|Most expensive month:||January|
|Average price in Merimbula:||$200/night|
|Cheapest price found:||$64/night|
|Most expensive day:||Monday|
Norfolk Pine Motel Merimbula
58 Merimbula Drive, Merimbula, NSW, Australia
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Ocean View Motor Inn - Merimbula
1 View Street, Merimbula, NSW, Australia
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Coast Resort Merimbula
68/1 Elizabeth Street, Merimbula, NSW, Australia
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Nrma Merimbula Beach Holiday Resort
2 Short Point Road, Merimbula, NSW, Australia
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Known as the “Jewel of the Sapphire Coast”, Merimbula is surrounded by gorgeous coastal environments, including a lake, secluded bay and an array of Tasman Sea beaches. National parks and wildlife sanctuaries encircle Merimbula, which is also popular for its food festivals, whale watching, water sports and incredible seafood.
If you’re up for some adventure, spend some time kayaking or canoeing around Lake Merimbula or beside rocky cliffs along the coastline. Scenic flights offer a stunning bird’s-eye view of the beaches, hinterland and townships, while stand-up paddleboarding is a great way for active travellers to explore the waterways.
When it comes to beach days, you can’t go wrong at the six-kilometre-long Merimbula Main Beach, popular with surfers and sunbathers. Head to Bar Beach if you prefer snorkelling or Spencer Park Beach if you’ve got kids who’d appreciate a playground. When hunger strikes, make your way to Merimbula Aquarium & Wharf Restaurant for fresh seafood and Australian wine on the water.
Do you love nature? Don’t miss Potoroo Palace, a beloved wildlife reserve with kangaroos, dingoes, pythons, emus and other native animals. Mimosa Rocks National Park is worth the 40-minute drive north, thanks to its pristine beaches and unique birdlife, such as the swift parrots.
Embrace local culture by visiting during the annual Merimbula Jazz Festival, where you can listen to talented jazz musicians, sample regional fare and pick up unique handmade treasures. Hang around during winter to see humpback whales cruising past the beaches or get up close on a whale-watching cruise.
You can drive to Merimbula in about three hours from Canberra and six hours from Sydney, where you can also catch direct flights to Merimbula Airport that take just over one hour. Rent a car to explore the greater coastline, while you can simply walk or catch taxis to get around town.
One of the most popular hotels in Merimbula is Discovery Parks - Pambula Beach, which has been reviewed by 524 users and currently has a rating of 8.7/10. Other top-rated locations include Black Dolphin Resort Motel & Apartments and Sapphire Waters Motor Inn, which have received 7.5/10 and 8.6/10 ratings from our users, respectively.
There are plenty of cool places to hang out during the day and night at Merimbula. You can choose to relax at some beach bars and restaurants or try out those more inland. The more popular spots are those on the beach, especially on Market and Main Street. Dulcie's Cottage, along Main Street, is popular for good cocktails and quality food. It is also a nice spot to chill on a Friday night if you love the nightlife. If you want to enjoy nice ocean views while enjoying your cold beer or beverage at your accommodation, get to Merimbula Lakeview Hotel. This hotel is strategically located next to the beach to allow guests to enjoy the ocean's cool breeze. These bars are all near each other, so you can bar hop for a bit of an adventure.
Merimbula is a beach city, so there are plenty of places you can enjoy with your family. After using HotelsCombined to book accommodation in Merimbula, you can then walk down to the beach and enjoy the warm sandy beaches. Ensure you book a hotel that is close enough to the beach, like Ocean View Motor Inn, so there is more to do with your family in addition to enjoying your holiday at the beach. You can take a walk in the bush reserve, for a chance to see some native wildlife, or head to Six Flags Magic Mountain. Magic Mountain is a popular theme park that kids can enjoy as you relax. Don't forget Kangaroo Wildlife Sanctuary, if you have enough time on your holiday.
There are a lot of things to do in Merimbula. If you like fishing, then Merimbula Lake is the place to be. This lake is an inland extension of the ocean. You can also go snorkelling and surfing on this lake. There are things to see, too, in Merimbula. A popular one of these is whale watching; you can see these magnificent creatures in their natural environment. There are various sightseeing tour agencies around Merimbula that you can hire for this purpose. The better time to see whales is between September and November. Apart from the whales, you can also see penguins, seals, dolphins and a variety of birds. Consider staying at South Seas Motel for a great experience near the ocean.
There are plenty of hotels in Merimbula to enjoy various activities, among them being Hillcrest Merimbula (on Merimbula Drive) and Ocean View Motor Inn (on View Street). These two Merimbula hotels are both within a few minutes' walk of the city centre and close to the beach; you will love them for Merimbula accommodation. From here, there are plenty of things to see in Merimbula. You can easily go whale watching from these hotels or visit Merimbula Aquarium to get an even closer look at sea creatures.