Things to do in Merimbula

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Things to Do in Merimbula

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  • John A
    Australian Capital Territory, Australia18 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Kids absolutely loved it, and enjoyed feeding the animals and petting the echidna. George the goose was a delight and I even got to hand feed emus which was an interesting experience.

    I understand that it's a non-for-profit so they're limited by how much they can do, but feels like some signs with the maps or arrows would be useful. It wasn't obvious where you're supposed to go to and whether you've covered the entire ground. Also add some hand sanitisers around? There are wild animals in there and the only option to clean was go to the toilet and wash there.

    Finally, the fences have a very dense pattern to them, and if the sun shines on them it makes it very hard to see what's inside. This is obviously an issue in many zoos and not sure what's the solution. Paint them black? Add shade on top so sun doesn't reach them?
    Written 30 January 2024
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  • TWal1
    Canberra, Australia2,891 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The walk along the Merimbula Boardwalk is beautiful. Parts of the boardwalk go over the water and the water level depends on the tide. The walk along the estuary is very peaceful with bird life and beautiful scenery. There are no railings on the boardwalk and it is wide enough to allow people to pass each other.
    Written 4 May 2023
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  • Chris2991955
    Airlie Beach, Australia63 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really nice restaurant in superb location overlooking the wharf and ocean. The food is really very good and a great selection of fresh seafood.
    Genuine family restaurant with friendly service.
    Written 27 November 2023
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  • Go578587
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely walk not too strenuous some steps good viewing platform for photos well signed. And other pause spots for views of coastline. Whales to be seen if you're lucky in the right season
    Written 25 November 2023
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  • John A
    Australian Capital Territory, Australia18 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Thanks for a fun day. Kids loved it and I loved it and would definitely return if we're around Merimbula in the future. Highlights were the rollercoaster and toboggan.

    Things which could have been better:

    More shade, especially outside the rides so you're not baking in the sun while waiting.

    Water refill stations. We had to ask at the kiosk to refill our water bottles because there were no other places to do so.

    Grand prix waiting time was potentially not worth the ride itself. I understand you can only fit five cars at a time, but from the outside you don't see the line inside which requires around 3 or 4 more cycles! It would be very useful to have a sign or two outside somewhere saying "X minutes from here" or "1 hour from here" so people know what they're getting into. Could have done the rollercoaster at least three times while waiting for the cars.
    Written 30 January 2024
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  • 2CAtravelers
    Brattleboro, VT876 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stopped here while on a shore excursion from our cruise ship. The staff was super friendly and helpful. They even provided a "welcome" bag full of helpful information. They eagerly answered our questions and provided direction. Great Service!!
    Written 7 June 2023
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  • seeingtheworldslkc81
    Sydney, Australia62 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The short point beach / lookout is a must at sunrise and sunset. Really nice seats and lookout in the reserve to watch the surf. The short walk to the look out at sunrise is worth the early wake up great for dogs and family’s.
    Written 5 February 2022
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  • MASON
    86 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    nice soft sand with 4km worth of beach to enjoy. great for boogie boarding if you like that sort of thing and depending on the day they have great markets. I walked from Merimbula to Pambula and I would say doing that walk is much better than the board walk (bring food otherwise you will regret it aha)
    Written 10 June 2022
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  • Roland J
    Epping10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely park definitely worth a stop and play with the kids and about 150 meters from the beach five stars
    Written 25 March 2021
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  • Christine O
    Bairnsdale, Australia136 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place for either a short of longer walk that hugs the coast. Opportunities to see bird lift, native plants & scenic photo shots. Take the walk up to Bar Beach - a favorite for families, surfies & kayakers; its well worth the visit. Has a kiosk with plenty of spots to sit & enjoy the scenery.
    Written 22 March 2022
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  • Meg
    Canberra, Australia356 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Rotary Club of Merimbula hosts this market on the 3rd Sunday of each month. Gold coin donation for entry. Variety of food including dutch pancakes, bbq, thai etc. And a variety of stores including vintage/2nd hand, plants, cheese and fresh produce, soap etc.
    Very fun community vibe- highly recommend!
    Written 18 October 2020
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  • Christine O
    Bairnsdale, Australia136 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Scenic, safe beach for toddlers, great for kayaker & a favorite with surfers (they launch at the head to cross the channel to reach the waves). Has a popular kiosk with room to sit alongside & view the ocean.
    Written 22 March 2022
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