From Melbourne to Merimbula
Merimbula is located on the Sapphire Coast (Far South Coast) of NSW. Situated 595 kilometres from the city, it is around a 7 hour drive with some rest periods in between. The Far South Coast region offers the visitor some of the last untouched coastal areas on the east coast of Australia. Merimbula’s accommodation is plentiful making it the perfect destination for a short break or longer holiday.
Follow the Princes Highway east and head towards Dandenong. You’ll pass (or bypass) towns such as Morwell, Bainsdale, Bruthen, Cann River, Eden. Once at Pambula, turn right at the roundabout and follow the signs to Merimbula – roughly 7 km’s.
Sydney 465kms /via Canberra 525kms To Merimbula
Driving by from Sydney/Canberra - distance is 241kms to Merimbula
Follow the Princes Highway south along the coast, you’ll pass (or bypass) towns such as Wollongong, Batemans Bay, Moryua, Bega and then Merimbula.
Alternatively travel via the Hume Highway to Canberra. From Canberra take the Monaro Highway to Cooma, turn left at the main roundabout onto Snowy Mountains Highway to Bega. Once at Bega you can either follow the signs (32kms) to Merimbula or drive directly through the township and follow the signs (48kms) to Tathra, turn right (south) after Kalaru to Merimbula which is sign posted.
Sydney/Melbourne to Merimbula Airport
Merimbula has its own commercial airport with daily flights to Melbourne (1.30 hrs) and Sydney (1.45hrs). Flights are operated by Regional Express Airlines (REX). If weather permits the flights cover some of the most spectacular coastal scenery Australia has to offer or if flying inland, shows some wonderful natural wilderness.
BUS (SERVICES OPERATE DAILY)
Melbourne to Merimbula
V/Line operates a daily service (7 days a week) departing from Dandenong Station around 08.00. From there you rail it to Bainsdale 3.40hrs then transfer to a waiting coach for the final part of the journey which takes 4.40hrs to complete. You can book directly online at www.vline.com.au or for information and bookings call 13 61 96 or 1800 817 037 or your local travel agent.
Sydney to Merimbula
Premier Motor Service runs daily services leaving Bay 17, 490 Pitt Street around 09.15. It passes both Sydney Domestic Airport and Sydney International Airport for pick ups. Along its route it services such towns as Wollongong, Gerringong, Nowra, Batemans Bay, Moruya, Narooma, Bermagui, Bega then Merimbula. Trip takes around 8hrs but the scenery is breathtaking. For information and bookings phone 133410 or book direct at www.premierms.com.au
Canberra to Merimbula
CountryLink run services daily in the afternoon, Route 771, 2, 776 Canberra to Eden. It leaves Canberra (Jolimont) at 16.50 and services Canberra Railway Station, Cooma, Nimmatabel, Bega and arrives at Merimbula 21.24. Information and bookings can be made at 132 232 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For information on booking rail or bus links to Merimbula from Sydney, Canberra or Melbourne, please go to Australian Rail Maps.
ALL BUSES ARRIVE AND DEPART AT THE CALTEX SERVICE STATION MERIMBULA DRIVE, MERIMBULA JUST UP FROM THE MERIMBULA POST OFFICE