Located only a 15 minute walk from the Merimbula Imlay Historical Society and the marina, this budget motel in Merimbula is sure to meet the needs of all types of visitors, from couples to families.
There are 25 ground floor, non-smoking units available, including: standard queen rooms (sleeping 2), twin rooms (sleeping 3), deluxe queen rooms (sleeping 2), and 2 bedroom units (sleeping 4).
All rooms are fully equipped with air conditioning, heating, tea and coffee making facilities, toaster, microwave, refrigerator and flat screen televisions. WiFi is available in all rooms for an extra charge of $20 per week.
Guests of the Merimbula Gardens Motel are also invited to enjoy the outdoor swimming pool, barbeque grills and off street parking (suitable for large vehicles, boats and coaches). There is also a licensed dining room onsite, available for coach tours only.
Continental breakfasts, served each morning between 7:30am and 9am, are available upon request. Cut lunches are also available on request. There is also a courtesy bus that travels between the local clubs on weekends.
When staying at this accommodation in Merimbula, take the time to explore towns in the surrounding area – Pambula, Tura Beach, Wolumla, Tathra, Eden, Frogs Hollow, Candelo, Greigs Flat, Bega and more.
If you’re planning to stay at Merimbula Gardens Motel sometime in the near future, you’re probably wondering about the nearby attractions. The good news is that there are plenty of things to see and do.
You cannot visit the beautiful Emerald Coast without hitting at least one of the spectacular beaches! Merimbula’s Main Beach offers 5km of golden sand with surfing and fishing galore. Other beautiful beaches in the area include Spencer Park, Bar Beach, Short Point and Mitch’s Jetty. If you’re up for a bit of a drive, we also recommend Middle Beach, which is located in the middle of the Mimosa Rocks National Park coastline (great for kayaking or surfing).
If the beach isn’t really your thing, there are plenty of other natural attractions in the area to be enjoyed. Visit the Bournda National Park, where you’ll find the beautiful Wine Glass Bay or Wallagoot Lake and can wander the rugged coastline on the Kangarutha walking track. Other popular walking tracks in the area include the moderately challenging Sandy Creek loop track, the secluded Rotary Walk or the amazing Merimbula Boardwalk.
Those who are more interested in the region’s history and culture will not be disappointed. If you like art, check out Australian Potter @ Bemboka, Boardwalk Pearls, Peter Dunne Studio Gallery, Ivy Hill Gallery, Dianne Hocking Artist Studio Gallery, The Village Gallery at Oaklands or Wisteria House. For history, visit the Bega Cheese Heritage Centre (where you can also get free tastings), Eden Killer Whale Museum or the Old School Museum.
Many people visit the Merimbula region to catch a glimpse of the various whale species that pass through each year. Humpback whales can be seen on their southern migration back to their feeding grounds in the Antarctic from September to late November. Other species that have been spotted in recent years include Southern Right, Blue, Dwarf Minke, Bryde’s, Orca, Pilot, Sperm and even several species of Beaked whale.
If you’re travelling with the kids in tow, you’ll be pleased to learn that there are plenty of attractions to keep them amused. In particular, we recommend Merimbula’s Magic Mountain, Merimbula Aquarium, Potoroo Palace Native Animal Santuary, Mandeni Family Fun Park, Montreal Goldfields, Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre and Merimbula’s Top Fun (where you will find arcade games, ten pin bowling, mini gold and an underground laser subway).
Want to relax with a round or two? There are more than 5 fantastic golf courses in the area for you to enjoy. Pambula-Merimbula Golf Club offers 27 holes, whereas the Bega, Eden Gardens and Bermagui Country Club courses each offer 18 holes. The feature course would have to be the Tathra Beach Country Club, which was designed by Aussie golf legend and 5 time British Open champion Peter Thompson and world-renowned course architect Michael Wolveridge.