Location South Coast New South Wales
Pop : 4 900
471 km south of Sydney, population 4,900
Merimbula began in the 1850s as a private village and developed as a port and service centre for the surrounding rural area.
The town's main assets are water sports of all types, including fishing, swimming, boating, lake cruises, scuba diving, sailboarding and canoeing.
THINGS TO DO :
~ Visit the Merimbula-Imlay Historical Museum and learn about the region's fascinating history.
~ Take a scenic flight along the sparkling Sapphire Coast.
~ Discover freshwater lakes and magnificent beaches on the walking trails in Bournda National Park.
~ Hire a canoe and launch yourself on Merimbula Lake.
DON’T MISS :
~ Divers hand-feeding fish at the Steamer Wharf.
~ A picnic by Nethercote Falls, south of Merimbula.
~ The Aboriginal middens around Merimbula Lake.
~ Fossil sites in Bournda National Park.
The local oysters
Merimbula Jazz Festival, held every June long weekend, attracts some of the cream of the current crop of jazz musicians from interstate and overseas
Mambo Merimbula Wave Classic, in November, is Australia’s longest running kite-boarding and windsurfing event.