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Emerald Lake

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Address: Emerald, Victoria, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 1300 131 683

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Emerald Lake Park is nestled in the Dandenong ranges and is one of the stops for Puffing Billy. The park caters for the active through its multiple walking trails and paddle boat... read more

Reviewed 11 February 2017
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Cockatoo, Australia
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i remember this place was packed it has water slides , it was the place to go when you were young the lines to get on the water slides were huge but the fun police have taken this all away so its a quite , peaceful place to have a walk and maybe see puffing billy

Thank S9197TMdavidm
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

We haven't been to this area for over 30years and decided to take our Scottish friends who loved the lakes and the puffing Billy train ride.

Thank Dianne K
Melbourne, Australia
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223 reviews
129 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Great place to spend time for families with kids! Especially in hot summer day! Good walking path around the lake. You can do fishing there with catching real fish! Nice to use Puffing Bully train to visit the place.

Thank nosimonov
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147 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Emerald Lake Park is nestled in the Dandenong ranges and is one of the stops for Puffing Billy. The park caters for the active through its multiple walking trails and paddle boat hire and there is also a small bathing pool. For less active visitors the park has many shadey picnic spots. Throughout the park there are various food outlets... More 

Thank defa45
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

If you happen to be travelling with Puffing Billy or gone for a drive out of Melbourne then Emerald Lake is the place to be. It has lots of BBQ facilities that families or anyone can use and lots of places to relax for a couple hours while taking in the scenery. It also has walking tracks if you want... More 

Thank Marcus E
Caulfield South
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88 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Great place to enjoy clean fresh air with plenty of walking tracks. Grassed areas to lay a blanket and just plain sit or lay down and enjoy the tranquillity. Swimming in the lake pool area or water pedal bikes on hire. Reasonable cafeteria on site. On the way back stop at the Emerald bakery for some great local pies.

Thank Ian F
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 24 January 2017

So lovely picnicking under the shade of such beautiful trees Lots of room to spread out.. Short walk for fantastic coffee & lots of fun for the kids. Excellent idea reserving a undercover rotunda.

Thank wjangel
Level Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

While we thoroughly enjoyed the park, the $6.00 per day car parking cost was a surprise & not expected in this outer suburban location. Inner city fair enough where space is limited, but out here, a bit rich. It sure took the gloss off the overall experience. We later learnt on-line there was a $2.00 per hour parking rate, but... More 

Thank BelievableMan
Emerald, Australia
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30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Living local, we come to Emerald Lake often. We chose it as our Xmas party destination for a second time this year. The kids love it, they can run around and play, while the adults can relax. We took the kids on a short Puffing Billy trip which was loved by all.

Thank Megan B
Kuching, Malaysia
Level Contributor
22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Lovely place to spend the day, lots of trails to explore and the mini train town was delightful! Awesome!

Thank JayKaySixSeven

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