Emerald is a stunning little village that is brimming with country charm and wonderful hospitality. Known for the Emerald Lake Park (Lake Treganowan) where many family friendly facilities are located. Barbecue facilities, children's playgrounds, a pool, paddle boats, walking tracks, fishing, Environment Centre, model railway, café and a railway station for Puffing Billy.
The famous Puffing Billy passes through the township on it’s way from Belgrave to Gembrook and actually has three stations within Emerald—at Emerald, Nobelius and Lakeside, with Nobelius only being a "Stops if required" station.
It is home to Nobelius Heritage Park & Emerald Museum
The park is the last remaining remnant of the famous Nobelius Nursery. The Museum is open Wednesday's from 10am to 3pm and Sundays from 1.30pm to 4pm or by arrangement.
Emerald-Cockatoo recreational trail is ideal for walkers and cyclists and offers access to a range of family fun and recreational activities. The trail is a comfortable 2.5hr walk from Kilvington Road (south east of Puffing Billy station), Emerald to Cockatoo; wandering through natural settings including Nobelius Heritage Park, Emerald Museum, Emerald Lake Park and Wright Forest. Some sections near Nobelius Heritage Park and in Wright Forest are more challenging and may not suit all visitors, but the very fit can warm up with a vigorous cycle through the forest to Cockatoo.
Perfect for that weekend escape, why not stay in Emerald and enjoy all that it has to offer. Visit our Dandenong Ranges Accommodation page to find accommodation that suits your need.