Lilydale Lake

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Lilydale Lake
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Lillydale Lake is open at all times and has a range of facilities and activities to suit everyone, including an all-abilities playground, outdoor fitness station, walking tracks, wetlands, fishing jetties, BBQ's, picnic shelters, sandy beach areas and public toilets. Come along and have a picnic or barbecue, take a walk around the 28 hectare lake, or watch your children enjoy the sandy beaches and expansive lawns. Entry is free.
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jimchacko
Melbourne, Australia1,602 contributions
Great park with lot of space
Feb. 2021 • Family
A perfect outdoor place to spend some time with friends and family.
If its a warm day, there is a kids shower where they can play in water.
Toilet option also there
Written 22 February 2021
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PlanetOz
Melbourne, Australia4,290 contributions
Nice place for a walk
Nov. 2020
After our drive to Maroondah Dam Reserve, my wife and I stopped here to have a look and a walk, on our way home to Melbourne.

It is a nice place for a walk. The Lake is serene to look at. The children's playground was very busy with kids having fun in the sun.
Written 18 November 2020
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Evolution Time
Melbourne, Australia2,244 contributions
Stunning man made lake park grounds!
Jul. 2020 • Couples
The Lilydale Lake was completed in June 1990 and covers 28000m2 within a 100000m2 park. The main dam wall spans 440m with an average water depth of 3m. There is a huge play ground, fishing sections and lots of great flat walkways to explore new this wonderful lake and surrounding park. Parking is easy and best done in the East side of the lake near the play ground and all other amenities.
There is more work in progress and for anybody living nature, even though helped along by us humans a great place to visit.
Written 2 August 2020
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Tommy A
33 contributions
Slept overnight in car
Jun. 2020 • Solo
Slept overnight in car. Toilet facilities are large but filthy. Toilet seat had to be cleaned. Had mould growing on the pee.

Plenty of paths, tables and chairs.

Street lights flood the parking area at night. Felt safe. Very busy during the day. Wasn't any patrolling officers and no signs to say you can't stay here.

Very noisy from main road noise including trucks with Jake brake even though you can't see vehicles.
Written 21 June 2020
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Philip M
9 contributions
Update on off lead dog areas.
Feb. 2020 • Friends
A large portion south of the lake has been fenced off and excavation work is being done. As a result we have lost one of the off lead dog areas.
Written 15 March 2020
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The Wandering Reviewer
Melbourne, Australia9,590 contributions
Best park in the district
Feb. 2020 • Family
As you may have noticed, the township of Lilydale and Lillydale Lake have different spelling. I grew up here and went to the local high school and there was always some conjecture of the different spelling we'd see around. The Lake wasn't build then, but it's interesting that they've retained the original spelling of the former Lillydale Shire.
The lake is artificial and has a number of wetland areas around it including to the south at Bellbird Park as well as the Olinda Creek Wetlands (Hull Road Wetlands). The park itself is over 100 hectares and within the boundary has multiple facilities available.
The vastness of the open grassy area is immediately attractive and you'll find picnic groups on the weekend here kicking a football, soccer ball or invested in a game of cricket.
Many people come here to walk the 10kms + as there are a number of paths around the 28 hectare lake. Make your way to the 400+ metre long dam wall. Interesting. Also there are the ruins of the Cashin's four mill still standing at the northern end of the dam, dating back to the 1850's.
The facilities include a community room, a massive all-abilities, playground that should keep any curious child happy, fitness stations, toilet facilities, barbecues and plenty of picnic tables, chairs and rubbish bins. Plenty and I mean plenty of parking available. Just obey the signs.
For those people into non-powered boating, there is a boat launching ramp as well. Note that there is a maximum of 4.5m length with a keel depth of up to 1m permitted on the Lake.
Fishing jetty is a nice addition. Plus there are a couple of quite generous sized sandy beaches that are a lovely spot by the water for resting, relaxing or playing.
On the weekend I was visiting, there was one food vendor vendor selling baked potatoes.
Dog owners are welcome with two areas you can have your dog off leash. Just please pick up the poop.
Lillydale Lake is open 24/7 and it's a great chance to enjoy this beautiful facility that is surrounded by many native Australian plants and shrubs.

Written 10 February 2020
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Charmzy
Melbourne, Australia165 contributions
Lovely place for a walk
Jan. 2020 • Couples
Took my wife and our newborn to visit lilydale lake as I spent much of my childhood playing there. The playground has been revamped and there’s a great (very popular) water play area too. We went for a walk around the lake which is about 2.5km there’s some shaded seats on the way to stop and enjoy the view of the lake. Just as I remember from many years ago there was an ice cream truck there, not cheap as they never are ($6.50 for a basic choc dipped single cone) but it was a nice treat on a warm day. There was a coffee truck too which is always a win!

We will be take the kids back next week so they can have a play!
Written 16 January 2020
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Hungry Chef
Croydon, Australia65 contributions
Nice spot to spend a few hours
Dec. 2019 • Family
Great walk around lake
Lots of bbq and picnic areas
Great playground water park
Off lead areas for dog play and swim
Bmx/ mountain bike track
Boat ramp, kayaking, water sports
Occasionally there is also an ice cream van or coffee van
Written 29 December 2019
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Philip M
9 contributions
Walk around lilydale lake with your furry friend.
Sep. 2019 • Couples
A nice easy 2.5km walk around the lake. There are 3 "off the lead" dog exercises. The one north near the outflow can be very busy but is well set up with lights and seats, the one south of the lake near the wetlands is usually empty but is just an empty paddock. There are other areas east of the creek worth checking out.
Written 26 November 2019
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Melanie L
Lilydale, Australia3 contributions
Beautiful Lake
Sep. 2019 • Solo
My favourite place to walk daily.
Lovely to walk early in the morning to start your day & amazing at dusk with the sun setting. Lots of different tracks to enjoy!
Written 23 September 2019
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