sapphire Merimbula – home of the Merimbula Imlay Bowling Club

Located in the centre of Merimbula with plenty of parking and within easy walking distance to a variety of accommodation, Now with an auditorium boasting a big screen on which to view all the great sporting events, first-class bowling greens offering ‘barefoot’ bowls during the warmer months, two fabulous restaurants being the Pacific Bistro and the Rockpool Cafe, indoor/outdoor TAB, garden area, comfortable lounges, top-notch live entertainment, free childminding and a free courtesy bus, Club Sapphire Merimbula is the region’s premier dining, entertainment, social and community venue.  

Bowls

Bowls

Enjoy this popular sport on magnificent greens where you can also barefoot or carpet bowl ...
Bowls is now an extremely popular sport for all ages on the coast.  Club Sapphire in Merimbula has first-class greens for bowling six days a week, fully-lit for twilight and night competition.  In summertime barefoot bowls is by appointment.  The greens are maintained in pristine condition for year-round social bowls and tournaments held during winter and autumn.  At Tura Beach Country Club you can be spoilt by views to the ocean headland and you can take to these sensational greens or head indoors to carpet bowl.  Both venues offer full facilities for members and their guests.

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Tura Beach Country Club

Tura Beach Bowling Club has two of the best grass greens in the region; both run between 12.5 and 15 seconds depending upon weather, and what’s more, they are available all year round.  The greens, the “Million Dollar Views”, and friendly people, make playing at Tura a very pleasant experience.
Social bowls is available to all visitors, by putting your name down at the clubhouse the day before.  Men’s is on Wednesday afternoon, Women’s Tuesday morning or Mixed Pairs Friday afternoon.  Check our weekly program for full details.
Our very popular Winter Carnival held in July each year attracts visitors from all over South Eastern Australia.  Keep an eye on the Major Events calendar for event details and entry form.  You will be most welcome to join us in this fun two week carnival.

Club Sapphire Merimbula

Club Sapphire Merimbula – home of the Merimbula Imlay Bowling Club

Located in the centre of Merimbula with plenty of parking and within easy walking distance to a variety of accommodation, Club Sapphire Merimbula completed nearly $7 million of renovations in 2009.  Now with an auditorium boasting a big screen on which to view all the great sporting events, first-class bowling greens offering ‘barefoot’ bowls during the warmer months, two fabulous restaurants being the Pacific Bistro and the Rockpool Cafe, indoor/outdoor TAB, garden area, comfortable lounges, top-notch live entertainment, free childminding and a free courtesy bus, Club Sapphire Merimbula is the region’s premier dining, entertainment, social and community venue.  We also specialise in Weddings and Conferences.

Adventure

Up for a challenge? Hard or soft adventure is everywhere.
Hire a canoe or Kayak and explore the numerous lakes and inlets around Merimbula or join an experienced guide for a sea kayaking adventure that will get you hooked.
Take a scenic flight that’s sure to take you breath away. Ride a stand-up paddle board in to look and feel like a local. Or get up close and personal with the rich marine life with a diving adventure

Oyster Tours

Unique oyster experience, on the lake, pristine water, immersed in nature, world famous oysters, taste, tour , learn, laugh, relax…. Discover the secrets of beautiful Pambula Lake, learn about oyster farming, the river estuary and more aboard our oversized oyster punt.
⦁ Authentic oyster farm experience
⦁ Shuck and taste on the water
⦁ Nature and cultural sights
⦁ Morning and afternoon cruises
⦁ Group charter by appointment
⦁ Minimum 6 persons, max 23
Learn about oyster farming in the area, its’ history, modern techniques and biology. Sample the world renowned Pambula Lake Sydney Rock oyster as fresh as can be – straight from the waters of the lake.

Mandeni Family Fun Park

Has it All Set on 600acres, this unique bush parkland setting is the perfect spot to bring the family and spend the day.* Water driving range *18 hole Mini Golf * 9 Hole Pitch and Putt * 9 Hole Golf Course * Club Hire and Lessons * group or private lessons *School Holiday Golf Clinics for kids and Lots more!! $25.00 a family ALL DAY bike or Golf!!!!

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Brogo Wilderness Canoes

Explore spectacular Wadbilliga National Park, and the Brogo Wilderness by canoe Situated 25kms north east of Bega.
See sheer cliffs, rock orchids and abundant wildlife from a perfect vantage point on the water. Go ashore and explore forest gullies or take a picnic to a secluded spot.
Our 2 or 3 person canoes are equipped with all safety gear.
Brogo Dam has an extensive catchment running back into the magnificent Brogo Wilderness area. The waterways are pristine, with gorges rising 180 feet high in Nelsons Creek. The backwaters are a haven for local native birdlife.

Top Lake Boat Hire Merimbula

Top Lake Boat Hire Merimbula & Sunsets Kiosk

Located at the end of the Merimbula Lake Boardwalk.
Boat Hire – Motor Boats, Kayaks, Pedal Boats
Bait and Tackle
Licensed Kiosk
Breakfast/Lunch/Evening Tapas

Merimbula Marina

Merimbula Marina

Merimbula Marina operates multiple cruises each day during September to November. We are a family owned and operated business and believe in responsible and respectful whale watching practices. We have a deep love of the ocean and all its amazing creatures and enjoy sharing this with our passengers.

