10 days in Merimbula & Wollongong Itinerary

10 days in Merimbula & Wollongong Itinerary

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10 days in Merimbula & Wollongong Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Merimbula
— 5 nights
Fly + train:  4​h 45​min
2
Wollongong
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Sydney


5
nights
Merimbula

Merimbula Merimbula is a town on the Merimbula Lake, located on the Far South Coast or Sapphire Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Explore Merimbula's surroundings by going to Bermagui (Camel Rock & Blue Pool), Narooma (Mill Bay Boardwalk & Dolphin & Whale Watching) and Bega Valley Regional Gallery (in Bega). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Killer Whale Museum, head outdoors with Imlay Oyster Producers, take in the pleasant sights at Rotary Walk, and take some stellar pictures from Disaster Bay Lookout.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Merimbula route planning tool .

Sydney to Merimbula is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in December: high temperatures in Merimbula hover around 26°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Wollongong.

Things to do in Merimbula

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Eden, Tathra, Narooma, Bermagui, Imlay Oyster Producers
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Camel Rock ©
Camel Rock
Tathra Beach ©
Tathra Beach

4
nights
Wollongong

Wollongong ©
Wollongong, informally referred to as "The Gong", is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. Venture out of the city with trips to Katoomba (The Three Sisters, Echo Point Lookout, & more), Everglades Historic House and Gardens (in Leura) and Kiama Blowhole (in Kiama). And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Jenolan Caves, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nan Tien Temple, explore the activities along Lake Illawarra, and find something for the whole family at Jamberoo Action Park.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Wollongong travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Merimbula to Wollongong takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, flight, and train. While traveling from Merimbula, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Wollongong, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Wollongong

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Katoomba, Blackheath, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Jenolan Caves, Kiama Blowhole
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters
Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves

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