Explore the paddle weed


Explore the pristine coastline at Spencer Park, Merimbula Lake these school holidays. Walk among the paddle weed and keep your eyes peeled for hidden creatures.

No wheelchair access
Easy. Suitable for children aged 5 to 12 years.

Minimum $250 per group (8 participants minimum). Accompanying adults free.

Meeting point
Near the playground at Spencer Park, Merimbula.
What to
Sunscreen, hat, drinking water
For group bookings, email or phone 02 6495 5000 or 0448 765 381.
Group bookings available on request, Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays). Earliest start 10am, latest finish 3pm.

Do you love searching for hidden animals? Join a NPWS guide these school holidays and go on an adventure across the intertidal zone at Merimbula Lake.

We’ll walk 1km across the sandy shore and among the paddle weed. Look out for sea creatures like moon snails, sea hares, bubble shells and sand living fish. On this short tour, you’ll find out why these creatures live here and what they eat. Your experienced guide has expert local knowledge and can answer any other questions you might have.

Be prepared to get your feet wet on this fun exploratory tour. Please wear enclosed footwear that can get sandy and wet, and don’t forget your sense of adventure. It's a good idea to bring drinking water, snacks, a hat and sunscreen.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Current alerts in this area

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Local alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/guided-tours/explore-paddle-weed/local-alerts

General enquiries

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  • NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Explore the paddle weed.

Getting there and parking

From Merimbula Visitor Information Centre:

  • Turn left onto Market street and then turn right onto Main Street.
  • Drive for 800 metres and turn right into Spencer Park carpark.


Free parking is available at Spencer Park carpark.

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Disability access level - no wheelchair access

Not wheelchair-accessible.