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Top Lake Boat Hire and Sunsets Kiosk

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Morning walk

Lovely rest stop after a walk along the boardwalk. 3km round trip, flat and not difficult. Didn’t... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Melbourne, Australia
via mobile
Great fun

I took my young kids and dog our on the motor boats for an hour and had a great time. I had no... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
kim a
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“pancakes”(5 reviews)
Situated on the edge of beautiful Merimbula lake, we have Boats, Kayaks, Hobie Pedal Kayaks,and Peddle boats for fishing or scenic touring. Our licensed kiosk does wonderful coffee,tea, light meals, ice-cream and cold drinks as you enjoy the...more
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Lakewood Drive, Merimbula, New South Wales 2548, Australia
+61 2 6495 1987
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely rest stop after a walk along the boardwalk. 3km round trip, flat and not difficult. Didn’t eat but food looked great ( brekkie) Enjoyable stroll ! Possibly best to avoid walking at 8-8.30 each Saturday ( park runners) or join them.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Benjamunji
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I took my young kids and dog our on the motor boats for an hour and had a great time. I had no prior experience but the instructions were clear and the boat easy to use. The kids could even have a turn controlling the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Such a beutiful spot,kids hired a paddling boat,we have a coffee and looked at the view menu was simple and great value staff were lovely

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kellie F
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Very disappointing. Saw that they had kayaks for hire last summer. So thought we would Go down there to hire them for a lovely day out on the water and get told they had none for hire ‘can only do hobie pedal kayaks’ which weren’t...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank snowsam101
RobbyR349, Manager at Top Lake Boat Hire and Sunsets Kiosk, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

We have to do maintenance at some time!

Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

We had been to this cafe three years ago and hoped it was still there this time after a long walk. It was, and better than before. Great choices for me, a coeliac, and helpful and friendly staff. Lovely setting on a spectacular morning.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank DianneR884
Reviewed 12 May 2018

Nostalgic trip with George and Howard, great coffee on a miserable wet morning. George talked about his boats and then spotted a painting that tool his fancy. This painting by Ken had his old boat in the scene.Great spot for big brekky or afternoon tea.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Darryl H
Reviewed 1 May 2018

Too funny me and my young granddaughter hired a paddle canoe not easy for one doing all the work thus we needed to be towed back in .. But we had so much fun , a good laugh ,a great tow back ,followed by pancakes...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank sues2ve
Reviewed 10 February 2018

Had a very good coffee here after a walk around the board walk. its located at the end of the board walk over looking the lake, the view was very good and the staff very friendly. Most enjoyable. They also hire small boats either paddle...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Dale H
Reviewed 22 January 2018

What a great place for a relaxing evening with friends. Good wines, lovely tapas and a fantastic location looking across the lake, disturbed only by a pair of black swans as the sun slowly set. Wonderful, friendly staff enhance this simple but very popular cafe.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Collie49
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

Loved my experience here so much. I hired a paddle canoe and loved it! The staff are very friendly and super professional. Really great place!

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Phil G
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6 November 2016|
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Response from Denis C | Reviewed this property |
Not 100% sure as I'm not a local, but I would think it is a low speed waterway as there are oyster beds in the inlet. Only saw relatively slow moving cabin craft navigating while we were there.