EAT, EXPLORE AND EXPERIENCE

Only the best make the list.

THINGS TO DO

What to do

DINING OUT

Where to eat

LOCAL EVENTS

What to see

PUFFING BILLY

The Puffing Billy railway is an historic steam train that starts at Belgrave and runs through the mountainous region of the Dandenong Ranges. On selected weekends throughout the year, Thomas the Tank Engine trips are also run to entertain the kids.

EMERALD PARK LAKE

Emerald Lake and its nearby park was originally a part of the historic Nobelius Nursery. Set within the hillside and native bushlands, the lake offers a number of scenic picnic grounds and walking trails, where you can picnic and take part in various outdoor activities.

EMERALD MARKET

The Emerald Market is the largest market found in the Dandenong Ranges and is held both indoors and outdoors. Held on the 3rd Sunday of the month, there is a huge range of goods from fresh and organic fruit and vegetables, plants and seedlings to food to take home including olive oils, jams, nuts and tea.

INCY WINCY, BAM BAM'S, THE GENERAL

Owned and operated by the delightful Dougie & Belinda, you can't go past the incredible offerings at Incy Wincy, Bam Bam Italian and the General Foodstore. Dine in or take away and enjoy an unforgettable experience.

ZEST & EMERALD VILLAGE BAKERY

Zest Cafe Bar & Restaurant like to keep it local, sourcing their produce from the community. The Emerald Village Bakery is a buzzing hub, a compulsory stop over for weekend bike riders and a popular destination for tourists.

ELEVATION & PARADISE VALLEY HOTEL

Elevation@Emerald boasts spectacular views over Emerald and a modern design for those special nights out. If you're looking for entertainment & the best pub meals in the hills, the Paradise Hotel is for you.

TESSELAAR TULIP FESTIVAL

This unique festival is held at the Tesselaar Nursery in Silvan. Apart from the wonderful flower display, this festival also showcases live entertainment, a multicultural food exhibition and a sculpture display.

DANDENONG RANGES GARDENS

The Dandenongs are home to some of Melbourne's most spectacular gardens and nurseries. Click on More Info to explore the many locations or to purchase tickets to the annual Secret Gardens Tour.

GREAT TRAIN RACE

A must visit tourist attraction in the Dandenong Ranges. For fitness enthusiasts, what better way to explore this region by taking part in the Great Train Race against Puffing Billy. It is also one of the longest running 'fun runs' in Australia.

GET IN TOUCH

Please feel free to contact us direct or via the form below

Give Us a Call

Mob: 0499 805 000 Call us anytime. We always have time for a chat and are happy to answer any enquiry you have.

Send Us an Email

Our email address is relax@emeraldstarcottages.com.au Drop us a line and we'll be in touch before you know it.

Drop By and Talk

Our property is also home to the lovely Myrtle Road gift shop located within our reception area. We are generally onsite between 10am-3pm every day and as required at other times of the day/night. A favourite with the locals and tourists alike, drop in when you're looking for your unique gift or a memento of your visit to the Dandenong Ranges.

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