Experience the climate, beauty and spectacular scenery of Merimbula and the Sapphire Coast. We enjoy a temperate climate with perfect summers and in winter, the warm clear days offer a relaxing break making an ideal winter getaway.
This is a very special area of great natural beauty and history. The coastline offers many pristine deserted beaches, forests, rivers and lakes, with picturesque rolling hills and mountain backdrops.
There's never a chance to be bored with plenty of activities available for all ages including whale watching, river and scenic cruises, diving, fishing, snorkelling, swimming and surfing. Explore the many National Parks, play golf, bowls or tennis. Experience a scenic flight.
Discover the many cafes and restaurants or enjoy the hospitality of the local clubs or try Merimbula Lake's famous oysters.
We have a large solar heated, saltwater swimming pool and a separate toddlers pool. We have 2 large, covered gas bbqs in a lovely garden setting and a table tennis room.
Stunning sapphire water and golden sand stretch for miles, so many magnificent beaches to enjoy. Merimbula Main beach is home to many activities - swim, surf, sailboard or canoe the sparkling waters, learn to surf or just sit back and take in the local birdlife and scenic beauty that makes Merimbula so magical. There are many stunning ocean and lake beaches for all ages to enjoy, no matter where the wind is coming from, you will be able to find a protected beach and our temperate climate makes the beaches a wonderful place to be regardless of the time of year.
Walk on the boardwalk around Merimbula Lake and enjoy the wide variety of birdlife and the beautiful scenery. Hire a boat and go fishing or fish off the various favourite spots around the lake. Pambula Lake is also a beautiful spot for boating or fishing or buying those tasty oysters.
The Pambula Merimbula Golf Club offers the only 27 hole course on the Sapphire Coast. The club will welcome you and the course is excellent with bushland and views to the lake and of course the resident-roos are an added attraction for many visitors. The course at Club Sapphire Tura was designed by Peter Thompson and is a championship course that offers million dollar coastal and ocean views. There are also excellent golf courses close by at Eden, Bega and Tathra.
Both Bowling Clubs in the Merimbula area will make visiting bowlers feel very welcome. Excellent catering and entertainment is provided and the clubs are known for their friendliness and informality. Several bowling carnivals are held throughout the year.
If you enjoy a game of tennis, there are hard courts and all weather surfaces available and both Merimbula and Pambula courts have night lighting.
Sailboarding is a popular sport and the Merimbula area is ideal for enthusiasts. Merimbula Lake provides an ideal spot for participants and spectators alike, with the surf beaches ideal for the more adventurous wave jumpers. The annual Mambo Festival in November is very colourful and makes for great photo opportunities as competitors from all over the world show off their skills.
The main season for dolphin and whale watching is from late September to November when mothers and calves migrate south to the feeding grounds of the Antarctic. Whale sightings in Merimbula Bay are becoming more frequent each year as mothers and calves rest before continuing their long journeys. The experience of seeing these amazing creatures is something that will stay with you forever. During a cruise you will also see interesting birdlife including the Albatross and sightings of seals, dolphin and the fairy penguins are common. Several cruises are available from Merimbula and Eden.
Merimbula is famous for its beautiful and bountiful coastal waterways and beaches where boating and fishing are favourite pastimes of locals and visitors. Whether it is deep sea, rock or beach fishing or simply dangling a line in the lake or off the jetty or prawning when the time is right, you'll enjoy the experience. Charter boat operators in Merimbula offer extensive fishing knowledge and provide reef, deep sea and game fishing trips and boat hire. Ramps and facilities are all close by.
Potoroo Palace native animal and education sanctuary is just 9km north of Merimbula on the Princes Highway and is always worth a visit to see some of our lovely locals. Go to Oaklands at Pambula where you can feed the farm animals and enjoy an excellent coffee or browse for antiques. Visit Merimbula Aquarium with its 27 tank aquarium plus a spectacular large ocean tank. The very well presented morning fish feeding sessions are both educational and fun for all ages, the restaurant's coffee and lunches are excellent too and you just may be lucky enough to see a pod of dolphin go past.
There are many National Parks to explore during your stay. Whether exploring the more remote beaches at Mimosa or Ben Boyd National Parks or walking between Green Cape and Boyd's Tower on the Light to Light Walk, you will see spectacular coastline and long, deserted beaches. Davidson Whaling Station is on the shores of beautiful Twofold Bay and gives a fascinating insight to the days when whaling took place in the area
The Merimbula Area offers many delightful scenic drives along the coast and inland. Visit such places as Bournda Island and Lagoon, Wallagoot Lake, Dr. George and Myrtle Mountains, Bega, Cobargo, Bermagui, Wyndham and Rocky Hall areas, Eden and spectacular Twofold Bay.
To see this beautiful coast and the spectacular scenery by air makes a joy flight the ultimate experience.
Merimbula's family recreation park Magic Mountain offers hours of fun and relaxation for all age groups. The park provides many interesting bush-walking tracks, a children's playground is available and barbecues are provided in the beautiful picnic areas. Waterslides, roller coaster, mini Grand Prix cars are just some of the attractions available.
Make a trip to the Killer Whale Museum in Eden where you will find a range of maritime relics from the days when the whaling industry flourished in Twofold Bay with a complete skeleton of Tom the killer whale - believed to be one of the 2 killer whale skeletons in the world.
Visit the cheese factory and heritage centre at Bega or one of the museums in the area. The Old School museum in Merimbula is well worth a visit to see the amazing utensils, clothing, photos and other interesting items from much earlier days.
Find the bargain of the year at one of our local markets, galleries or craft villages where you will find pottery, timber, leather and art and craft of all types. Visit one of the wineries in the area and enjoy the tastings on offer, learn to snorkel, scuba dive or surf, hire a bike or kayak or ride a horse. Or just sit back and relax and take in the beautiful, fresh sea air and stunning scenery!
No matter what your interests, you'll find plenty to enjoy in and around Merimbula.
Penguin Mews Merimbula Holiday Townhouses are very spacious, split level accommodation and are self contained with full cooking facilities, dishwasher, washing machine and reverse cycle heating/air-conditioning. Enjoy the use of your very own private balcony with beautiful lake and ocean views. 3 of our Merimbula Holiday Townhouses units have a queen bed in main bedroom and a double, a single and trundle bed in the 2nd. 2 of these units have a queen bed in the main bedroom and 2 singles plus a trundle in 2nd bedroom. DVD, Austar (free) and wireless broadband access (fees apply).More Info Book Online Check Availability
Penguin Mews Merimbula offers spacious and airy Holiday Accommodation in Merimbula with lake views. The fully self contained apartments have full cooking facilities and reverse cycle heating/air-conditioning. All have a private courtyard or balcony. Queen bed in master bedroom, 2 singles plus a trundle bed in 2nd bedroom. DVD, Austar (free) and wireless broadband access (fees apply).More Info Book Online Check Availability
The Penguin Mews 1 Bedroom Apartment is on the 2nd floor (32 stairs) and has beautiful views out over the lake, the beach and the ocean. It is fully self contained with reverse cycle heating/air-conditioning, cooking facilities and a queen bed. There is a balcony out the front with a table and chairs and it has under cover parking. DVD, Austar (free) and wireless broadband access (fees apply). Book your stay in Penguin Mews Merimbula Holiday Apartments now!More Info Book Online Check Availability