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Emerald is a beautiful scenic location in the Dandenong Ranges; known for its gorgeous lake and a number of scenic attractions. Located between the towns of...

Emerald Lake

Dandenong Ranges Suburb – Emerald

Emerald is a beautiful scenic town popular for its picturesque lake and parks. Nestled in between the quaint towns of Cockatoo and Belgrave, Emerald is a frequently visited town among tourists to the Dandenong Ranges region.

The town boasts two discrete commercial centres within its vicinity, with the larger commercial centre near the Puffing Billy playground and the area’s main railway station. In contrast, the smaller centre is near the Worrell Reserve sports ground between the Beaconsfield and Monbulk areas. This area features an array of cafes, supermarket, gift shops, the town hall and a library.

Emerald Attractions, Activities & Things to See & Do in the Dandenong Ranges

The popular tourist appeal of the town is Emerald Lake Park; a picturesque setting with a lake and beautiful parkland. Adjacent to the park is the Puffing Billy Railway, which takes visitors on a scenic ride through the quaint towns and scenic landscapes of hills, forests and countryside.

The Emerald Lake area boasts a number of activities for visitors of all ages. Whether you plan to hike or picnic at the scenic picnic grounds near Lake Treganowan, you will have plenty of things to enjoy and explore.

The beautiful Aura Vale Lake lies towards the west and boasts a large recreational park, several picnic areas, camping grounds and outdoor BBQ areas for visitors to enjoy.

The Cardinia Reservoir Park is also a popular tourist destination for visitors, with nearby points of interest including the Henley Picnic Area, walking trails and shopping centres.

Visitors looking to stay in the Dandenong Ranges should choose Emerald as it is located nearby and the choices of accommodations are varied. There are ultra-modern boutique accommodations as well as hotels and motels.

Emerald Lake

Emerald Lake

Emerald, VIC

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Cardinia Reservoir

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