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Merimbula is located in the heart of the Sapphire Coast,  454 km south of Sydney via the Princes Highway A1 and 588kms North East of Melbourne via the Princes Highway A1, or 522 km north of Melbourne via the Hume Motorway, Canberra and Cooma.  Merimbula is 243km from Canberra,  the nation’s capital.

Set on the edge of beautiful Merimbula Lake, the nomadic Yuin Aboriginal people lived on country that includes the town we now call Merimbula.  Around the several lagoons in the area, you will find many middens, created by the Aboriginals as they fished for oysters and made their tools.

A popular holiday destination since the 1960's, activities are centred around the proximity to many impressive beaches, lakes and lagoons with several National Parks surrounding the area, preserving it's natural beauty for generations to come and offering endless places to explore and an abundance of birds and wildlife.




Merimbula Regional airport has daily connections between Melbourne and Sydney with

Regional Express and Qantas.

Experience a scenic flight over the Sapphire Coast or charter a flight with Merimbula Air Services for a bird's eye view of the coastline. Take in the panoramic views right along the coast from Montague Island in the north to Gabo Island in the south, or enjoy a flight over some unique pristine mountain wilderness.

Bus & Coach

Bus and coach services from Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra are available with CountryLink, VLine and Premier Motor Service.


While on the Sapphire Coast, Sapphire Coast Buslines can help you get around, covering the southern part of the shire from Bega to Eden with charter services available. 


Tour some of our scenic coastal drives along the Princes Highway, Sapphire Coast Drive and the Tathra-Bermagui Road or discover the hinterland and country delights of artisan trails, food and wine or rolling green valleys and country delights.

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A variety of services available including on-demand bus travel and charter services

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While you're here, top up at the Tea Tree, a locally owned and operated service station and roadhouse with very competitive prices

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Joy flights, charter flights and flight training, all under the one wing.

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