Blue Lotus Water Garden, Yarra Junction

4.2
#3 of 25 in Parks in Yarra Valley
Australia's largest tropical watergarden. Only 1.5 hrs from Melbourne. 1km past Yarra Junction on the Warburton Highway.

Open to PUBLIC 27/12/17- 15/4/18
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  • This would be a lovely garden to visit in January & February. It was a bit too late in April but still managed to see a few colourful lilies. I felt it was a bit tired looking & thought maybe a Japane...  more »
  • We probably visited a little late in the season as not all gardens were in full bloom of the lovely lillies - gardens were so picturesque & a lovely setting to sit at many dotted seating areas but unf...  more »
  • Visited with friends on Easter Monday. It was very relaxing walking around looking at the beautiful display of water lilies. Best time they told us is to visit End of January to mid February, but we s...  more »
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  • The gardens themselves are lovely and it’s a great place to wander on a summer’s day; I took my two and four year old and they were both able to walk around as it was mainly flat and at their level. The fairy garden was pretty good - not particularly novel but four little “houses” the kids could go in, play on a mini slide, and sit on a giant chair - it amused my girls for a good 15 minutes, but I don’t think it would occupy children 6+ for long, so definitely for the little ones. What brought my rating down was the price ($17.50 entry; I have a single parent pension card but they only accept disability and senior pension cards - I’m glad the kids were free!), particularly for the food - I got them an ice-cream treat and a (small) single scoop of ice-cream cost $4.50!! If it was a chunky scoop I might understand, but I can see why so many people bring their own food. The main clientele are Asian tourists/families - I’d say 90% - and they seem to usually bring their own food - I wonder if the high prefixes are because of this tourist-basis. It’s the type of place I might bring the kids once a year, next time with a picnic instead!
  • Very nice water gardens. Different than anything else in Victoria. Probably one oft hidden gem of the Yarra valley. A little pricey, even if I understand that the upkeep must be on the high. Saying that we went on possibly the worse summer day as it was falling so much water from the sky it felt like a monsoon and they offered us a free family pass for our next visit. Will obviously go back
  • At 1 hour and 15 minutes drive from Melbourne Blue lotus water garden is an ideal day trip from Melbourne for summer. Situated on the banks of the Little Yarra river, the garden boasts of thousands of lotus flowers including world's largest Amazon Giant Lily. With viewing rotundas, picnic shelters a full scale cafe and restaurant, not to mention the complimentary BBQ station to use, you can spend a large petition of your day without having to go out for food, drink or fun. You may see an occasional platypus, duck, frog or a great egret saying hello to you when you wander around. The main attraction though are the breathtaking views - of lotus flowers, the river, greenery in the backdrop of distant hills. We were in luck for it was a cloudy day and the occasional sun shining selectively on the flowers showed us the artistry of nature. The cost of tickets is 17$ per adult and kids below 16 go free with accompanying adult. Parking is free too. There is a gift shop and nursery where you can buy lotus plants. Check out the photos for what can't be put in words.
  • This is an amazing place to visit. The waterlily and lotus flowers are incredible. Best flower display I have ever seen. If you have a pond then go and get a few of there special waterlilies they have in their nursery. Why not start a half wine barrel and put one of their lotus in it. So easy to grow in Melbourne and you will have a spectacular display of leaves and the most beautiful flowers. Go and check this place out. You won't be disappointed.
  • The flowers and the garden were wonderful, but as I need to use a walker, I had great difficulty getting around and was limited as to where I could go in some parts. I was quite exhausted by the end of my time at the gardens from having to control the walker and the jolting of it on uneven surfaces. I think people who require the use of a walker to get around need to be aware that not all surfaces are smooth and easy to manage within the garden. V.O.
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