Family Friendly

Emerald > Seasonal Victorian Fare

The General Food Store

The General Food Store welcomes customers to beautiful Emerald with their famous friendly service and a delicious, dietary friendly menu.

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.

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).

Cockatoo > Acro (think circus!), Ballet, Hip Hop as well as Ballroom and Dance Fit

For the Love of Dance

Dance classes to maximum fun, enjoyment and fitness. Fuss free classes in a community minded environment.

Emerald > Aussie Fruit & Vegetables

Emerald Fruit Barn

Aldo & Rosanne Virgona at award winning Emerald Fruit Barn, offer customers local, quality, fresh fruit & vegetables. Friendly & helpful service. Supporting Aussie farmers.

Gembrook > Orchard Cottage for Two

Carinya Park

Set in idyllic and quiet surroundings, the comfortable, self contained cottage is located in the lush green Hills of the Dandenongs east of Melbourne.

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.

Emerald > Your Local Post Office

Emerald Post Office

Full postal services plus insurance, passport renewals and applications, police checks, money transfers, foreign currency exchange, gift cards and more.

Eastern Dandenong Ranges > With over 20 years experience

Ranges First National

We’re dedicated to delivering an exceptional experience from our Belgrave and Cockatoo offïces. Every member of our team strives to make a difference, and that begins with our promise - ‘We put you first’

Gembrook > Childcare and Kindergarten

Little Gems Early Learning

Little Gems Early Learning is a family owned and operated, purpose built centre that was designed with children's needs of comfort, safety and exploration in mind.

Emerald > Across the Dandenong Ranges

Valley Ranges Getaways

Unique, boutique homes and cottages in the Dandenong Ranges for groups, families, couples retreats, and some pet friendly properties too.

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.

Emerald > Custom made floral arrangements for any occasion

Rosa & Beau Flowers

We are a Mother and Son Florist team. We offer all aspects of personalised fresh flower services: from daily deliveries to gifts and events.

Macclesfield > Horse riding, accommodation & holiday packages

Avoca Park Equestrian

Avoca Park Equestrian is a beautiful horse-riding and training facility nestled in the rolling hills of Macclesfield. Come and experience this hidden gem.

Belgrave > Open 6 Days - Closed Tuesday

Micawber Tavern

Join us at the Micawber Tavern you'll want to come back again and again. Bistro, Bar & Beer Garden - it's the best place to be!

Emerald > Your Home In The Hills

Dougie's Place

Dougie's Place is "Your Home In The Hills." Great accommodation at an even better price. Comfortable, convenient and affordable - with a home-away-from-home feel.

Upwey > Bespoke jewellery, homewares & gifts

Erimus Jewellers

We specialise in bespoke gold and silver jewellery created by a team of designers and artisans.

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.

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.

Emerald > All welcome

Emerald Arts Society

The Emerald Arts Society is home to a broad range of members, from professional artists to those that enjoy being creative and want to explore new mediums. Beginners of all ages are welcome.

Cockatoo > Intimate wedding ceremonies

Avalon Castle

One of the most visually stunning wedding venues in Victoria, Avalon Castle is ideal for those who are seeking outdoor wedding ceremonies and affordable wedding reception packages in Melbourne.

Emerald > Grab-and-go Coffee Shop with space to stay awhile!

Incy Wincy

Seasonal, coffee hatch with indoor and outdoor seating. Grab and go, or stay awhile!

Belgrave > South Indian Street Food

Babaji's Kitchen

Kerala South Indian restaurant in the heart of Corhanwarrabul (Dandenong Ranges), Belgrave. ~ Vegan / GF & family friendly ~ Dog friendly with outside dining available ~ Licensed

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.

Emerald > A unique fusion of Asian cuisine

Flavour Bomb Cafe

A unique fusion of Asian inspired cuisines ranging from banh mi, sushi, rice paper rolls, Japanese pancakes and trendy rice bowls.

Eastern Dandenong Ranges > Custom made floral arrangements for weddings

Rosa And Beau Flowers

We are a Mother and Son Florist team. We offer all aspects of personalised wedding floral design services.

Clematis > A private oasis in Clematis

Hills Hideaway Bed & Breakfast

Hills Hideaway offers secluded contemporary accomodation for up to 4 people. Situated at the foot of the Dandenong Ranges and within walking distance to Emerald, Eastern Dandenong Ranges Trail, Paradise Valley Hotel and Puffing Billy.

Cockatoo > Pizza Shop & Cafe

The Black Cockatoo Pizza Cafe

Delicious traditional and modern pizzas made with fresh house made ingredients. Our pasta's are cooked to order with the freshest ingredients.

Emerald > Your Local Hardware Store

Emerald Co-Op Mitre 10

Large range of products including paint, power and hand tools, garden supplies, homewares, automotive, outdoor furniture and general hardware.

Emerald > Emerald, Belgrave & Pakenham offices

Falcone & Adams Lawyers

Falcone & Adams Lawyers is a medium sized suburban law firm with offices located in Emerald, Belgrave and Pakenham.

Emerald > Two Private, Stylish Options

Emerald Ridge B&B

Stylish, private accommodation set on a 10 acre hobby farm. Choose from a two bedroom self-contained cottage for four or cosy guest room for two.

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.

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.

Gembrook > Modern Argeninian Cuisine

The Independent Gembrook

Modern Argentinian Restaurant located in Gembrook Chef Patron - Mauro Callegari

Gembrook > Bric a Brac, Clothing & Giftware

Gembrook Op Shop

An Op Shop full the brim with a wonderful array of bric a brac, clothing, homewares and anything looking for a second lease on life.

