Why Stay in Fishpen?

The Fishpen area of Merimbula is located on the opposite side of the Merimbula Lake to the township of Merimbula. Surrounded on three sides by water the Fishpen area is popular with holiday makers.

The Fishpen area was so named because the local fishermen in the 1930s used to net salmon off the Merimbula Beach. The fish were penned inside the lake, close to the causeway and were then transported to Sydney in the cool of the night. A viewing platform and shelter used by the fishermen to locate the fish schools remains on the north side of the lake. This historical building can be accessed from the road prior to the Merimbula Wharf. In the early years locals and tourists were allowed to fish the Merimbula Lake area inside Fishpen and were charged a shilling for every fish caught.

The Fishpen area is long associated with summer holidaying and as such is a popular area for holiday managed apartments and units. A number of private residences exist; some with enviable access to the beautiful Merimbula Main Beach. This area is a sought after area. Fishpen is a level area on the opposite side of the Merimbula Lake to the main shopping centre. An easy and pleasurable walk into town provides easy access to all the boutique shops, cafes and restaurants that Merimbula has to offer. Merimbula Township offers all the usual services required and a few extra that cater to the tourists. The Fishpen area is a great flat area to walk. Enjoy a stroll along the lake or for the more adventurous a hike along Merimbula Main Beach to Pambula, or go for a stroll along the popular Merimbula Boardwalk alongside the Top Lake.

The Mitchies Jetty is a well known and loved landmark of Fishpen. Used by scores of young children over the years for jumping into the lake, the jetty features as a popular image of Merimbula.

Check out the properties that we have available in Fishpen Area for your next holiday.

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Ocean's 30 - Ultimate Beach Frontage

Ocean's 30 - Ultimate Beach Frontage, Holiday House, Merimbula

Outstanding Ocean Front Residence on Fishpen 100 steps is all you'll take to Merimbula's Main Surf Beach from this divine residence that is set to impress and keep all guests well catered for. From the moment you enter this gated paradise you'll be swept up in a truly coastal atmosphere. The lush gardens and formal foyer entry lead to a tastefully furnished home across three levels where everyone can comfortably spread out. Classic features of beach side living can be enjoyed in multiple aspects of the home including fabulous entertaining areas of upper and lower decks, chefs kitchen plus a terrific rumpus/entertainment room that opens to a delightful outdoor space giving direct access to the beach. Multiple bathrooms provide en-suite facilities that are indulgent and ocean views continue to please. Enter the gate of this tropical beach paradise and enjoy all that is Oceans 30.

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'Cliff 64' Cliff Top Home

Amazing Cliff Top Home

'Cliff 64' Cliff Top Home, Holiday House, Merimbula

Open the door to a truly unforgettable instant view of everything coastal in this amazing property. With direct panoramic views of Merimbula Lake, Bar Beach, Fishpen and the greater Pacific Ocean, this incredibly comfortable residence is ideally located for a full holiday experience. With ease-of-access to town as well within walking distance to premier waterfront locations, including Short Point Beach, the Aquarium Wharf Restaurant and the child-friendly Spencer Park, guests will no doubt be thrilled with this private accommodation from point of entry.

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