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The Sapphire Coast

Escape the city on a family getaway to the Sapphire Coast. The coastline is a natural playground for kids, adults and everyone in between. From animal encounters to adventure challenges, the outdoor experiences are like nothing else on earth.

A natural paradise, Eden is one of the best whale-watching spots in Australia between May and early November. The third-deepest natural harbour in the Southern Hemisphere, Twofold Bay has a long history with whales. The self-drive Killer Whale Trail is an intriguing trip into the past when whales were hunted for oil and cosmetics. You’ll find plenty of shoreline vantage points around Twofold Bay and along the coast in Ben Boyd National Park for spotting whales. Green Cape lookout is a popular spot.

A visit to the Killer Whale Museum at the top of the town is a must for those budding history buffs. Through its comprehensive collection of artefacts, it tells the story of the most incredible human and killer whale partnership ever witnessed.

With beautiful ocean beaches and tranquil coastal lakes, Merimbula is an enchanting seaside town. Wonderful things to do and see include a range of water sports, whale watching, exploring an aquarium and wildlife sanctuary, and tasting delicious fresh seafood.

Down at the harbour you can watch marine animals, including large rays glide under the wharf into the clear waters below. From sharks to shrimps, octopus to the tropical fish,it’s all on display at the Merimbula Aquarium. It has 27 tanks and a fantastic 70,000 litre oceanarium full of large ocean fish and sharks.