About Emerald

Gem Of The Hills

Emerald is the perfect destination to enjoy a variety of nature based and fun activities with a plethora of walking and cycling tracks, Emerald Lake Park, cafes and the world famous Puffing Billy Railway.
Within a 1 hour drive from Melbourne you'll have the open spaces and clean air with all the conveniences of the city. A mixture of properties - old, modern & acreage, Emerald makes an excellent choice to settle for young and old.
Gold prospecting in the 1860's saw Emerald grow rapidly as a township. By the 1890's Emerald was made famous by Carl Nobelius, a nurseryman, where he established fruit trees to sell all over the world. His display garden remains open today known as Emerald Lake Park. In 1900 Emerald was linked to the main railway line- now commonly known as Puffing Billy Tourist Railway.