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“Ballarat's Iconic Lake”
Review of Lake Wendouree

Lake Wendouree
Ranked #3 of 74 things to do in Ballarat
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Lake Wendouree, part of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens, is an artifically created and maintained shallow urban lake.
Melbourne, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Ballarat's Iconic Lake”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

During the drought 'Walking the Lake' just wasn't the same. Thankfully The Lake is now filled to overflowing and the sun now shines on the water creating a brilliant expanse of sparkling jewells dancing across the lake. The vast array of water birds are back and enjoying building their families once more. Residents of Ballarat use the walking track to catch up with friends, chatting while walking the track, proving a one hour break from work.

Visited January 2013
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Melbourne
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Lovely”
Reviewed January 8, 2013

Pop on your runners and walk around... lovely. Recommend visiting during Melb Cup weekend as they have Springfest - festival around the whole lake (stalls, entertainment, vintage car displays). A fantastic day out.

Visited November 2012
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Western Australia
Level 6 Contributor
117 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Amazing little oasis in th middle of town”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

Great to have a drive around this lake as it was really pretty & lush even in the heat of summer. A great place to stop for a picnic or even walk aound & all the homes surrounding it were spectacular & very interesting to look at.

Visited January 2013
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Pakenham, Victoria, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A great way to unwind”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

Loved the walk around the lake. Easy walking track meanders around the lake and garden. Lots of birdlife.

Visited January 2013
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Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Do the Walk”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

This is great make time at least once whist you are in Ballarat to walk the lake , dont worry about the weather , it'll change .

Visited December 2012
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