Getting to the Bega Valley is easy :

  • there are direct flights from Sydney (1.5 hour flight 3 times per day approx) and Melbourne (1.5 hour flight 4 times per day approx) to Merimbula Airport. Book through these airlines
  • Canberra is less than 3 hours drive
  • Driving from Sydney, particularly heading down the coastal road via Wollongong, Nowra and past Bateman’s Bay takes in some stunning coastal locations – you’ll be planning many return

Accommodation Recommendations and Additional Information

The accommodation options we recommend in Merimbula, all of which are no more than a few minutes walk from then centre of the town, and close to beaches, are :

Tween Waters

Tween Waters, Merimbula
Camping and Cabins

Camping from $37 per night, Budget Cabins from $85 per night ( 1 Double and 2 small bunk beds). Visit for pictures and more details


Wandarrah Lodge (the Youth Hostel)
Budget rooms

single beds from $55 per night – see full price list


Seashells Merimbula
Recommended rooms

About $120 per night per room.

A great source of information about the region is the Sapphire Coast Tourism site – including a helpful guide to accommodation.

And if you have some time…perhaps lose yourself in this gallery of stunning images –