Blue Lotus Water Gardens in Yarra Junction Victoria is a 14 acre oasis with 3km of easy walking tracks, picnic areas, fairy garden, café and much more! The gardens are open from December to April to coincide with the flowering season.

The gardens contain many areas including Monet’s Lake, Louts Wetlands, Lotus Lake, and the Giant Amazon Waterlilies. There are smaller indoor buildings and pavilions with a range of flowers and plants to admire.

Take the time to sit and relax in one of the many rotundas or bring a picnic lunch to enjoy.


As of April 2019 the costs were:

Adult: $18

Child: 0-15 Free

Check the website for pricing for other ticket types (student, senior, companion).

Getting There

The gardens are located at 2628 Warburton HWY, Yarra Junction, Victoria 3797, Australia.

Easiest way to get to the gardens is via car but if you need Public Transport then catch the train (Lilydale Line) from Flinders Street Station to Lilydale. Then catch the bus (683 Chirnside Park – Warburton) from Lilydale Station to Yarra Junction. The gardens website has details on the nearest stop to the water gardens. Note, the train also departs from other Melbourne CBD stations, check the timetable for details.

The trip will take approximately 2 hours, but allow extra depending on the train times. Information on train and bus services can be found on the Public Transport Victoria website. This website can be hard to use if you don’t already know exactly what stations/stops you need so if needed just call them on 1800 800 007. 

Tips for Visiting with Children

The gardens website has a great list of things to consider when planning your trip. Many Journeys Blog tips are:

Check the opening hours! They are only open December to April with opening and closing dates communicated on the website and social media
Bring sun protection as much of the gardens is exposed
Check the times for face painting and fairy story time if your children are interested
Bring a picnic to really relax and enjoy the gardens
Cafe has a good range of food and drinks if you can't be bothered packing a picnic
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