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Afternoon Out

We visited the lake on a warm Spring afternoon. It was great to go for a walk around the lake and... read more

Reviewed October 30, 2018
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Always nice for a stroll

We have friends who live in Cockatoo, and often visit Emerald Lake when we visit. It's always nice... read more

Reviewed October 1, 2018
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to have a walk / laze around. Well kept grounds surrounding Lake Emerald. Good for the warmer months and excellent during Autumn with the various shades of browns, golds and reds. There is a mini train museum. It is a stop for the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ERIC L
Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

We visited the lake on a warm Spring afternoon. It was great to go for a walk around the lake and to let our young kids play on the playground. The paddle boats were being used by a number of people, but the cafe was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 141clintm
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

Eager to see a place I spent a lot of time with my family, siblings and cousins for picnics. Picturesque, lake smaller than I remember but I was excited to have a walk around and let some memories flood back. Unfortunately, parking fees for a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 211phillipw
Reviewed October 1, 2018

We have friends who live in Cockatoo, and often visit Emerald Lake when we visit. It's always nice, with different sections depending on what you feel like doing - the lake, trail walking, picnicking, cafes. It's always fun seeing Puffing Billy too!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank zanzibar138
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

We visited here some years ago and really enjoyed the kiosk right on the lake. However now its closed and abandoned and all the pedal boats just tied in front not being used anymore. The grounds are pretty for bbq's with lots of gardens and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank KimB346
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Decided to take a walk around Emerald Lake park. It's a little gem, good level pathways and some stepped inclines. The lake is not to big to walk around and puffing billy stops here. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank brendanb73
Reviewed August 7, 2018

Nice place for a spring/summer/autumn time walk and possibly a picnic. AT the end of the Puffing Billy Line great for the kids to run around. Bring your own food as the cafe has limited offering.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank John W
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

First time staying here at Emerald for the weekend with my partner. Such a pretty little town. We enjoyed a peaceful leisure walk around the lake, A prefect place for the family or couples enjoying a romantic weekend. The birds, plants, flowers, trees, paddle boats,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Katie-M-T-3
Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

One of the prettiest lakes that we have seen on our trip. The turquoise color of the water is spectacular. It was crowded when we were there, but worth it for the views. Short walk to the view, but really nice longer hikes for those...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank radgast1
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

Great place for a walk and a couple of hours well spent. Plenty of car parking space. If you have children, there are paddle boats too. Reasonable care too.

Date of experience: April 2018
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