Coastlife Adventures

Coastlife Adventures – Surfing Lessons, Stand Up Paddling & Ocean Kayak Tours

Get energised, have a laugh and learn a new skill in the sun with Coastlife Adventures.  Join a learn to surf lesson, a stand up paddle session or an ocean kayak adventure with our qualified and experienced instructors.  All equipment is provided for all our activities.  Coastlife Adventures are also an Outdoor Education Company providing coastal camps and multi-day expeditions to school groups throughout the year.

Fishing

Fishing on sand and gravel around the Bournda, Tura Beach, Merimbula Bay and the Pinnacles areas produces some of the best Flathead and Gummy Sharks on the NSW Coast.

The Local Reefs :-

Snapper, Morwong, Deep Sea Bream, Trevally, Nannygai, Leatherjacket, not to mention the many varieties of Wrasses and Gropers, are a bottom bouncer’s picnic, so if you’re looking for a special variety of table fish, be assured the Sapphire Coast has them. Available all year round.

Trolling Season:-

The trolling season runs mid October to the end of June. The fish targeted are Yellow Fin Tuna, Albacore, Dolphin Fish, Wahoo and Marlin. Trolling with lures is one method used to hook these fish. Slow trolling with Slimy Mackerel, Cowan Young and Striped Tuna is another. The best live bait, slow trolling season for Marlin is February and March

Live Bait Cubing:- Season

Drifting over the Tathra and Merimbula canyons with live bait and running a cube trail produce some of the best catches of Yellow Fin Tuna and Albacore on the eastern coast of Australia. Big Sharks, mainly Makos are another fish caught in burley trails during Tuna season.

Wide Reef :-

Some good reef peaks are located just 15 to 16 miles east of Merimbula and Eden. The rewards are excellent with Tasmanian Trumpeter up to 35lbs, although most fish are between 10 and 20lbs. Also caught are Morwong, rubber-lip and Deep Sea Ling, Ocean Perch and Snapper. On the edges of the reef large Tiger Flathead.

Entertainment

With so much on offer you will need an itinerary...

The Sapphire Coast offers plenty of entertainment for young and old.  With superb venues and locations you will be spoilt for choice.  Whether it’s music, cinema, attractions, festivals, races, markets, galleries, wineries, water sports or nature-based activities your visit to our region will be rewarding and enriching.

Family

For many decades families have been the backbone of Merimbula, they return year after year and grow with the surrounds.
The water playgrounds provide safety and tranquility for families starting out and challenges are scaled-up as the kids become teens.
Beach icons likes Mitches jetty will stay with you forever, as will the screams of joy at the one and only Magic Mountain.
For the most part your Merimbula family adventures will involve all things ‘sand and sea’ and everything that makes it tick.  You can even experience the wonders of ocean life up close without getting wet. The Merimbula Wharf and Aquarium bring the ocean to you and over the summer holidays you can immerse yourself in the marine life with National Park Adventure programmes.

Golf

Golf

Take on the challenge of our stunning local golf courses...
You won’t ruin a good walk with a small white ball when you have both spectacular scenery and a great challenge in front of you on our surrounding golf courses.
You can share the 27-hole course at Pambula-Merimbula Golf Club with plenty of local wildlife or take in the glorious view at Tura Beach Country Club – but the ocean views could prove to be a big distraction.

Tura Beach :-Country Club

Tura Beach’s 18 Hole Championship Golf Course is a mainstay in the top 100 public courses in Australia for its brilliant design and unparalleled scenery, and was Australia’s First Dedicated Golf Course Community.  Hosting the celebrated Bega Cheese Pro-Am and Rated No. 1 by playing professionals on the country NSW Pro-Am circuit, Tura Beach Country Club is the true golf gem of the far south coast of NSW.
With its views of the Sapphire Coast and adjoining headlands, it weaves down to the beach and back through mature eucalyptus forest.  Designed by Peter Thomson and Michael Wolveridge, it’s not short of memorable holes.  The 181 metre water carry on the fifth and the split fairway on the 6th are just two examples, but the risk and reward par fives are the main feature.  There are six of them, all with their own unique bunker and water challenges. So while staying in the area don’t miss out on playing this unique and challenging course, its reputation is growing every day, and with the clubhouse that is renowned for its “Million Dollar Views” and Seaview Bistro open 7 days, it’s one of the most popular tourist destinations on the coast.

Mandeni Family :- Fun Park

Has it All Set on 600acres, this unique bush parkland setting is the perfect spot to bring the family and spend the day.* Water driving range *18 hole Mini Golf * 9 Hole Pitch and Putt * 9 Hole Golf Course * Club Hire and Lessons * group or private lessons *School Holiday Golf Clinics for kids and Lots more!! $25.00 a family ALL DAY bike or Golf!!!!

Cheese Factory

Bega Cheese Heritage Centre

The Heritage Centre is a faithful reproduction of one of the first buildings to be constructed on the Bega Cheese site in 1899. The Heritage Centre has a comprehensive display of cheese and butter making equipment from the turn of the 19th Century, giving visitors the chance to see how early farmers in our region lived, worked and transported their wares.  Pop in for a browse and purchase as we have great art and craft as well as souvenirs.  You can dine in our café, sample local cheeses and try some of our delicious dairy products.