Destination guide

Merimbula – a jewel along the Sapphire Coast

The sun shines bright and adventure is on hand throughout the Sapphire Coast – and the town of Merimbula is no exception. Set in the southern portion of New South Wales, the beach community offers plenty of chances for water-based fun, including surfing and whale watching. Love to lose yourself in nature while you travel? The shores of Merimbula Lake invite you to enjoy a leisurely stroll, while Merimbula vacation rentals place you just a short drive from a host of national parks. Finally, there's always a party on tap as the city hosts numerous festivals throughout the year.

Things to do

From water slides to wombats – Merimbua has it all

The great outdoors are open for business! Take a stroll along the Merimbula Boardwalk, an elevated walkway that hugs the shoreline of Merimbula Lake as its winds through mangrove forests and past oyster farms. Nearby Spencer Park offers a peaceful waterfront setting, where you can relax on sandy beaches or dine under the sun at picnic tables. Have kids staying in your Merimbula vacation rental? Make sure to plan a visit to Magic Mountain, a small theme park outfitted with rides, go-kart tracks, water slides and miniature golf courses, and Potoroo Palace, a wildlife sanctuary with wombats and kangaroos.

Activities

Fishing, fireworks and festivals – fun awaits in Merimbula

The beach is calling in Merimbula, where you can spend the day surfing, snorkelling, fishing, kitesurfing, boating and scuba diving. Back on land, golf and lawn bowling are popular pastimes. It seems like there's always a celebration on hand, with the city hosting a popular jazz festival each June and not one but two orchid shows throughout the year. The city's New Year's Eve Spectacular offers lots of pomp and circumstance, with plenty of live music and 2 firework shows. Merimbula vacation rentals often host travellers in town for windsurfing and kiteboarding festivals.

Weather

Soak up the sun-kissed shores of the Sapphire Coast

It's summertime in Merimbula which means one thing – the sun is shining and the mercury is climbing. Warm summers usually translate to daytime highs around 24 degrees, but low humidity keeps it from getting too hot. The coast cools off in the winter, when dry and windy conditions sweep through town. July is usually the coldest month with daytime highs topping out around 16 degrees. Your umbrella will come in handy in this region that sees more than 830 millimetres of rain each year, particularly if you're visiting in November and December, the city's wettest months.

Natural highlights

Things are about to get pretty wet and wild

Merimbula offers a watery landscape, as its surrounded by Merimbula Lake, Boggy Creek and the Pacific Ocean. The pristine beaches are lined with everything from sandy white shores to forests filled with tea and banksia trees. Just off the coast, southern right and humpback whales make quite the splash from mid-August to November as whale watching tours track their every movement. The town is also just 30 minutes from Bournda National Park, home to secluded beaches and scores of shorebirds, and less than an hour from Ben Boyd National Park, known for its colourful cliffs and rocky beaches.

How to get there

Transport options to and around Merimbula

Fly into Merimbula, NSW (MIM), the closest airport, located 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from the city centre.

Where to stay near Merimbula?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 377 holiday rentals near Merimbula. From 195 Houses to 145 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Merimbula for a long holiday or a weekend break is on Stayz.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Merimbula?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Merimbula. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Pambula Merimbula Golf Club: 489 holiday rentals
  • Merimbula Aquarium: 489 holiday rentals
  • Merimbula Marina: 489 holiday rentals
  • Main Beach Recreation Reserve: 489 holiday rentals
  • Merimbula Imlay Historical Society: 489 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Merimbula listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Merimbula?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 195 Houses in Merimbula. Our other popular types of Merimbula holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 145 holiday houses
  • Townhouses: 20 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 8 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Merimbula?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 71 holiday homes with pool available in Merimbula. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.