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Feb 8, 2017 - Merimbula

The weather has still been a bit gloomy today but at least the rain has held off most of the day. First up we drove into town so as to walk along a 1.7k boardwalk that runs along the edge of the lake that is centrally located in the town. We are right back in oyster farm country and there are racks of oysters being grown in the lake, although no ability to buy directly from the growers that we could ascertain. The walk along the lake was really lovely and at the end (or halfway really because we had to turn around and walk back) there is a...

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Feb 7, 2017 - Merimbula

We had quite a bit of rain overnight and it was still raining when we got out of bed this morning. Needless to say, other than going into town to do some grocery shopping, taking the dogs for a run on the beach in the afternoon when there was a bit of a break in the weather, and Ian going back to the beach for a short while to try and catch a fish or two just before tea (no luck), it was a generally quiet day all round.

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Feb 6, 2017 - Mallacoota to Merimbula

We turned left today and are now headed in a generally northern direction with our nose pointed toward home (albeit we may change direction a few times yet before we actually are heading directly for home). The weather has been wet pretty well all day, so today was mostly a wet drive through more hills and forests. We crossed the Victorian/NSW border not long after leaving Mallacoota, then stopped briefly in Eden where we had a walk up and down the main street buying a paper and some bread rolls for lunch. From Eden, we headed to Merimbula....

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Mar 29, 2014 - at Merimbula

Day 35 Saturday 29th March (Ron) Today we've had a quiet day off from this strenuous task of "being a tourist". We went for a short drive - looking, and seeing - incl Pambula Beach. We wanted to check times for church tomorrow and ability to get caravan off road.

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Mar 27, 2014 - at Merimbula

Day 33 Thursday 27th March (Ron) Yeehhhh! The day dawned sunny. Now that's a novel experience. So we sat around reading while some bits and pieces dried in the sun and the went for a drive to head downtown. We detoured to the end of the road, Short Point, near the caravan pk and watched an excavator on the beach finish off a digging a ditch to re-open Merimbula Creek and the associated Back Lake at its mouth to the sea. That was fun because a surfer had put his board to one side and was trying to catch with bare hands fish that were sliding...

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Mar 26, 2014 - Mallacoota Vic to Mirimbula NSW

Day 32. Wednesday. 26th March. (Ron) We are still blanketed with cloud, as indeed is the whole of Eastern Australia, so it's not such a strain to leave bleak Mallacoota and head NE into NSW. We are still blanketed with cloud, as indeed is the whole of Eastern Australia, so it's not such a strain to leave bleak Mallacoota and head NE into NSW. Well the rain started as we drove; not much initially, but enough to cause us to not stop at Eden, Pambula or Pambula Beach. When we drove around in Mirimbula we ended up parked in a bus stop debating...

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Mar 9, 2012 - Merimbula, New South Wales

Well our next place to visit was Lakes Entrance but we spent most of the time sheltering in an out building trying to escape the rain so we'll skip most of that. The highlight was on our journey as we left Healesville and headed to the coast we drove through some forest or bush country and a kangaroo crossed the road in front of us. Pretty cool! We did take in some of the best vineyards in that part of OZ and called in to Yarra Yering as well as Dominique Portet yo sample some of their lovely wines after we had been to Innocent...

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Jun 20, 2011 - Merimbula NSW - June 19 - 22

Leaving Lakes Entrance, we faced over 3 hours of winding "switchback" travel - and at the end of it, we were both suffering mild effects of motion sickness!! A really lovely drive, though, and we stopped for brunch about halfway at Cann River, where we sat out in the sunshine to enjoy our break. The drive through Eden was spectacular - what a gorgeous view out over the various waters. We arrived in Merimbula and got set up in the very scenic Big4 Park overlooking the Middle Beach - though the beach is at the bottom of steep cliffs so...

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Around Aus in 2011

Aug 25, 2010 - Merimbula

Hello, When we left Kiama at a leisurely pace yesteday we had thoughts of stopping at Batemans Bay for the night. We arrived at Batemans Bay 2.5 hours after we left Kiama, so kept going and ended up at Merimbula. We are on a the site opposite where we were at the beginning of our trip - better for the sun. Very quiet here, which is nice. We have been sitting outside all day even though the breeze is a little cool. We planned to stay for two nights, but as the wind speed in Lakes Entrance tomorrow is predicted to be 50+ km we think we may...

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Mar 11, 2010 - Any which way ....

you are tempted to roam ... it's a long, long, long, long way... way to go home .... G'day! Travelling around beautiful Australia taking in the sites and sounds has been fabulous so far. We, my friend Kevin and I, finished checking out the City of Melbourne and hopped a train down to our friend Nic's house in Jan Juc. Which is down the Surf Coast Highway near Torquay at the start of the Great Ocean Road. For all you surfing fans out there Torquay is the home of many surf company's including Rip Curl and they hold the Rip Curl Pro at the...

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Jan 18, 2009 - On The Road To Gipsy Point And Merim-bulas Day Off !!

OK. lets get the standard stuff out of the way. more sunshine, more beautiful scenery. rolling hills, fabulous coastline with turquiose ocean and crashing surf and golden sandy beaches (with the odd human being here and there). Today we also added Lakes, Rivers and a rainforest. What is amazing is that today is Sunday, it is mid-summer here, school holidays and all these wonderful places seem largely quiet. Today we did beach walks, a temperate rainforest walk (McKenzie River), picnicked by a lovely river/lake at Gipsy Point about 45Kkm...

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Feb 19, 2007 - Eden

Eden is where the abalone fisherman got chewed on recently by a great white. Had it not been for his lead weight vest, he would have been a goner for sure. Instead it protected him from the shark's teeth and bought him enough time to feel for and grab the shark's eyeball, which is one of the only vulnerable spots on the animal. It chomped down one more time on his face, smashing his mask and nose, then released him. I caught his interview on Letterman right around the time I was there in Eden. To hear it in his own words was riveting and...

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