Emerald > Shop of Opportunities with Community Garden

The Shop of Opportunities

Fernlea Shop of Opportunities supports the work of Fernlea Community Care Inc a not-for-profit organisation in local area.

Macclesfield > Pony parties for kids

Avoca Park Equestrian

Let us create a truly unforgettable experience, where your child's birthday is elevated to a new level of enchantment and wonder. Trust us to deliver a pony party beyond compare, leaving a trail of happiness in the hearts of all who attend.

Emerald > Over 30 Local Makers in one store

Emerald Bazaar

Local artists, makers & collectors collaborating to bring you a curated range of merchandise.

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.

Mount Burnett > Chayah Farm Stay & Agistment

Chayah Farm Stay

Come stay with us on the farm in our well-appointed modern family holiday apartment

Upper Beaconsfield > Delicious food in a relaxed setting

Over the Road Restaurant

Our licensed restaurant and takeaway provides a fun, casual dining experience for lunch and dinner, available dine in or takeaway.

Clematis > Bistro, Bar & Bottleshop

Paradise Valley Hotel

Acclaimed pub offering a contemporary bistro, well stocked public bar, bottle shop, TAB and leafy beer garden.

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.

Gembrook > Cottage on 40 acres

Hoddles Hideaway

Our fully self-contained private 2BR cottage on 40 acres is all yours, surrounded by our friendly sheep, cows and alpacas who come to say hello.

Emerald > A Secret Magickal Space hidden within the hills, your one stop shop for everything magical.

Divine Alchemys Secret Cauldron

We invite you to come join us & enjoy our magical space. We aim to provide you with the highest quality hand poured candles, a beautiful selection of crystals, books, tarot cards, crystal light bed healing sessions & readings.

Eastern Dandenong Ranges > Bringing family stories to life through photography

Sharp Memories Photography

I adore creating real authentic moments that your family will come to treasure. Organic and natural photography that is honest and true to you.

Emerald > Fashion & Homewares

Behind the Trees

WELCOME TO BEHIND THE TREES

Gembrook > Responsibly sourced & ethically created the aboriginal way!

EARTHwise Culture

Aboriginal Art, artefacts and Irmangka-irmangka bush medicine created and made by the owners, Shane and Nina Wright, Kokatha people from the Western and Central desert regions of South Australia.

Eastern Dandenong Ranges

Functions on Puffing Billy Railway

Along the spectacular Puffing Billy Railway corridor, discover some of Melbourne's most authentic and unique function spaces.

Gembrook > Gorgeous Boutique Motel

The Ranges Inn

The Ranges Inn offers Quaint, affordable accommodation in the heart of Gembrook, just a short stroll to the towns cafes, restaurants and bars .

Emerald > A curated range of books for pleasure

Grace & Louie Booksellers

Independent bookstore stocking a wide selection of new fiction and non fiction for adults, teens and children.

Emerald > A shop full of treasures

Star of Emerald

Mark Dabrowski is a master jeweller of 40 years’ experience designing unique bespoke jewellery, as well as remodelling jewellery, watch repairs, valuations, and buying gold & silver for repurposing.

Emerald > Located across from Puffing Billy Park

The Laughing Fox Cafe

The Laughing Fox Cafe is a vibrant, family-friendly establishment located in the heart of the Emerald shopping district, where great service and comfy surrounds are just the beginning.

Menzies Creek > Personal branding & family photographer

Kate Cashin Photography

I am a vibrant and true-to-colour headshot, personal branding and family photographer who loves everything about living and working in the Dandenongs.

Eastern Dandenong Ranges > Farm Gate, Ciders & Apple Juices

Bellevue Farm Gate

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

Gembrook > February & March Hazelnut picking

Burnarlook Llamas and Hazelnuts

Burnarlook Llamas and Hazelnuts is a small family farm open for llama visits and u-pick (in season). Open by appointment.

Cockatoo > Supermarket, Liquor Store & Café

Cockatoo IGA

Cockatoo IGA is an independently owned Supermarket, open 7 days a week, and includes Meat, Produce, Deli, Bakery, Liquor, Cafe, Grocery, Dairy and Freezer departments.

Emerald > Yoga, meditation, breathwork & dance

Mindful Heart Spaces & Mindful AF

A mindfulness studio in Emerald with regular mindfulness classes including yoga, meditation, breathwork, dance with special events and opportunity to hire the studio.

Gembrook > Gemstones, Jewellery & Homewares

K A Elements

Unique crystals and gemstones, custom jewellery, giftware, books, tarot cards, candles, skincare, essential oils, toys, workshops/parties.

Emerald > Pizza for Pickup & Delivery

Big Al's Pizza Emerald

Your destination for great tasting pizza and pasta! You'll find an extensive selection of pizzas within our traditional and extreme ranges, catering to every taste and craving.

Gembrook > Gilwell Park - A park for everyone

Scouts Victoria Gilwell Park Adventure Centre

We offer a diverse selection of accommodations and camping options, as well as opportunities for both self-led and instructor-led activities.

Avonsleigh > Modern Italian family friendly restaurant in the Dandenong Ranges

Bam Bam Italian

A family-friendly modern Italian bistro, celebrating the Italian spirit of 'family first' with vibrant hospitality and fresh, seasonal fare in the Dandenong Ranges.

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.

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