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Emerald Lake

Emerald, Victoria, Australia
+61 1300 131 683
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Hike n walk

So we decided to walk n do a hike today. No real signage for proper hiking tracks- only the ones... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Linda C
via mobile
Very picturesque place for a picnic!

We visited the lake on a recent trip on Puffing Billy. We hopped off the train at Lakeside and made... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2017
Karen S
Melbourne, Australia
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  • Very good42%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“paddle boats” (12 reviews)
“puffing billy” (33 reviews)
“lovely spot” (4 reviews)
Emerald, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So we decided to walk n do a hike today. No real signage for proper hiking tracks- only the ones around lake. Signage was pretty poor with everything. Facilities at park were great- clean toilets- playground ok- swimming pool filthy- lake ( typical full of...More

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

We visited the lake on a recent trip on Puffing Billy. We hopped off the train at Lakeside and made our way down to the lake. It is a very pretty place with heaps of picnic tables and grassy picnic areas. We had packed a...More

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 3 November 2017

It was pretty gloomy when I went there but the walking tracks were lovely and I had the place virtually to myself when others returned on the Puffing Billy. Great for bird (or even bunny) spotting. Lots of picturesque views to take photos of too....More

Thank krudyard
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Went to Emerald Lake Park for family BBQ, very pretty and plenty of space, BBQ facilities new and very clean.

Thank MamaStapes
Reviewed 20 July 2017

With around 10klm of trails meandering through the lake park it is easy to lose yourself in the natural beauty of this place. Some wind through manicured parks, some through fern gullies and others along the famous Puffing Billy Railway line. If you are not...More

Thank Fitchylovesfood
Reviewed 16 July 2017

With the sound of footsteps, dogs, birds, ducks and the iconic steam train, Puffing Billy, if you're at Emerald Lake Park. A brilliant location for a picnic, stroll, a paddle in summer, a train ride or to enjoy one of the various events often held...More

Thank TeenThatTravels
Reviewed 12 July 2017

We took the puffing billy train to reach the Emerald Lake park. It's a great place to stay and relax.Nice sightseen. Could walk around the lake, feeding birds etc. The café doesn't have much verity. There is a paddle boating option. But the day we...More

Thank aarakshy
Reviewed 30 June 2017

If close by, always take the chance of going for a walk around the lake, & if time permits, explore further to find the other walking tracks. A great day out for the family. Paddle boats are FUN as well with the kids.

Thank peterb-melb
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Spent some time here recently, wandering around in the gardens and still didn't get to see everything in the time we had. Lovely parkland to explore, with mature trees, almost skeletal now that winter is here. Some lovely photographic opportunities, would like to return in...More

Thank chookiegirl1
Reviewed 23 June 2017

The lakes are lovely as long as you avoid the dog poo that irresponsible owners have left on the path. The cafe is very disappointing. No mugs or proper plates so all the take-away cups and plastic plates are ending up in landfill. For a...More

Thank Dolphin27_10
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