Puffing Billy: Australia’s favourite steam train. www.puffingbilly.com.au (03) 9757 0700
Gembrook Station is located at the end of the Puffing Billy Line a very short stroll from Gembrook Cottages. No car!! You can catch the train from Melbourne to Belgrave, enjoy a ride on Puffing Billy to Gembrook, book a night or a weekend getaway and indulge in the luxury of Gembrook Cottages returning the next day to Belgrave either by bus or Puffing Billy.
Kurth Kiln Regional Park: Kurth Kiln picnic and camping ground
Located near Gembrook in Melbourne’s East, Kurth Kiln is best known for its iconic kiln and the natural beauty of our Australian Bush.
Ship Rock Falls: Ship Rock Falls – 300m return. Grade: easy From the Ship Rock picnic area a short walk from the car park will take you to the falls, where water tumbles over the weathered slabs of granite.
Gembrook Bushland Park: The giant mountain ash will dwarf you while strolling along the nature trail and is only a 10 min walk from Puffing Billy Station.
Station Masters Walk: Short walk along the Puffing Billy line in Station Street, offering stunning views of Gembrooks farmland and rolling hills.
Motorist Vintage Motor Museum: www.vintagefun.com.au Ph. 0411 465 098
Small private collection of vehicles from various periods. Open Wed-Sun.
Ryders Horse Riding Tours: www.rydershorseriding.com.au Ph. 0408 370 235
Enjoy the peace and quiet of the bush as you ride through Bunyip State Park.
Australian Rainbow Trout Farm: Macclesfield. www.fishfarm.com.au Ph. (03) 5968 4711
Try your luck and skill in the lightly stocked lake, or just enjoy a leisurely day around the banks of the lake.
Emerald Lake: www.emeraldlakepark.com.au
The park offers a range of activities including picnics, walking trails, paddleboats and fishing.
Emerald Lake Model Railway: www.facebook.com/EmeraldLakeModelRailway/reviews
The largest HO model railway in the Southern Hemisphere. Ph (03) 5968 3455
Silverwood Farm Antiques: www.silverwoodfarm.com.au Ph (03) 5968 1947
Beautiful antiques and collectables for every room in your home.
Gembrook Market: www.gembrookmarket.com.au
Features local arts and crafts and promotes sustainable living. Free Entry. 4th Sunday of every month.
Cockatoo Country Market: First Saturday of every month. 9am – 2pm.
Emerald Market: Third Sunday of every month. 9am – 3pm.
The Independent: www.theindependentgembrook.com.au
Named one of Australia’s top Restaurants, 2015 – Financial review.
Argentinian dining hall/bar/beer garden – only a short walk from the cottages.
Bookings Essential. (03) 5968 1110
Forest Edge: www.wedding-reception-venue.com.au
Forest Edge is an award winning wedding venue and Restaurant in the Dandenong Ranges, just 3km from Gembrook Cottages, offering fine dining and beautiful views.
Woodfired Pizzas are also offered Thursday and Sunday nights.
Bookings Essential. (03) 5967 7007
Peppermint Ridge Farm: www.peppermintridgefarm.com.au
Peppermint Ridge Farm showcases Australian native foods and is located Tynong North 15-20 mins from Gembrook.
Bookings Essential: (03) 5942 8580
Woodstock Cafe Bar and Restaurant:
Woodstock Cafe Bar and Restaurant is located in Cockatoo and offers delightful and spicy Indian Cuisine.
Ph: (03) 5968 8724
Elevation at Emerald: www.elevationemerald.com.au
Elevation is the newest venue in casual dining overlooking the green hills of Emerald.
Ph: (03) 5968 2911
Paradise Valley Hotel: www.paradisevalleyhotel.com.au
Emerald Ph: 5968 4037
Within walking distance from Gembrook Cottages
Spencers Store: Cafe Ph: (03) 5968 1715
Gembrook Bakery: Ph: (03) 5968 1144
Station House Pizza: (03) 5968 1315
Main Street Fish and Chips: (03) 5968 1889
Paternoster Wines: www.paternosterwines.com.au
Paternoster wines is open for cellar door on weekends 12 – 5pm and is only 10 mins from Gembrook
Ph: 5968 3197
Jinks Creek Winery: www.jinkscreekwinery.com.au
Jinks Creek Winery is situated on the edge of the Bunyip State Park and Black Snake Ranges. A refurbished 100 year old wood shed has been renovated to house a restaurant, art gallery and cellar door. Open Sundays for wood fired pizzas and wine tasting. Approx. 20 mins from Gembrook.
Bookings Essential Ph. (03) 5629 8502
Gembrook Hill Yarra Valley: www.gembrookhill.com.au
By appointment or cellar door online.
Ph: (03) 5968 1622
Wineries further afield
Emersleigh Estate: Ph 5968 4613 www.emersleigh-estate
Yarra Ranges Estate: Ph 9753 0633 www.yarrarangesestate.com.au
Five Oaks Winery: Ph 5964 3704 www.fiveoaks.com.au
Seville Estate: Ph 5964 2622 www.sevilleestate.com.au
Brumfield Winery: Ph 5961 9081 www.brumfield.com.au
Elmswood Estate: Ph 5964 3013 www.elmswoodestate.com.au
For Wineries into the Yarra Valley, 40 min away Visit www.wineyarravalley.com and what goes best with wine:
Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery, Yarra Glen. www.yvci.com.au