Things to do in Merimbula and Pambula

Merimbula and Pambula

Halfway between Sydney and Melbourne, with its own airport and daily flights, is the coastal oases of Merimbula and Pambula. These hubs of the Sapphire Coast have something for every holiday maker. Ocean adventures, fine dining, a taste of the country life, cafes and galleries, walks in pristine forests and wetlands or just relaxing with your toes in the sand and a good book. Follow the social media accounts of Our Merimbula, Visit Merimbula, Pambula Village, Eden Visitor Information Centre and Sapphire Coast NSW to keep in touch with what's happening in our region.

Nature-based adventures

If the great outdoors appeals to you, then you’ve come to the right place. Take a gentle stroll along the Merimbula Boardwalk, with a waterside coffee stop Sunny's Kiosk, walk around the community-tended Panboola Wetlands at Pambula or head into the hills and the clean country air among the mighty trees of the Sapphire Coast’s National Parks.


Perhaps you prefer your walk to be following a small white ball? Then you will find the Pambula Merimbula Golf Club just a 9-iron from our door and Tura Beach Country Club just a 10 minute drive away with outstanding ocean views, great meals and a stunning course.


The beaches here are second to none. Dazzling white sand and clear blue water can be found just a short stroll from the Fairway Motor Inn. Catch a wave on Main Beach, sip a latte and watch the kids paddle at Bar Beach or hire a stand-up paddle board and explore the lake from Mitchies Jetty. They also have coffee! Pambula Beach is just a quick drive away, or hop on a bicycle and take the bike track that runs right past the Fairway Motor Inn


Retail therapy is close by in both Merimbula and Pambula, with a range of boutique shops, cafes, art galleries, eco-stores, restaurants. 

Fresh oysters

Oysters are always on the menu in Merimbula and Pambula and more often than not you can see where they were grown from your waterside table. Take a closer look at how they are farmed on a tour with Captain Sponge’s Oyster Tours, visit Pambula Lake for freshly-chucked oysters or sample fresh ones plucked from the lake, beautifully-prepared at Wheelers Seafood Restaurant right next door to our four-star accommodation.

South Coast Ale Trail

Stretching from for more than 370kms from Wollongong to Pambula near the Victorian border, the South Coast Ale Trail delivers a diverse range of Craft Breweries as it winds its way along some of the country's most beautiful Coast line. Take your time visiting the 9 craft breweries and discover all the amazing attractions on offer along the way. Remember the South Coast is not a destination, it's a journey !

Markets and events

There is loads of local produce, and a unique shopping experience at the local markets all around the Bega Valley. Ask when you book in what is on as we keep up to date with the markets and local events.

Festivals and events happen throughout the year including The Merimbula Jazz festival, Motorfest, EAT Merimbula, the Eden Whale Festival and Merimbula Kitesurfing Classic. There are also game, sport and amateur fishing competitions throughout the year, sand sculpting in the summer school holidays and regular track meetings at the Sapphire Turf Club.

Stay with us

The award-winning Fairway Motor Inn is the place to stay, to experience all that Merimbula, Pambula and the Sapphire Coast has to offer with its quiet location located half way between Merimbula and Pambula and just minutes from the airport. Our facilities include an outdoor pool, full size tennis court, BBQ, wifi and a variety of rooms to choose from. Located directly across the road from the Pambula Merimbula Golf Club and right next door to Wheelers Seafood Restaurant and Takeaway, you don’t have to go far for a special meal out after a great day on the course.

The Fairway Motor Inn is the perfect place to stay and enjoy your next Sapphire Coast NSW Merimbula holiday.