Last weekend I visited Lillydale Lake for the first time. As the name suggests, Lillydale lake is located in the town of Lillydale, about 45min from the CBD. Lillydale lake is a man-made lake, surrounded by wetlands and numerous walking tracks. I did the main track that loops around the lake.
Three things about Lillydale Lake surprised me. First surprise was the beauty and peacefulness of the place. I didn’t expect it to be that pretty but it was. The lake was a crystal blue colour, the golden hour sun radiating its beams onto the lakes surface, reflecting the sky like a mirror. There were lots of hills, open grassy areas, a man made beach, a harbor, and numerous fishing areas. It was quite the little paradise.The second surprise was the size of the lake. It was bigger than I what I had in mind. The lake is 28 hectares, and sits within a 100 hectare land. That is huge! A mere photo could not capture the size of the beautiful landscape, so I had to do a panorama of the lake by joining three photos together.
The third surprise was the amount of people there that day. Then again, that could have been attributed to the recent Pokemon craze. I would not have visited the lake had it not been home to a nest of Dratinis and Eevees. In the end, I am glad I visited. It’s not because I managed to catch a hell lot of Eevees and evolve one into a Jolteon, but because the place is truly beautiful. It is a great place for walks, for exercise, to clear your mind even. Due to the huge traffic of people, three food trunks found a heaven for business at the lake. There were baked potatoes, ice cream and a coffee/drinks truck.
- Great place for leisurely walks, or if you are more keen, for jogs too.
- Beautiful scenery: open grassy areas, a large lake, a playground, picnic areas, and food trucks on the weekend.
- Lots of Pokemon and poke-stops filled with lures 😛