Come and explore the best of what Nature has to offer on the Beautifully Uncivilized Sapphire Coast. Using Merimbula as your base you’ll be surrounded by over 150 pristine beaches, endless kilometres of coastal and forest walking tracks and amazing opportunities to experience nature like you never have before.
Mount Imlay, Bournda, Ben Boyd, Mimosa Rocks, South East Forests, Wadbilliga and Kooraban National Parks all form a ring of forests and bushland surrounding Merimbula.
Take a short walk from the centre of town along the edge of Merimbula Lake or explore the wildlife of Panboola Wetlands, on the edge of town. Panboola is a 77 hectare area of floodplain managed by the Pambula Wetlands and Heritage Project Inc. in conjunction with the Pambula Wetlands and Heritage Reserve Trust.
If you want to travel a little further you can head off on a day trip, beach hopping along the coast in Mimosa Rocks or Ben Boyd National Parks.
It doesn’t take long to find yourself on a deserted beach of your very own. Head into the hills to explore rainforests and waterfalls, keeping an eye out for Lyrebirds, Koalas and even the rarely seen Platypus. You can even meet up with the Sapphire Coast Bird Watchers and discover some of the local fauna.
While raw bushland surrounds one side of Merimbula the other side contains the crystal clear waters of the Sapphire Coast. Jump aboard a Whale Watching boat for a short trip from the centre of town to the Humpback Highway. Seals and dolphins are a common sight on your way watching this majestic giants making their way up and down the coastline. Get a closer look at the local marine life by hiring a SUP board or sea kayak from the beach at Fishpen or join an offshore tour with a group of paddlers.
A walk for the more adventurous, the Light to Light Walking Track runs from Boyd's Tower to Green Cape Lightstation passing through spectacular coastal scenery
Whatever your pace or taste for adventure Merimbula has it all. Book yourself a Getaway experience you’ll never forget today.