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Top Lake Boat Hire and Sunsets Kiosk

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Yum - again.

We had been to this cafe three years ago and hoped it was still there this time after a long walk... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2018
Dianne R
Caloundra, Australia
via mobile
Morning coffee

Nostalgic trip with George and Howard, great coffee on a miserable wet morning. George talked about... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2018
Darryl H
Merimbula, Australia
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“tapas”(9 reviews)
“pancakes”(5 reviews)
“great coffee”(9 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 11 November 2014

While you are in Merimbula turn off from the Bridge and you will experience a delightful walk along the Board Walk, this takes you to Sunsets Kiosk, also known as Top Lake Boat Hire... yes they hire boats and kayaks too... But!... when you order...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank snowsam101
RobbyR349, Manager at Top Lake Boat Hire and Sunsets Kiosk, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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.

Thank Dianne R
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.

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

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

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.

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!

Thank Phil G
Reviewed 17 November 2017

This is an "out of the way" location, and worth the map-check for visitors to find it. The boat hire is operated from the site and provides another interest watching patrons fishing, even if you don't.

Thank lgplswift
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Many of the locals know about this wonderful place, though many tourists don't. You can grab a bite to eat, hire a boat or canoe or paddle boat and go all the way accross the lake. A delightful way to spend a morning, sunset or...More

Thank Rik S
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Rented a boat so we could fish the lake, nice little boats and the people who helped us where very nice.. ended up catching 5 Tailor in a few hours had a great time on the water. Will do this again!

Thank Trips9114
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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.