Road trips have recently taken the front seat when it comes to popular ways to travel the globe, which is lucky for those living in Australia. The continent offers a wide range of scenery, from the picturesque mountains to the ever-expansive width of the desert. With Covid restrictions grounding most countries, now is the time to pack and bag and socially distance in a car. For an unforgettable holiday destination spot just a six-hour drive from Sydney, consider the beautiful town of Merimbula.
Water, Water, All Around
Merimbula means ‘two lakes’ in the local Aboriginal language, but this little coastal spot offers much more than just its lakes. The beaches are stunning, and the surf draws many and more to the waters. Short Point, Bar Beach, and Spencer Park Beach are all worth a day trip of sea, sand, and fun!
Have A Whale of A Time
Another great aspect of the water in Merimbula is the whale watching opportunities during the months of August through November. If you enjoy whale watching, Marimbula is a great spot to see the Humpback Whales making their usual migration from Antarctica to the Great Barrier Reef. Be sure to bring a camera, because during the Southern Migration period, there is a guarantee you’ll see some whales! Usually, it is common to see plenty of other marine life as well, including bottlenose dolphins, sea turtles, Orcas, and even penguins.
Take a Stroll Down the Boardwalk
The boardwalk is well-known in Merimbula and is a great leisurely activity. The wooden planks will take you alongside the Merimbula Lake, which is dotted with small wooden benches to sit, rest, and appreciate the view. You can even spot small crabs or fish nearby. It is a beautiful spot to watch the sunset as well and makes for a great spot for pictures
Eat Seafood by The Seaside
Whenever in a new area, eat as the locals do—which, in Merimbula, means seafood. Oysters and mussels are the most popular. There’s even an oyster farm where you can learn about oysters and attempt to shuck your own!
Merimbula is a great town that is fun for the whole family. There is a wide range of activities that appeal to all ages. With so much to do, it makes for a great long weekend or even week-long trip!