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Lake Wendouree, Ballarat

#1 of 14 in Parks in Ballarat
Water Body · Wildlife Area
As you circle Lake Wendouree along the tree-lined path, you'll pass by Ballarat’s beautiful botanical gardens, as well as playgrounds, picnic areas, and several cafes. An old electric tram gives short, scenic rides. Wildlife is in abundance, and you will see freshwater fish, birds, and small animals. Used for the 1956 Olympic rowing events, the lake now hosts various regattas. Crews in boats of various shapes and sizes practice on the water throughout the year. Should you wish to join them, there are boat tours and boat rental facilities along the shoreline. Work out when and for how long to visit Lake Wendouree and other Ballarat attractions using our handy Ballarat trip planner.
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  • Lake wendouree offers a very different experience depending on the weather. My husband and I love to walk around the lake (6.2km - just under an hours brisk walk) and start and finish at one of the...  more »
  • A beautiful park and lake with lots of trees and picnic facilities. There are playground facilities for younger children and lots of open space so you can also find a nice quiet area also. We only...  more »
  • This is such a lovely spot I sometimes go just to walk the 6km around it. Very flat but veeerryy picturesque and well looked after. So many birds lol. Sometimes go on the swings cause swings dont...  more »
  • Nice place. Full of ducks. Would have given 5 stars if we'd seen Dr Blake there, but we didnt so its 4. Ducks are cute though.
  • We love coming here with our dog. A good hour and a half walk around the lake is enjoyed by us all.
  • Great place for family time. BBQ areas come in handy.
  • Amazing very high end classy place beautiful plants trees and animals surrounded by big mansions and blue skies great weather amazing walkway good place to hang out with friends and family and no rubbish people very nice friendly people everywhere.
  • A beautiful spot for a walk, lots a great views to be had of the local bird life and historic buildings. There is a walking track right around the lake, which you can also ride a bike along to. Lots of places to stop and take in the views and capture some great moments. There are several playground around the lake with the main one on the west side near the Botanical Gardens. There are also old tram rides and paddle boat rides at certain time of the year. Small boats and fishing are also allowed on the lake. A great place to visit for the day.

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