Attractions & Activities

Mount Burnett  >  Astronomical Observatory

Mount Burnett Observatory

Mount Burnett Observatory is a community run astronomical observatory that opens regularly for members and the public (including for school and community groups).

By appointment / $5 to $200
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Emerald  >  Local Amateur Theatre

Gemco Players

Gemco is a community theatre group, which began over 30 years ago in Emerald and has performed to over 45,000 people using some 3,600 people on or offstage.

Gemco Players Community Theatre
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Cockatoo  >  A place of reflection

The Ash Wednesday Bushfire Education Centre

The Ash Wednesday Bushfire and Education Centre is a place of learning about events during bushfire. It's gardens are a place of reflection about the loss fires bring.

Sat & Sun 11am - 3pm
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Macclesfield  >  Trout Fishing & Mini Golf

Rainbow Trout Farm

Catch a variety of species, Rainbow Trout, Golden Rainbow Trout, Brook Trout and Atlantic Salmon. Also, a playground, mini golf and picnic grounds with BBQ's.

Open Daily 10am-5pm
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Gembrook  >  Open by Appointment

The Motorist Museum

A small private collection of vintage and classic cars, motorcycles, machinery and associated memorabilia housed in a period converted garage.

Adult $5 Child $2 Family $10
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Emerald  >  Boutique Vineyard

Emersleigh Estate

A boutique vineyard and winery hidden away at the southern edge of the Yarra Valley with cellar door and outdoor patio.

Sun & Public Hols 11am - 5pm
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Emerald  >  A Park for all Seasons

Emerald Lake Park

Lakeside Park has picnic areas, walking trails, paddle boating, fishing a model railway and cafe in picturesque surrounds with Puffing Billy.

Open 8am - 8pm
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Belgrave  >  Indoor & Outdoor Cinemas

Cameo Cinemas

With a total of 8 screens, including an outdoor cinema, Cameo Cinemas offers a mix of mainstream, blockbuster and quality arthouse movies for discerning audiences.

New Movies & Cult Classics
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Gembrook  >  Local artisan made crafts!

Gembrook Craft Group

If you are a lover of the lost arts, especially, sewing, knitting, spinning, felting and crochet, you won’t want to miss visiting the Gembrook Craft Group at various markets.

Come see us at the local markets
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Cockatoo  >  Pick Your Own Berry Farm

Fielderberry Farm

At Fielderberry Farm we have many varieties of raspberries, blueberries and blackberries available for picking from December to March.

9am - 4pm (picking season only)
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Emerald  >  Lakeside Paddleboats - Aqua Bike Hire

Lakeside Paddleboats

The iconic vintage paddleboats on the Lake have been lovingly restored. Experience a close encounter as you navigate your way amongst our resident wildlife.

Weekends, School & Public Holidays
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Emerald  >  Contemporary Art Gallery

Raven Orb Gallery

Contemporary Art Gallery featuring local artist's and artisan's works, art prints, crystals, sculptures, fossils, jewelry and other handmade and earthmade pieces.

Mon-Fri 9.30am - 5.30pm Sat 10am - 3pm
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Emerald  >  Historical Museum

Emerald Museum & The Nobelius Heritage Park

The Emerald Museum tells the story of Emerald and Districts colourful past through displays of memorabilia, photographs and documents.

Weds/Thurs 10-3pm & Sun 1.30-4pm
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Gembrook  >  Artworks & Botanic Gallery Garden

Sue Jarvis Gallery Garden

Sue Jarvis Gallery Garden is a rare 10acre botanic garden located in Gembrook, making it the perfect backdrop for intimate weddings, gatherings and events.

By Appointment Only
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Eastern Dandenong Ranges  >  Tours of the Dandenong Ranges, Upper Yarra & West Gippsland

Treat Yourself Experiences & Tours

Want a different sort of adventure with your group, friends, family. Choose from our tours or let us help you design your own to enjoy.

Tours 7 Days 9am - 5pm
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Emerald  >  Trains Run Daily

Puffing Billy Railway

Step back in time at Australia’s oldest and best-preserved heritage steam railway, Puffing Billy, situated in the picturesque Dandenong Ranges and only 60-minutes from Melbourne CBD.

Family Fares Available
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Monbulk  >  Bike Hire & Servicing

Cog Bikes Australia

We are your one stop bike shop for all of your cycling needs including Service, Repair, Sales, Parts, Accessories & Hire.

Bike Hire from $25 per hour
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Avonsleigh  >  Family Run Blueberry Farm

Avonsleigh Berries

Avonsleigh Berries is family business started in 1980 by Frank Edlinger and his family. Frank's vision was to bring Blueberries to the Australian public.

9am - 5pm (picking season only)
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Upper Beaconsfield  >  Winery - Pizzeria - Functions

Carlei Estate

Visit on a weekend to taste handcrafted organic wines, enjoy woodfire pizza & grab a photo opportunity amongst the vines at this rustic wedding location.

Saturday & Sunday 12pm - 5pm
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Gembrook  >  Chaffeur driven vintage vehicles

Vintage Fun Hire Cars

Providing chauffeur driven unique vehicles for special occasions since 1983. We supply cars with drivers for weddings, tours, corporate transfers & special occasions.

Viewings by Appointment
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Emerald  >  Situated in Emerald Lake Park

Emerald Lake Model Railway

Emerald Lake Model Railway is the largest model railway in the Southern Hemisphere just one hours drive from Melbourne in the beautiful Emerald Lake Park and above the new Puffing Billy Visitor Centre.

$5 - $8
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Emerald  >  Emerald & surrounds

Maple Lodge High Tea

"Old fashioned high tea in the hills delivered to you!"

High Tea Parties up to 10 people
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Eastern Dandenong Ranges  >  Local wine and food made by hand

Cannibal Creek Vineyard

Cannibal Creek Vineyard is located an hour East of Melbourne, just off the M1, in the foothills of the Black Snake Ranges in the West Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia.

Open Friday to Sunday
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Eastern Dandenong Ranges  >  Farm Gate, Ciders & Juices

Bellevue Farm Gate

Apples, Australian produce, barista coffee, Summer Snow juices, Trattore ciders, tasting paddles. From our food van, 400 Gradi pizzas, gourmet pies and other seasonal favourites.

Open 7 days
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Officer  >  Food and drink

Trattore Cider

100% Australian ciders we love to make, drink and share. Family owned, locally grown and made in West Gippsland.

Open 7 days
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Officer  >  Food and drink

Summer Snow Juice

Summer Snow is all Australian, all fruit, and nothing else.

Open 7 days
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