Destination guide

Head to the theatrical city of Emerald

Enjoy the theatre scene and other features of Emerald. This welcoming city attracts visitors thanks to its shopping and restaurants. Puffing Billy Steam Train and Dandenong Ranges National Park are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Emerald

Are you hoping to find attractions to see while you're in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Emerald a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Puffing Billy Steam Train (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
  • Monbulk Winery (5.6 mi / 9.1 km)
  • Payne's Rise Wines (10.9 mi / 17.5 km)
  • Rayners Stone Fruit Orchard (11.7 mi / 18.8 km)
  • Killara Park Estate (12 mi / 19.4 km)
  • Bulong Estate (14.3 mi / 23 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Emerald

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Emerald is a great place to get outside. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Dandenong Ranges National Park (7.5 mi / 12 km)
  • Sherbrooke Forest (5.3 mi / 8.6 km)
  • Grants Picnic Area (5.4 mi / 8.7 km)
  • Alfred Nicolas Gardens (6.1 mi / 9.9 km)
  • National Rhododendron Gardens (7.6 mi / 12.3 km)
  • 1000 Steps Kokoda Walk (7.7 mi / 12.4 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Emerald

Fly into Melbourne, VIC (MEB-Essendon), the closest airport, located 33.1 mi (53.3 km) from the city centre.

If you'd rather travel by train, make your way to Melbourne Emerald Station or Melbourne Lakeside Station and explore the city from there.

Where to stay around Emerald?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 187 holiday lettings near Emerald. From 66 Houses to 9 Flats, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Emerald for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Emerald?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Emerald. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Melbourne Emerald Station: 389 holiday lettings
  • Melbourne Lakeside Station: 403 holiday lettings
  • Fountain Gate Shopping Centre: 589 holiday lettings
  • Domaine Chandon Green Point Winery: 459 holiday lettings
  • Melbourne Menzies Creek Station: 455 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Emerald listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Emerald?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 66 Houses in Emerald. Our other popular types of Emerald holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 9 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 6 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 65 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Emerald?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 12 holiday homes with pool available in Emerald. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.