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Lake Wendouree

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Lake Wendouree, part of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens, is an artifically created and maintained shallow urban lake.
Ballarat Botanical Gardens, Ballarat, Victoria 3353, Australia
+61 3 5320 7444
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited the lake and ended up walking the whole way round. What a lovely thing to do, very easy walk and great even to jog around.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Lesley B
Reviewed 3 days ago

you cna walk the lake, stroll through the gorgeous botanic gardens and then eat at the restaurant by the lake.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Voyager582973
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had a fish and chip lunch in the rotunda. The bird life around the lake was varied and appeared to be in great condition. The tram moving around the area looks really quaint and adds character to the location. We were able to hand feed...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank anthonyhQ9750XS
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for lunch/picnic and it was a lovely place to spend a few hours, the playground is ample for the children and the walk around the lake is so pretty, I would recommend visiting here when you are in Ballarat or even just...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nothing better than the 3 miles+ walk around the lake before breakfast or dinner and ending up at one of the restaurants in the Lake to recover! We are slowish walkers and it took us just about the hour to walk around and admire the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Backpackinggranny
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After finishing a 4 day work event, my little family joined me for an overnight stay just so I could walk around this lake! What a beautiful place to have in Ballarat. My 9 and 10yr old quite enjoyed the walk around with all the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 79Jenelle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I walked around this lake a few weeks ago after we had a stop over in Ballarat. What a beautiful, peaceful lake with lovely surroundings. Lots of ducks, black swans and pelicans along the shore. It is a good 6km walk right...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Michelle K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful view, plenty of spots for a picnic, playground, walking track and a little food stall. What more could you want. We’ll definitely be visiting again.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank KJosefine
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful day enhanced by well kept path around lake. Lots of bird life and plenty of area to park and just watch .

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Daisy129
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A Lake that still remains unaffected by too much commercial incursion, Lake Wendouree is largely promoted as a spot with a variety of home grown activities such as boating, restaurants and a good 6 km walk around as the main attraction. This keeps the old...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Steven P
April 8, 2019|
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Response from Richard B | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can, there are several spots that you can access the water from. Ballarat can be very windy so check the weather before going.
June 25, 2016|
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Response from Michael-4551 | Reviewed this property |
Contact Ballarat Tourist Information at the Town Hall (03) 5337 4337 they will be able to answer this and more info about what else you can do whilst you are in Ballarat - I found them very helpful when I was there in May.
David R
July 23, 2015|
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Response from The_Brew_Master364 | Reviewed this property |
If you mean the tennis centre in Sebastopol, it is approximately 5.5 kms from Lake Wendouree.