Emerald to Cockatoo Walk
6.8 km oneway
2 h to 3 h
Emerald to Cockatoo Walk
6.8 km
Oneway

Walk
2 h to 3 h

Run
45 min to 1 h 30 min

Starting near the car park next to the Emerald Tourist Railway Board on Kilvington Drive, Emerald, this walk leads to Cockatoo following roughly along the Puffing Billy train track. The walk starts in Emerald, taking in the magnificent Nobilius Gardens and Emerald Lake Park, then heads through the towering gums of Wrights Forest before descending gently to Cockatoo. Emerald Lake Park is a popular destination for a picnic, with a playground, cafe and toilet facilities. The walk is on a flat track and is ideal for families with children, prams, cyclists, and dog walkers. Distinct yellow arrows mark the track, making it easy to follow. The trail crosses over the road at times, and you can see farms with horses and alpacas. The trail finishes by the Puffing Billy Station, where there's a small playground, picnic areas and good eating spots. If you go on a weekend or a school holiday, you can catch the Puffing Billy back from Cockatoo. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

Highlights
Cafe

Environment
Natural
Rural
Urban

Features


Transport options
To start
Car
Train

From end
Car
Train

Points of Interest
Emerald Lake Park
Pepis Land
Puffing Billy Park

Places & Areas
Australia
Victoria
Shire of Cardinia
Melbourne
Emerald
Cockatoo
Avonsleigh
Eastern Victoria Region
Gembrook District
Wright Forest Bushland Reserve
Wright Forest
Emerald Lake Park
Puffing Billy Historic and Cultural Features Reserve
Pepi's Land
Nobelius Heritage Park