Merimbula is a seaside town on the Sapphire Coast of New South Wales that offers a vibrant village centre set alongside forest, pristine beaches and tranquil coastal lakes. The area was originally inhabited by the Yuin Aboriginal people, and eventually became a bustling cargo and transport wharf. It became a popular tourist destination in the 1960's, and remains so today.
In both winter and spring it is a great spot for watching the whale migration along the 'humpback highway' of the east coast, either from one of the many lookout points or a guided cruise. Stroll along the boardwalk and up the esplanade to stop in the village for lunch at a waterfront cafe, or walk over the bridge to relax at Main Beach. For the nature enthusiasts, visit the Potoroo Palace wildlife sanctuary or discover the lagoons and walking trails in Bournda National Park.
Kayaking and oysters, enjoy the two best experiences on Yuin Country in this four hour guided tour on the Pambula river. Kayak through Beowa National Park from Pambula and float past wildlife and natural features before a stop at Broadwater Oysters. Here you will learn how to shuck the Sydney Rock Oyster followed by an oyster tasting. This tour provides a great opportunity to learn about the ecology, history and culture of the region with a professional kayaking guide.
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