Emerald to Cockatoo Walk

2 h to 3 h
45 min to 1 h 30 min

6.8 km

↑ 99 m
↓ -248 m

Moderate track
Starting near the car park next to the Emerald Tourist Railway Board on Kilvington Drive, Emerald, this walk leads to Cockatoo following roughly along the Puffing Billy train track. The walk starts in Emerald, taking in the magnificent Nobilius Gardens and Emerald Lake Park, then heads through the towering gums of Wrights Forest before descending gently to Cockatoo. Emerald Lake Park is a popular destination for a picnic, with a playground, cafe and toilet facilities. The walk is on a flat track and is ideal for families with children, prams, cyclists, and dog walkers. Distinct yellow arrows mark the track, making it easy to follow. The trail crosses over the road at times, and you can see farms with horses and alpacas. The trail finishes by the Puffing Billy Station, where there's a small playground, picnic areas and good eating spots. If you go on a weekend or a school holiday, you can catch the Puffing Billy back from Cockatoo. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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