Enjoying the cooler months in Merimbula
Did you know that in Merimbula, the month of July has the most sunny days of any month in the year? So, it's a mistake to think there's nothing to do in Merimbula outside of the summer months. Not only is the place particularly beautiful during autumn, the cooler months bring opportunities to explore things you might not consider during your summer break.
Have you ever walked to Pambula via the beach? This is a great way to get outdoors and truly come to know the beauty of our coastline. Simply check the tide chart and plan your walk. At the end, treat yourself to coffee and cake as you'll have burnt a fair few calories!
Still on the fitness front, you could challenge yourself to the fitness trail recently installed around Merimbula. The local Merimbula Area Committee called for local sponsorship and have put together a series of fitness stations that stretch from Ford Oval (behind Lakeside) and finish round at Spencer Park. Gab has attempted the trail a few times and the next day she always has the aches and pains to prove it!
Stand up Paddle Boarding is another activity that you can enjoy, even though the water's getting colder! Stand Up Paddling, or SUPing is that peaceful, slow, flat water surfing you may have seen on your last visit to Lakeside. An oversize surf board provides amazing flotation and stability and Merimbula Lake is the perfect place to learn this gentle sport.
The shopping in Merimbula remains great throughout the Autumn/Winter seasons. In fact, you could argue it's even better as the crowds have gone and you can have the shop all to yourself. Boutiques such as Ginger & Luvvy, Koko Mai and Enhance U boast gorgeous designer labels while Millers, Noni B and Phantasea always showcase beautiful winter ranges. Surf Shops like Fatman and The Goddess, Saltwater Dreams and Merimbula Surf Shop can be good places to pick up summer stock at reduced prices and there's no doubt you could find brand name gifts for that hard-to-shop-for teenager.
For a list of more things to do in Merimbula, talk to Matt or Gabbie at Lakeside Holiday Apartments