Lilydale Lake
Lilydale Lake
4.5
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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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Simon B
City of Greater Geelong, Australia2,776 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
Beautiful park with great activities for young & old.
Playground, coffee truck, bbq, seating, lawns and my choice ..
terrific meandering circuit walk around the Lake. Great spot to relax.
Written 3 December 2023
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Suscar
Athens, Greece2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
It was great. I loved getting wet from the sprinklers and spinning around till I would throw up. Loved it. But I did find a ear in the water.
Written 21 August 2023
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Daisy Skye
Hobart, Australia9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2023
We were overnighting nearby and wanted somewhere to exercise our dogs off lead. This is a great spot with 2 large off-leash areas as well as the multiple on-lead gravel walking tracks around the lake. A great spot!
Written 18 July 2023
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C...
Victoria, Australia64,958 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
I turned off because I needed a restroom, but when I arrived into the area ... I was quite surprised. There is a huge carpark area but I struggled to get a carpark.... I was fortunate that someone was leaving. Once I left my car I figured I would go for a walk first. The area is stunning... the lake has people fishing and kayaking on it. There were so many families enjoying BBQ's and picnics... or just going for a walk.

A huge playground exists here and as you wander past it you will hear the sounds of delighted children. There are areas to play ball games as well.

The only thing that I can't align is all of the signage marks this place as "Lillydale" with 2 L's in it...but Lilydale only has one. It would be lovely if someone could make sense of that for me. :)

This location is an amazing space for whatever you want from it.... there is great paving, so it's accessible to everyone. Further to this there was an ice cream truck AND a coffee van here!!!
Written 30 April 2022
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jimchacko
Melbourne, Australia1,620 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Traveller
Melbourne, Australia15,759 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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, Australia2,287 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 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
48 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
June 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
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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, Australia9,806 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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