This terrific made-made attraction is a stunning-14 acre oasis filled with lily pads. Walk through the ponds of the Blue Lotus Water Garden via wooden bridges taking in the attraction's lush greenery. The gardens are made up of both native and exotic (Giant Amazon) lilies.
At the front desk, pick up an eye spy sheet and see if you can tick off all the objects. This is a great activity to do with the kids.
There is a sweet little playground for children to stop by complete with a wee fairy garden to captivate young minds.
Pick up a rainbow umbrella to borrow for the day should you feel the need for a colourful rain or sun shade.
Rainbow umbrellas at the Blue Lotus Water Garden
Take a picnic and stop by one of the many under cover gazebos positioned by the water's edge otherwise there's a cafe on site to stop by for refreshments.
Shaded picnic spots throughout the gardens
Visit at the weekend and you might catch the storytelling Flower Fairy Queen.
The entry costs to the Blue Lotus Water Garden at Yarra Junction are $18 for adults and free for children.