Merimbula is a favourite holiday destination for both Victorians and the Canberra set. The area is seemingly protected and whilst windy has a sunny reputation. Beaches plus inland waterways mean boating, surfing and fishing as the top recreations. Merimbula is also the ‘capital’ of the region and to handle the growth and popularity of the area has an airport to service commuter traffic to Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra.

Merimbula is predominantly a tourist town and its meaning is Aboriginal for 'two lakes'.

Merimbula is also a young town and has no old buildings of significance that have survived the rapid expansion. The notable exception being the War Memorial building in the cbd.

Merimbula is the host of the Australian Native Orchid Show, held in Twyfold Hall. Another event is the Annual Jazz Festival which is held on the Queen’s Birthday weekend in June. While a much smaller festival, a Country Music Festival is held in the Merimbula-Imlay Bowling Club around the beginning of November

Merimbula does, however, have a small, but significant oyster farming industry. Merimbula grows approximately 3% of NSW oyster production.

The seals near the cbd

The Merimbula Hotel is a 50’s building and about as ugly you could get, and a Mc Donalds is on what may have been the other pub spot.

The Merimbula War Memorial is on the waterfront and is worthy, but modern acknowledgement.

All of the churches in Merimbula and modern. One can only wonder what was demolished.

The Merimbula Museum is housed in the old primary school that gives an insight to an earlier era.

 For all its heritage shortcomings, the place is really nice and is a great place for a holiday.

Heritage diary

Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals Airport
Pets Allowed Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery Whitewater Rafting
Surfing Skydiving
Skiing Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course