Lillydale Lake
Suburban Picnic In The Park

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The Lake is an artificial man made lake and lush wetland, all surrounded by green parklands and native trees.

There are almost 100 hectares of land as well as the beautiful lake itself.






The Man Made Lake in Lillydale

Lillydale Lake in Melbourne Australia compliments of http://www.flickr.com/photos/kerfern/424757861/


This has to be one of the best children's playgrounds in Melbourne's parks and gardens

There are climbing frames, monkey bars, swings, flying foxes and so much more.

This has recently been surrounded with a childproof safety fence.

Two fantastic puzzle cable climbing towers are a real treat to kids of all ages.

I have even seen grown men tackle the cable mountains, the kids love trying to reach the top and once there hopefully they tackle the climb down.


Playground At Lillydale Lake

Lillydale Lake playground compliments of http://www.flickr.com/photos/77273938@N03/6977304068/


Families come from miles around to enjoy this top quality recreation facility.

It is the best place for a cheap weekend break.

You can walk or ride your bike around the lake.

On every day of the week there are adults and kids doing the healthy thing.

The walk is very easy, phew, no steep hills to climb and always with a beautiful view of the lake and surrounding district to inspire the soul.


Bike Riding Along The Banks Of The Lillydale Lake

Bike riding beside the Lillydale Lake, Melbourne Australia compliments of http://www.flickr.com/photos/quartertonality/2717602524/


The birdlife around the lake is everywhere so watch out for your picnic sandwiches as the birds actually fly up onto the tables for a free feed!

Lots of different clubs use the lake and parklands.

There are Radio Yacht Races (see the link below for more information)these are held on some Saturdays, bring your own and have some fun.

If you are really interested in a great family activity, try your hand at sailing a Radio Controlled Yacht.

Contact the Lillydale Radio Yacht Club for more information.

There are canoe enthusiasts, kayakers and you can also sail yourself around the lake at your leisure.


Kayak On The Lillydale Lake

Kayak the Lillydale Lake in Melbourne Australia compliments of http://www.flickr.com/photos/avlxyz/4052844944/


Families can try their hand at fishing, there are fishing contests always being held on the banks of the lake.

In Summer it is great to sit on the sand at the man made beach and watch the kids building sand castles and paddling in the cool water.

The Lake is a great place to take the family for a picnic Day Trip.

The facilities include.....


  • Electric BBQ's
  • Picnic Tables and Benches
  • Covered Picnic Areas
  • Toilets
  • Plenty of Parking throughout the park
  • 10 Kilometers of shared tracks
  • Community Room
  • Meeting Facilities


There is usually an ice-cream vendor parked near the playground on a weekend for that extra treat.

If you happen to run out of a few bits and pieces for that delicious BBQ, no worries as Lillydale Shopping center is only 5 minutes away from Lillydale lake.

There is also a local milkbar just up the road near the roundabout.

The Lake is the best place to go to clear out the cobwebs, wear out the kids and just get away from the stresses of everyday life.

Put the visit into your calender no matter what your thing is.

Flying a kite, kicking a ball, whatever, it's a great place to head to for a last minute getaway and really is a beautiful place for all the family to enjoy.


Where Is The Lake At Lillydale?



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The Playing Around Book Shoppe


Build Your Own Radio Controlled Yacht: The Complete Step-by-step Modelling Guide

Build Your Own Radio Controlled Yacht: The Complete Step-by-step Modelling Guide

Racing Rules Companion 2009-2012


Racing Rules Companion 2009-2012

Boatowner's Illustrated Wiring Handbook


Boatowner's Illustrated Wiring Handbook

Playground Politics: Understanding the Emotional Life of Your School-age Child


Playground Politics: Understanding the Emotional Life of Your School-age Child

Princess Poppy: Playground Princess


Princess Poppy: Playground Princess

Nga Taonga Takaro: Maori Sports and Lesiure Activities


Nga Taonga Takaro: Maori Sports and Lesiure Activities


Peaceful Kayaking On The Lake




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