Merimbula’s convenient centralized geographic location (and the benefit of an airport 10 minutes away) makes us a good option for gatherings of families or groups from NSW, Vic or ACT. We have had the pleasure of welcoming many different interest groups in the past, including:
Fishing: Many fishing groups staying with us have enjoyed the local fishing spots. See our article on fishing tips and hints.
Art groups: Our region with its stunning beaches, lakes and headlands is very popular with artists who enjoy the rich content the area has to offer
Conferences: We can cater for larger conference groups in terms of accommodation, as well as smaller conferences, who make us of our on-site facilities for their meetings
Weddings: Merimbula is a popular choice for wedding venues and Short Point (just down the lawn from us) is a favourite choice for wedding photographers. We have some stunning wedding venues in our area; for more info, see here.
Extended Family Groups: Many extended families from around the country choose us as their central meeting point. With our facilities and proximity to the beach and lake, there is something for all family members to enjoy.
We are well set up to accommodate a range of other groups, including School groups, Surfing Groups, Walking groups, Sporting groups and more.
We are also able to offer catering options if needed for your next function. Please contact us with your requirements and we will gladly work through a solution with you.
If you are considering Merimbula for your group accommodation, see below for more information to “Stay, Dine and Do” whilst in beautiful Merimbula
For groups, select from either our 2-bedroom or our 3-bedroom family cabins.
Our 2-bedroom family cabins have 2 bedrooms with separate kitchen / living room and are situated on the beachfront side, lakeside, or park setting within the park. Click here for a short video showing the cabin layout.
Our 3-bedroom cabins and 3-bedroom Cottage have 3 bedrooms with separate full kitchen (including full-sized oven and fridge), living room and are situated on the lakeside, or park setting within the park. Click here for a short video showing the cabin layouts.
All our family cabins have reverse-cycle air-conditioning for your comfort and are fully self-contained including towels and linen.
Beach Cabins Merimbula is well set up for groups: Our Barbecue area, Pool and Communal room are centrally located in the park, with easy access from all cabins. For more info, see our Facilities page [hyperlink to facilities on About Us page]
Barbecues: We have a central undercover barbecue area with 2 large hotplate bbqs as well as another 2 flame-grill bbqs outside our communal room.
Communal Room: Ideal for group communal meals and gatherings, our communal room has a full-sized oven, fridge, microwave, coffee machine, books, board games, TV and seating for small and medium-sized groups.
Pool: Our solar-heated pool is next to the Barbecue area in the middle of the park which is also conveniently close to the volleyball / badminton net for a quick cool down between games!
Trampoline: We have a giant trampoline at the top of the park for all the kids (young and old!) to enjoy
Visitors to Merimbula have a range of delicious options to choose from when it comes to Restaurants, Cafes and Takeaway options. We have selected a few recommendations below. Click here for a detailed list, with their contact details: [hyperlink to blog on Explore Page: Merimbula Restaurant, Takeaway and Café guide]
Also, don’t forget the Eat Merimbula food festival in March, with local restaurants and food producers’ gourmet offerings on display for you to sample!
Wheelers Seafood Restaurant and Oyster Bar is a perfect option for a special night out to enjoy Merimbula’s famous Sydney Rock Oysters at their Oyster Bar, or enjoy a meal from their extensive menu, including many seafood options.
The Wharf Restaurant is just around the corner from the Beach Cabins and has unbeatable views over Merimbula Bay. Enjoy a cocktail in the sun on their deck and an excellent meal from their extensive menu.
Pier One Bar and Grill has a cosy atmosphere and great food, overlooking Merimbula Lake from Market Street.
Another great value-for-money family option is to dine at one of our Clubs (Merimbula RSL and Club Sapphire). The Merimbula RSL large menu with an excellent section for Asian food.
Club Sapphire (Bowling Club) has a choice of either the Bistro, or their Rockpool Café which has some interesting menu options specialising in local ingredients. After dinner, have a go at some under cover barefoot bowls
Both clubs offer very good child-minding options to keep your little ones entertained.
The Waterfront Café offers excellent brekkie and lunch options on the lakeside in town.
Bar Beach Kiosk (only 2 mins from the Beach Cabins) overlooks the iconic Bar Beach and is open from Oct – Apr.
Mormors Cafe is in a quaint shopping arcade where you can sit inside or under the trees outside
Cranky Café is across the bridge at Fishpen, opposite Main Beach and has either dine-in or takeaway options for brekkie or lunch.
Hungrys takeaway in town is well known for its fish and chips, burgers and delicious homemade pies
Another good option for fish and chips as well as burgers is Fishpen takeaway opposite Main Beach in Fishpen
For Thai food, Yummy Thai by Hot Wok is recommended
For Chinese takeaway (or to dine in) try the Dragon Lake restaurant on Beach St
For pizza takeaways (or dine-in options too) we recommend these restaurants:
Grapevine Pizza and Duci’s Italian Restaurant
For Chinese takeaway (or to dine in) try the Dragon Lake restaurant on Beach St
There are a multitude of options for families to enjoy their holiday in Merimbula and the surrounding area. See our Explore page for more details; here are some suggestions:
Explore our Beaches and Lakes: Merimbula has a total of 6 beaches which are either surf or lakeside, giving you lots of options to find a sunny sheltered spot.
Go whale watching: Witness the incredible Southern Migration of humpback whales from August to November, either from a whale-watching cruise, or from our front lawn! Read more here.
Take an Oyster tour: Learn more about the famous oysters grown in Merimbula and Pambula lakes and why they taste so good! Read more here.
Go for a Beach or Bush Walk: We have many short or longer walks on and around our pristine beaches, natural bush, lakes and headlands, many of which start at the Beach Cabins. Read more here.
Go Fishing: Surf, Rock, Lake or Charter fishing; we have options to suit from the beginner to the expert angler. See here for tips and hints.
Surfing, Kayaking and S.U.P: Whether you are advanced or beginner level, enjoy getting on the water in our surf or on our lakes.
Go for a bike ride: From beginner to advanced off-road tracks, we have bike rides to suit all ages and abilities.
Go Bowling: Club Sapphire bowling club has a large undercover bowling facility perfect for a night of barefoot bowls.
Sunday Markets: Have a browse around the Sunday markets in the area; check the timetable to see where this week’s market will be.
Take a Daytrip: Go on a leisurely drive up or down the coast and explore some beautiful villages, National Parks, historical sites, lighthouses and old whaling stations. Read more here.
Visit Magic Mountain: Have a great day out with the kids at Magic Mountain, Merimbula’s own theme park including zip-lining fun on the Tree climb challenge.
Visit Potoroo Palace: Get up close and personal with a range of native animals in a relaxed, informative, hands-on environment only 15 minutes’ drive away.
Experience Merimbula’s own Aquarium: Below the Wharf restaurant with a number of local species and daily fish feeding sessions.
Merimbula’s Top Fun: 10-pin bowling, laser-tag, mini golf and lots more indoor fun for the family!
Movie night: Take in a movie at our local cinema – don’t forget the popcorn!
Eden Killer Whale Museum: Learn about the early days of whaling in the beautiful port of Eden, just 25 minutes’ drive away
Experience some thrills and spills: Take a scenic flight (or learn to fly a plane!); take up Scuba diving, Sea Kayaking, try your hand at Paintball, or go horse riding in the mountains!