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17th September - 2nd October
No bookings needed! Purchase your ride ticket from our ticket office on the day you visit!!
*(weather permitting)
Ride times and prices can be found on our website 😃


Nestled amongst the towering rainforests of the Dandenong Ranges sits Puffing Billy Railway’s new state-of-the-art Lakeside Visitor Centre.
Featuring a modern café with the best produce on offer in the region, a dedicated gift shop featuring locally designed treasures a...

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NEW!! Accessible boats available for people with additional mobility needs or extra comfort for our younger riders. Please enquire for availability.

Click on 'Buy' and choose your option!
A fantastic idea for an upcoming birthday or special occasion!! What better way to mark a significant celebration than creating the gift of a beautiful memory for that someone special!



*all riders must wear a properly fitted life jacket
*maximum of 2 people per boat, no exceptions
*no animals allowed to ride
*no changing of riders
*remove all valuables before your ride, provisions available to leave anything.Operators are not responsible for any l...

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a year ago
Great value for money, 30min is definitely a long time and a leg workout so if you're not into that I'd suggest a 15min session. Staff are helpful and lovely. Card payment or cash availability. Parking is close and cheap if staying all day or just for a while. Plenty of picnic spots, tables, benches, clean toilets, fishing available, a small playground and a workout playground. Great day trip or small trip for a few hours and an easy drive. Highly recommend the paddle boats and Emerald lake Park in general
- Amy-Louise S
10 months ago
Had a great day on the paddle boats, $28 for half an hour :)
- Brittany J
8 months ago
Had a ball. Great family fun!! Staff are really friendly and helpful!
- Rus T

Paddleboat Hire

 Lakeside Paddleboats are located within the picturesque Emerald Lake Park and operate on Lake Treganowan. Paddleboats can be hired from our ticket office next to the Environment Centre. We cater for walk-in customers on the day and/or Group Bookings; including Corporate, NFP/Community groups and private family functions (20-100+ people) Please contact us directly or email your inquiry to for further information.

All paddleboats are 2-seaters. Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Children under 5 are subject to size requirements and minimum age is 3yo. For safety, height restrictions do apply. All riders must be over 90cm tall and wear a life jacket (available in adult and children’s sizes) which will be provided free of charge. Total weight on Aqua Bikes is a Safety Factor and is approximately 180kg.
Our Iconic Vintage Paddleboats are lovingly restored and maintained and we are excited to introduce our newly updated accessible boats for people with additional mobility needs or extra comfort for our younger riders!😊

PRICE (1-2 person per ride)

$13 - 10 min
$17 - 15 min
$20 - 20 min
$28 - 30 min

Additional Safety Rules and Regulations can be found in updates. 

*Opening days and times are seasonal and subject to weather conditions.
Winter months we may be closed for scheduled maintenance.  Days predicted  as extreme heat and/or high percentage chance of rain we will be closed.
Closed Christmas Day

Check weather forecast here:


Step into a timeless world of wonder with Australia's favourite steam train: Puffing Billy, located in the heart of the Dandenong Ranges. To check out what’s on offer and to make a booking visit 

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Emerald Lake Park
Emerald VIC 3782

Business Hours

Fri:11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sat:11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sun:11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
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