Emerald Lake Park - Naomi Creek

Emerald Lake Park 
Emerald Lake Park has 5 picnic shelters available for hire in the park. There are also 8 free electric barbecues, cafe and playgrounds. ELP_walking_brochure_final


Nobelius Heritage Park
Nobelius Heritage Park is located at the far end of Emerald Lake Park and alongside the Emerald Museum. The Nobelius garden collection is splendid and of national significance, recognised by the National Library of Australia. There are picnic tables, rotundas and free electric barbecue.

Telopea Walk

Dandenong Ranges Tourist Track
An intimate 17km walking track along Sassafras Creek. You can start from Emerald or Sassafras with picnic grounds along the way. You’ll see many native birds and wallabies at dusk. You can picnic  at Kays, Olympic, Kensleys & Beagleys picnic grounds. Dandenong Ranges Tourist Track Map   Picnic Grounds Dand. Ranges Tourist Track Map

Wrights Forest

Wright Forest
There is a secluded picnic ground with a wood barbecue facility and picnic table at the entrance to tracks that lead to Cockatoo or Emerald on Bailey Rd, Cockatoo. Wrights Forest is a remnant native eucalypt forest and consists of over 75 species of native plants. Park-note-Wright-Forest

Aura Vale Lake

Aura Vale Lake
Located north of Cardinia Reservoir, and on the south side of Aurea Vale Lake is the Henley Picnic Area.  The open space is ideal for a lawn picnic.  Only gas barbecues are allowed for use in the park. Aura Vale Lake Park Notes


Crystal Brook

Cardinia Reservoir Park
There are 3 picnic areas to choose from and wood fired barbecues located at Crystal Brook & Kangaroo Flat. Cardinia Reservoir Park is a popular spot to see Kangaroos. CardiniaReservoirParkNotes

Butterfield Park

Gembrook Park Flora & Fauna Reserve
Gembrook Park is a 5 minute walk from the Gembrook Town Centre and Puffing Billy railway station. There is a picnic area and 2 short walks to explore.  Fern Gully Walk is a 1.5km walk. Hillside Walk continues on for another 1.2km. The park is around 29 hectares is a display of mountain grey gums, mountain ash and messmate stringy bark. Gembrook Park Trail Notes