Blue Lotus Water Gardens is a lovely venue to stroll through during the day. The venue itself has an enormous range of flora, various types of water lilies and lotus flowers and tall trees to shade you during your walk. Additionally, the iconic mountains of Yarra Valley lie in the distance, adding to the awe-inspiring views.
Upon entrance, you'll immediately be amazed at the vastness of greenery to walk through. Each corner and each bridge seems like a photogenic spot, and then you realise the entire walk will provide you with this feeling.
There are also some flowers housed indoors in greenhouses as pictured. Here you will find varieties of lilies ranging from white, to pink and purple with their respective titles. You can see them up close and admire each flower's unique beauty.
The place also seems like a perfect place to either sit by one of the benches or under one of the gazebos for lunch. Pack an easy lunch or drop by the cafe, where they serve ice-cream and make some good milkshakes, good for a warm weather day!
You'll walk past many ponds and follow a track around the gardens, surrounded by flowers, trees and bushes. Take in the fresh air as you walk around on the many cute bridges scattered admist the plants. I found this a very nice touch, with the red colour from some of the bridges standing out from the green hues of the garden. You'll also find the gazebos and some shelters have a bit of a tropical atmosphere, with straw roofs.
There's also a boutique and nursery where you can shop for some lotus flowers and lilies for home. The gardens are not a full day activity, so you'll have plenty of other time to explore elsewhere in Yarra Valley and really make a day out of it!
Hurry, Blue Lotus Water Gardens is still open for its current season but will be closed after the 6th April. You still have time to visit whilst the lotuses are in season.
Where: 2628 Warburton Highway, Yarra Junction, Victoria
When: Weekends & Public Holidays: 10:30am - 5pm and Mon - Fr: 10:30am - 4pm
Cost: Adults $15, Senior Card Holders $12, Children 16 yrs and younger accompanied by full paying adult FREE