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Lake Wendouree

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Pleasant walking, great playground for the kids, tram ride, nice gardens, restaurant, War... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ballarat, Australia

peaceful and beautiful lake with lots of birds, walkers, runners, rowers. easy to get a nice spot... read more

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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

SLightly disappointing as all flower beds appeared to be roped off rather than open which made us feel a bit unwelcome. Fernery undergoing renovation so not open and green houses closed. Gardeners busy pruning the few flower beds in bloom. Nice stroll down Prime ministers...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Pleasant walking, great playground for the kids, tram ride, nice gardens, restaurant, War Memorial, fishing and swans and birdlife.

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

peaceful and beautiful lake with lots of birds, walkers, runners, rowers. easy to get a nice spot by yourself or socialise with others.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank mattriand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great area to go for an evening walk. Lots of tall trees with a well kept walking path. Nice areas to stop for a break.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 741iank
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I walked the garden space the other day and was just in awe of the beauty that has been captured in this space. I normally walk around the Lake but have not been in the garden space for awhile and thought it was a beautiful....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Susan B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful spot to just sit and watch the world go by. My son got to sail his remote control boat on the water; something he had been wanting to do for so long. Just sit on the grass and listen to the world. This...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank StephenOrmsby
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lake Wendouree is a great place for a picnic or bbq. The facilities are great. The playground is brilliant even a swing for wheelchairs. The botanical gardens are next to lake so a lovely stroll to see the many many prime ministers busts. Highly recommend...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Helen F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

II spent an evening walking around the lake; it was wonderful! Go there and have fun. Kids will love the place.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 133mariaangelam
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lake Wendouree is so picturesque and pretty. Plenty of bird life. Great walking paths and great cafes to break up the 6km walk if you wish.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tourist780515
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With a 6k track stretching along the banks, wide enough to accomodate walkers, dogs and cyclists this is a great place for a Summer morning stroll. Several places to eat within easy reach, with a couple overlooking the lake itself.

Date of experience: January 2019
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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.
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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.
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Fishing spot at Ballart (0 Replies)
Hi, any fishing spot or fishing charter to recommend at Ballart? Lake Wendouree?
June 30, 2014|
Melbourne, Australia
Parking in Ballarat (during Springfest) (3 Replies)
I'm coming up to Ballarat this coming Sunday (Nov 3) and meeting friends at 11am at the POW memorial on Lake Wendouree. Can someone tell me if there is much parking available in the area and if it is free? I don't mind walking a bit (say up to 0.5km) - Would prefer that to crawling along in the car on the off chance that someone may leave! Any suggestions?
October 28, 2013|
Response fromJetadventureguru|
No, the parking these is very limited especially during Springfest time. You would be best to park over near Victoria Park and walk over. Parking is free over there.
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10 days Melbourne Itinerary (17 Replies)
Hi, Our family (3 Adults and 2 kids-2 & 4 years old) will be visiting Melbourne from 16 Oct to 26 Oct, this is our first time to Melbourne. Still in the mist of planning my itinerary, would appreciate if the forum advisors can help to comment on the feasibility of our planned itinerary. By the way, will rent car from Airport. Day 1 - Friday ETA Mel 630AM Royal Botanic Garden Mornington ( drive there see see look look if have time) Shopping mainly for food Check in St Kilda...More
May 20, 2015|
Response fromLilAl|
With 2 kids, you've set up a very good itinerary. Hard to improve. If you go to Mornington, drive via Beach Road, round Port Philip Bay. You can come back on Eastlink (freeway). Suggest you allow plenty of time at Sovereign Hill, as there's lots for the kids. When you go to Yarra Valley, have lunch at Innocent Bystander, on the main road in the town. St Kilda is a good location as a base. Lots of activity. If you need some other entertainment for the kids, Melbourne Zoo is big,...More