We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Emerald Lake

Emerald, Victoria, Australia
+61 1300 131 683
Review Highlights
Book a shelter or ride a trail

With around 10klm of trails meandering through the lake park it is easy to lose yourself in the... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2017
Emerald, Australia
The Hills are alive...

With the sound of footsteps, dogs, birds, ducks and the iconic steam train, Puffing Billy, if... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2017
Melbourne, Australia
Read all 70 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good41%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“paddle boats” (11 reviews)
“puffing billy” (32 reviews)
Emerald, Victoria, Australia
+61 1300 131 683
Write a Review
Reviews (70)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 69 reviews

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
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

First review didn't load all photos - here's a photo of location and view of all the picnic shelters you can book through puffing billy at Emerald Lake Park

1  Thank Shimmy88
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Dark gloomy cafe in the park with unwelcoming unfriendly staff. Shame because it's such a lovely park the Cafe spoils it.

Thank Meggr18
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Hi! Really love this park and wanted to book a picnic shelter for Mother's Day but couldn't find any photos online or on the website! I walked around and took pics of all the areas so hopefully it helps other people with planning :) we...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 11 April 2017

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 ,...More

Thank David M
Nearby Restaurants
Emerald Village Bakery & Cafe
119 reviews
1.62 km away
Brunch on McBride
25 reviews
3.05 km away
Zest Cafe Bar Restaurant
75 reviews
1.21 km away
Fairy Mountain Chinese Restaurant
8 reviews
7.71 km away
Nearby Attractions
Australian Rainbow Trout Farm
36 reviews
5.22 km away
Cardinia Beaconhills Golf Links
5 reviews
7.58 km away
Eastern Dandenong Ranges Visitor Information Centre
5 reviews
1.82 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Emerald Lake staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines