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Thursday 11-3
Friday 11-4
Saturday 11-4
Sunday 11-4
Monday 11-4
(*weather permitting)


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.


a month ago
My kids loves it! The 10min ride was perfect for use as need to rush back to the train, perfect timing with great little attractions.
- LK L
3 weeks ago
Well organised experience. Friendly and affable staff very helpful which made for a smooth experience. Get ready for a big fun leg exercise as it takes a lot of energy to push these fantastic things but so worth it for the unique and pleasant experience which I would recommend to all!
- Babydoll 1
2 years 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

Paddleboat Hire

 Lakeside Paddleboats are located within the picturesque Emerald Lake Park and operate on Lake Treganowan. NO BOOKINGS REQUIRED!! Tickets are available to purchase on the day only from our ticket office.  

HIRE PRICES  (1-2 person)
10 Min         $13
15 Min         $17
20 Min         $20
30 Min         $28

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!

Great gift idea for that someone special 💕

*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

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Whilst at Lakeside, come see one of the largest model railways in Australia!! Fantastic for the whole family to enjoy!

To discover more of what the Eastern Dandenong Ranges has to offer visit

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  • 0412 951 280


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Emerald Lake Park
Emerald Lake Road
Emerald Victoria 3782

Business Hours

Mon:11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Thu:11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
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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