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Guest suite in Pambula Beach
Ah..the serenity
‘Ah the serenity ‘ is a terrific 2 bedroom apartment that is well appointed with all the comforts of home but in the quiet town of Pambula Beach and only a few minutes walk to the pristine river,surf or headland lookouts.A short drive to Merimbula which has most conveniences will keep the avid shopper or foodie content. Enjoy the views from the deck, family room , bedroom or choose your activity ( whale watching, golf , hikes , surf, fish , bird watch,kayak, read ,relax or sip a lovely vino🍾🐬🏄🏽‍♂️🍺🐳
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Apartment in Merimbula
Rest, relax and wander. With Merimbula at your doorstep, Harvey’s apartment is the perfect base for those who love a sea change escape. This private, contemporary space has everything you need for a comfortable and luxurious stay. Harvey's is perfectly positioned in a quiet area of Merimbula, an easy downhill 10 min walk to cafes, shops, Clubs and the Board Walk. We are pet friendly if your loved pet is dog friendly and human friendly. Please ensure you add your pet to your reservation .
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Guest suite in Merimbula
LAKEWOOD STUDIO Nestled near Merimbula Lake
LAKEWOOD Air Bnb studio apartment is situated on ground level, under the family home. Cosy & comfortable with your own private access, kitchenette, bathroom, Wifi & Netflix. Situated very close to Merimbula Lake & the popular, picturesque Merimbula Boardwalk- for walking, jogging, fishing, a stroll into town or to chill out & watch the sun go down. This little gem is surrounded by Australian bush & wildlife with water views in the distance from the apartment & close to town.

Popular amenities for Merimbula holiday rentals

Stay near Merimbula's top sights

Woolworths Merimbula20 locals recommend
Merimbula RSL Club20 locals recommend
The Waterfront Cafe24 locals recommend
Merimbula Aquarium & Wharf Restaurant42 locals recommend
McDonald's Merimbula3 locals recommend
Dulcie's Cottage64 locals recommend

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Quick stats about holiday rentals in Merimbula

Total rentals

310 properties

Rentals with a pool

100 properties have a pool

Pet-friendly rentals

90 properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

250 properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

9.7K reviews

Nightly prices starting at

$46 AUD before taxes and fees

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.

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.

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.


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.


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.

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