Blue Lotus Water Garden
Blue Lotus Water Garden
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Blue Lotus Water Garden is one of Australia's premier seasonal gardens. Open from 26 December - Mid April each year. Visitors will get to experience one of the world’s most magnificent displays of spectacular lotus flowers and many other exotic blooms. Located in the beautiful Upper Yarra Valley. The tropical-themed water gardens span over 50,000 square metres (14 acres) with dozens of ponds and two large lakes, amazing fountains, waterfalls and wonderful walks. Featured attractions include: The Giant Amazon Waterlilies, Kakadu Lagoon Native Waterlily display, Tropical World complex, Claude Monet Waterlily display, Monet's Lake Bridge Walk, Lotus Lake, Lotus Wetlands, Golden Lotus display, Little Yarra River Trail, Flower Fairy Garden and much more. Facilities include the Café and Kiosk, Picnic Shelters, Barbecues, Group Pavilions, Disabled Amenities, Retail Plant Nursery and Garden Shop, Gift Shop and plenty of on-site parking.
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Traveller
Melbourne, Australia15,759 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
My wife and I visited this place a few days ago, as part of our holiday in Mount Dandenong where we stayed for two nights in a holiday cottage.

This was our second visit, as we were here two years ago. We enjoyed our previous visit so much that we wanted to visit again.

The collection of plants and the design of the Gardens are magnificent. We were here at 10 am on a Wednesday morning when it was not crowded, which made it more pleasant for walking across the whole place.
Written 26 February 2024
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Loislovestravelling
Melbourne, Australia558 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
A friend had recently visited so we thought we would head off to see ‘the blue lotus’ for ourselves and we were pleasantly surprised. There is an admission fee which may seem steep but when you see how much work has to be put in to keep this property functioning, expanding and improving, it is worth every cent. We happily walked around the river walk weaving our way throughout the various areas as we didn’t want to miss anything. It is very pretty, peaceful and calming. They had numerous picnic tables and even bbq’s throughout the property and play areas for kids making it a great place to spend 1/2 a day with the family. Well done and we are so glad we made the trip to come and see this beauty. We will return.
Written 25 January 2024
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Annette A
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2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Extremely underwhelming. Just the same ponds over and over. Staff were under trained and terribly long queues for everything.
Written 29 December 2023
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Dorelle D
Melbourne, Australia46 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
The gardens were very beautiful, but the food was dreadful, and the visit was marred by this. I would recommend taking your own
Written 2 March 2023
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Flopp A
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Family
It is all the same, monotonous. All there is are lakes with leaves in them and you have to pay $23 to get in only to see leafs and trash looking flowers.
Written 23 January 2023
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FiFi_86
Bacchus Marsh, Australia92 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Family
We went here with out 2 children. Value for money wasn't the greatest. Definitely once you've seen one lotus you've seen them all. Thought we would try something different as we were in the area to waste some time. Nothing special
Written 21 April 2022
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Traveller
Melbourne, Australia15,759 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
My wife and I visited this place on a Wednesday morning at 10 am. There were very few visitors and we were alone for most of the time during our walk across the entire Garden. Excellent for social distancing.

Blue Lotus Water Garden spans over 50,000 square meters, with dozens of ponds, two lakes, several fountains and walking tracks.

It features the Giant Amazon Waterlilies, Kakadu Lagoon Native Waterlily display, Tropical World complex, Claude Monet Waterlily display, Monet's Lake Bridge Walk, Lotus Lake, Lotus Wetlands, Golden Lotus display, Little Yarra River Trail, Flower Fairy Garden, Monet's Rotunda and much more.

We brought our own lunch and coffee from home and had our lunch at one of the many tables and benches that has undercover from the sun. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this spectacular place.
Written 17 March 2022
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Kamal P
Byron Bay, Australia3,501 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
Blue lotus water lily park was amazing. We spent almost half a day admiring the blooms and enjoyed their snacks at the outlet. It was a rare experience to see so many species of water lilies in bloom and many other water plants on display. Some had crazy colours and petal arrangements. It was a day well spent.
Written 16 March 2022
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Michael G
Melbourne, Australia10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Couples
Wow. These gardens are impressive. Although I would not have visited if it was not for my wife, I'm impressed.

I would imagine we will return with the family for a pick nick.
Written 31 January 2022
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Bazlen28
Melbourne244 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
Definitely worth the visit, cafe on site, great clean toilets. Good for all ages. Loved seeing the giant lotus'.
Written 24 April 2021
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Blue Lotus Water Garden is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm