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Lake Ballard

Shenton Street, Menzies, Western Australia 6436, Australia
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There a fifty-one metal figures that form the instillation on this salt lake. It is nothing short... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Mike C
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Horsham, Australia
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Most of the reviews are in the AMAZING Category. Yes, maybe the art works are, I personally found... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
HenReeTess
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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Shenton Street, Menzies, Western Australia 6436, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There a fifty-one metal figures that form the instillation on this salt lake. It is nothing short of fantastic although to walk around all of them would take a long time. Nothing else like it.

Thank Mike C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Most of the reviews are in the AMAZING Category. Yes, maybe the art works are, I personally found the ability to walk on the Salt Lake the most amazing, and am so glad I did the 102km round trip to see what I have seen...More

Thank HenReeTess
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Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

The sculptors are amazing , the walk on the walk lake amazing , scenery amazing ... just be sure to go early in morning because it gets hot out there.

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Reviewed February 21, 2018

Lake Ballard isn't easy to get to, its a long way from anywhere but it's a must see for anyone interested in Art installations. The 52 Antony Gormley sculptures are spaced around the dried bed of the Lake and the combination of red earth, blue...More

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Reviewed February 5, 2018

We have seen Gormleys work in Liverpool, The Angel of the North and in Singapore and finally Lake Ballard and whoah what a place First, it is a LONG way from anywhere, i think about 500Klms from Perth and about 200 from Kalgoorlie, so if...More

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Reviewed December 20, 2017

The figures and their arrangement, disappearing into the heat haze, are amazing, perhaps mostly because of the emptiness and silence. This sounds a bit pretentious but it's almost as though they give you a reason to stand, observe, and listen in the utter silence, broken...More

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Reviewed December 20, 2017

I had time to kill so headed out for an afternoon - 2 hours each way on good roads (even the 28km of dirt road near the lake is fairly good). Camping overnight is probably better if you can handle the flies. The lake is...More

Thank mrdom
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Reviewed December 7, 2017

Totally worth the trip there for an overnight camp. Best time to experience the sculptures and photography would during sunrise and sunset, so definitely need to stay a night. There is a basic toilet at site. Perhaps because I visited during Nov, the amount of...More

Thank Rodney M
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Reviewed December 2, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful spot to camp with drop toilets. You need to be completely self sufficient to camp here. Bring your own water and food. The light is beautiful in the sunset/sunrise/evening for photography.

Thank Michael S
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Reviewed October 12, 2017

When I drove for a couple of hours to visit the Angel of The North, one of Antony Gormley's amazing works in the UK I thought I'd done well. This time it was a 1600 km round trip and well worth the driving! We arrived...More

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NigelBN
August 19, 2017|
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Response from Fiona M | Reviewed this property |
We drove to Lake Ballard in a 2 WD car , road is orange gravel & was easy drive. Also depends how wet the road is from rain fall. Locals very good at advising on road conditions.
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Christina R
April 2, 2017|
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Response from shelldjack | Reviewed this property |
My daughter has taken her dogs out there without a drama. Not sure about camping with them though, best to check with Kalgoorlie Touriat Authority.
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mamabish
April 12, 2016|
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Only walking between the sculptures.
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