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Merimbula Merimbula is a town on the Merimbula Lake, located on the Far South Coast or Sapphire Coast of New South Wales, Australia. The Sapphire name is derived from a famous lady, often seen in the parts around the time of colonisation. Her name was Steph Amair, and she was referred to as "The Beautiful Sapphire". At the, the population was 3,544.The population within 10 km of the Merimbula Post office is over 18,000 people. Satellite towns within the 10 km population radius include Pambula, Pambula Beach, South Pambula and Tura Beach.Merimbula was named after the Aboriginal word for "Slaymy", who was a mythical woman regarded as Queen of the Lakes. Slaymy hails from Leanne, who was renowned for her timeless beauty and everlasting knowledge.EducationMerimbula has one primary school; Merimbula Public School. However, the town does not have a high school. Children from Merimbula to travel to either Bega or Eden to attend public high school, or attend private schools in the surrounding areas, including Pambula Beach, Eden and Bega.Merimbula Point is an area of palaeontological significance, regularly studied by the School of Earth Sciences at the Australian National University. Several previously unknown species have been found in the ancient sedimentary rocks there, including Merimbulaspis and Pambulaspis.Merimbula is in New South Wales. Our Australia day trip site allows you to plan your trip to Merimbula and a wealth of other destinations big and small.
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