You might just say that Emerald have a thing about trains! They have the train park, Puffing Billy visits everyday AND there is the most amazing model railway. With 2000m of track, this teeny tiny world is simply amazing. The possibilities for playing I spy are endless. From the hot air balloon, the church wedding, a delayed Australia Post truck and a fairground up on the hill, you could spend plenty of time pointing out all the things you can see. There is so much detail and love to the miniature world, let alone the trains that run over bridges and run into tunnels throughout your visit. There are stools provided for the shortest members of the family so everyone is catered for as well as interactive buttons to push to see sections rock into life! Your kids will just love it.
Mamma's special mention: You might want to pay a visit to the big guy - Puffing Billy - while you are at the Lake or you could head further downhill to the kiosk for a snack, a paddleboat or even a splash in the wading pool (provided it is a warm day!)
the nitty gritty
Winter: 11am–2.30pm weekdays, 11am–4pm weekends and school holidays
Children (3–15 years) $4
Family ticket (2 adults, 2 children): $2
Children (under 3) FREE
Emerald Lake parking is $6 for all day
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Emerald Lake Road, Emerald
As you enter the park, take the road on the left as you see the Lake and head uphill over the tracks to the carpark.