How to get to Merimbula Beach Holiday Park by car
Merimbula is approximately 650kms from Melbourne along the Princes Highway. There are numerous rest areas along the way. If you need a snack from one of the major fast food chains, make sure you get it at Bairnsdale. This is the last town that caters for these on your way.
Depending on your departure point, there are two ways to travel to Merimbula from Sydney, either straight down the Princes Highway or via the Hume Highway to Canberra then cutting across to the Monaro Highway and down to the coast.
Two hours south of Sydney you will discover the charming town of Berry. Browse through pottery, antique, homeware and craft shops. Have lunch at one of the many cafes or take a sandwich and sit under the trees at the park on the way out of town. Continue on through Nowra & Ulladulla and have a further break in Batemans Bay. Follow the brown "Tourist Route" signs to view the spectacular coastline and villages. From Batemans Bay it is a leisurely 2 ½ hour drive to Merimbula.
Follow the Hume Highway until you see the signs for an alternate route to Queanbeyan and the Snowy Mountains. You will bypass Canberra and join the Monaro Highway. Stop off at Bredbo for a bite then turn left at the roundabout in Cooma and you are on the home run to the coast. Be sure to stop at Pipers Lookout at the top of Brown Mountain for a spectacular view across the Bega Valley all the way to the ocean. Lyrebirds can often be seen scratching around on the roadside in the late afternoon and keep an eye out for wombats and wallabies on the way down the mountain.
An easy run down the Monaro Highway to join the Princes Highway at Bega takes approximately 3 hours from Canberra. See the notes for the Hume Highway route from Sydney for interesting places to break your journey. Countrylink run a daily bus service from the Jollimont Centre to Merimbula.