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Wyeenott

My place is close to Bar Beach and Short Point. You’ll love my place because of the nearby beaches, close bush walks, sunsets and the retro feel.. My place is good for couples and families (with kids).

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Long Point House

Our family beach house since the 1970's, it has many traditional Australian beach house features and is filled with memories! It's located right on top of Merimbula's primary peninsula, long point, and a 2-3 minute walk away from beautiful bar beach.

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The Crows Nest

You will love the Crows Nest as soon as you arrive! Located high up on the hill overlooking Merimbula Bay, lake and town. The view is stunning! You will have exclusive use of the lower level of my house with separate entrance. It offers a large openplan lounge kitchen, a separate bedroom with kingsize bed and an ensuite bathroom. The apartment is fully air-conditioned. Watch the magic sunsets from the expansive undercover deck whilst sipping your favourite drink.

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Stay near Merimbula's top sights

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Merimbula RSL Club15 locals recommend
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Merimbula Aquarium & Wharf Restaurant28 locals recommend
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The Waterfront Cafe19 locals recommend
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Dulcie's Cottage39 locals recommend
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Woolworths5 locals recommend
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Club Sapphire Merimbula10 locals recommend

Apartments in Merimbula

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LIG@TB - 1 BR Unit - 100m to Merimbula Lake.
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Little Cove, 1BR Unit 700m to Main Beach 🏖
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Bluewater Apt. 3 First Floor
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Cetacea Apartments - 2 Bedroom - Lake View
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180 degree views of Merimbula Lake
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Harvey's
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Centre of everthing
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Sunsets at Bar
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Sunny beach side apartment
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Central, modern, clean and amazingly awesome!
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Coastal N Cosy
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Pelican Waters 1

Pet-friendly houses

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ADS on Collins - Pet Friendly
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Lakefront Retreat-Water frontage-Pet friendly
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Fishpen Retreat
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Gorgeous ocean views from the house
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Osborne House - 2 bedroom option
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Cottage 45 - pet friendly at Pambula Beach
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Cornwell Cottage, 3 bedroom, fantastic lake view
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Bell Bird House, Bush views minutes to beach.
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Merimbula The Lake House
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A Touch of Bali - 3 bedroom pet friendly home
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High Tide at Dolphin Cove
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Minto - 3 Bedroom home with lake and ocean views

Houses with kitchens

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Sirocco on Main - Perfect Location!
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Oceanview Oasis, 3 bedroom sanctuary
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Captains Quarters, Indoor Pool
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Sea Change at Tasman
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Pambula Beach River Mouth House for Couples
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BELLBIRD HOUSE - Tranquil. Views. Walk to beach.
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Sea180 Merimbula Holiday House
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PORTIFINO - Luxury Long Point Home
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Entire guest suite 1 bedroom bathroom kitchenette
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Tura Beach Golf Stays
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The 50's Beach House
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Ocean Break Tura

Your guide to Merimbula

All About Merimbula

The coastal town of Merimbula is located on the Sapphire Coast, a three-hour drive from Canberra. In addition to its beautiful surfing beaches, Merimbula is also home to two lakes — Merimbula Lake to the south of the town and Back Lake to the north. The name Merimbula comes from an Aboriginal word meaning “two lakes,” and the calm waters are ideal for gentle water sports. An easy walking track nearby takes you through the wild wetlands and soft sands of Bournda National Park.

During the winter months, Merimbula is a popular whale-watching spot, and it’s not uncommon to see dolphins and seals frolicking off the coast throughout the year. Wildlife is an integral part of life here, with a local sanctuary caring for wombats, echidnas, and kangaroos. The area around Merimbula is known for its deep-sea fishing, and there are plenty of restaurants and takeaway spots where you can enjoy the day’s catch.


When is the best time to stay in a holiday rental in Merimbula?

Merimbula has a temperate climate that makes it a pleasant place to visit any time of year. Due to the popularity of water activities in the region, the area is at its busiest during the summer; the hottest and most humid month to visit is February. Winter can bring cool days and nights, although you’ll have more room to explore the town and its beaches at this quieter time of year. Temperatures are still relatively mild in Merimbula in spring and autumn, and you’ll still be able to swim in the ocean without a wetsuit. These are also ideal times to discover some of the nearby bushwalks. March is usually the wettest month here, while August is the driest.


What are the top things to do in Merimbula?

Whale watching

Whale watching is a popular activity in Merimbula, as humpback and southern right whales can be spotted migrating between Antarctica and the warm waters of the Whitsundays. While you can often see the whales from May to July, the best times for sightings are August and September.

Surfing

Stretching for six kilometres, the northern end of the main beach in Merimbula is a particularly popular spot for surfing. Surfers are also drawn to the consistent break at Short Point, and Merimbula Lake and Back Lake boast perfect conditions for stand-up paddleboarding as well as snorkelling, swimming, and kayaking in tranquil surroundings.

Bushwalking

Merimbula offers a host of walking and running trails. The pretty boardwalk that runs alongside Merimbula Lake is well signed and provides information about local marine life. Goodenia Rainforest Walking Track runs for just over a kilometre, enveloped by beautiful trees and lush ferns and home to the native lyrebird and its mimicking call.