Jells Park

Jells Park

Address: Ferntree Gully Rd, Wheelers Hill, Victoria 3150

Freecall:  131 963  

Email: info@parks.vic.gov.au
Web: parkweb.vic.gov.au/explore/parks/dandenong-valley-parklands/things-to-do/lake-area

Jells Park is nestled in the Dandenong Creek Valley, Wheelers Hill, away from the hustle and bustle of urban life. The park attracts over 900,000 visitors a year, with over nine kilometres of paths and trails, 127 hectares of wide open paces and enough picnic areas for everyone to enjoy.
Trails and paths

The main Dandenong Creek Trail runs north-south through Jells Park, linking the Eastlink Track, Scotchmans Creek pathway and the Knox bike track (near Nortons Park). All paths are multi-use so you can take your choice of cycling, jogging, or simply strolling.

The conservation trail meanders around the eastern side of Jells Lake. As you pass through the wetlands and billabongs on this trail take a look at the variety of native bird life such as the Purple Swamphen, the White-faced Heron and everyone's favourite, the Pelican.
BBQ's, picnics and playgrounds

Jells Park has many barbecue and picnic areas. Relax under the shade of the Pines, enjoy the lake views at the Elms, or watch the children enjoying the playground at Stringybark or Yabbie Hill. Please remember to take home all your rubbish for sorting and recycling.

Jells Lake
Jells Lake is a beautiful man-made feature with a variable water level that flows from the Dandenong Creek. No boating or canoeing is allowed. Fishing in Jells Lake is permitted only from the two larger jetties. A valid Recreational Fishing Licence is required. No fishing is allowed within the conservation area.

Before you go
Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website.

Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.

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Local directions

Vehicle access is available from Ferntree Gully Road (Melway 72 A10) or Waverley Road (Melway 71 J5). Pedestrian access along Dandenong Creek path from Nortons Lane and Scotchmans Creek trail Waverley Bus 754 and 1753 from Glen Waverley.

Facilities

  • Picnic area
  • Public toilet
  • Sheltered area

Activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Cycling
  • Self guided

How to get here

Melbourne