Bookings at Emerald Lake Park

Emerald Lake Park has amphitheatres, 3 picnic shelters, a bandstand and many large open spaces for hire.

The park is a popular, picturesque setting for picnics, corporate events, performances, festivals, weddings and birthdays. We have a range of facilities to meet your needs.

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Located in the centre of the park, the Boatshed can accommodate up to 40 people and offers easy access to all facilities and activities. It offers views of the lake and Puffing Billy’s arrival.

Hire cost: $155 per day.

Set amongst the trees, the Lakeside shelter offers views across the lake. Suitable for groups up to 40 people, it is close to the carpark, outdoor pool, exercise equipment and playground.

Hire cost: $155 per day.

Located above the outdoor pool near the playground and exercise equipment, Poolside is centrally located and accommodates up to 40 people. It's a great place for family gatherings.

Hire cost: $155 per day.

The Bandstand is a paved and covered hexagonal space with a 6-metre diameter performance area. It is located between the outdoor pool and cafe.

There is seating around half of the space, power access and it is close to toilets. Areas on either side of the bandstand can be used as open backstage or ‘tech’ spaces.

Lake Treganowan is the backdrop to performances held here for audiences that sit on the natural amphitheatre landscape.

The bandstand hosts music performances, weddings and group gatherings.

Hire cost 

$313 (includes power and the 'audience' space) per day

$155 per day (shelter only for group gathering)

There are 3 amphitheatres (outdoor theatres) to hire.

Bunurong amphitheatre

Near Lake Nobelius, this 5-tiered grassed amphitheatre seats 150 people. It provides the possibility of ‘theatre in the round’ as it is near The Gums and Carl Stemp amphitheatres. It is secluded but in a convenient location, making it ideal for private parties.

Currently unavailable for hire

An open, 4-tiered amphitheatre with a seating capacity of 120. Overlooks Lake Nobelius.

Hire cost: $137 per day

The main amphitheatre and the largest, the Gus Ryberg seats 300 people. It is named after one of the original park rangers.

Located north of Lake Treganowan. Audiences enjoy a view of the lake during performances.

It has 7 grassed tiers and a paved arena, as well as power, water and easy access to toilets and barbecue facilities.

The amphitheatre is suitable for musical and drama performances, marriage ceremonies and cultural activities.

Currently unavailable for hire

The bandstand hosts music performances, weddings and group gatherings.

Hire cost: $313 (includes the 'audience' space)


Hold your event among the well-established exotic trees in the Arboretum. Located north-west of Lake Treganowan, this area is like a traditional established European garden. This area has a mix of sloped and flatter grounds, which suit picnics or unique performances. Amenities are a short walk towards the Lakeside carpark.

Hire costs for this space are determined by the amount of area you need.

If you’d like to book another area within Emerald Lake Park, talk to us. We can discuss which areas outside of our standard spaces might work best for your event or function. Contact us to discuss your event needs.

To book any of these spaces or to ask us about using another area in the park:


Phone: 1300 787 624 

Bookings must be finalised with full payment at least 2 weeks before the event date.

Complete the online booking enquiry form