Lake Wendouree, Ballarat

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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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  • We met friends here for a picnic, and although the swans, ducks and gulls wanted a free handout, it was a great time by all.  more »
  • Took a stroll around part of the lake it is a very peaceful place to walk for awhile. Would suggest a jacket if walk in late afternoon  more »
  • We went for a walk around the perimeter of the lake and it was very serene. There are views of mountains in the background as well. The ducks and swans swimming in the lake were also very cute. Love c...  more »
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  • What a tranquil lake. Beautiful in everyway nature can gift. Walking track is 6km so take comfy shoes. Most enjoyable scenic walk I've had in a long time. Drinking fountains along the walk too
  • A tranquil place water on one side & botanical gardens on the other , a definite gem
  • Very pretty and worth a visit, nice walk around the lake. Just beware of the flamingos, they are a tad sneaky around the lake.
  • Large lake with a beautiful surrounding promenade and birds at the central reserve. The tramway museum, yacht club, children's adventure park and gardens add to Ballarat's thriving lifeline
  • it's a beautiful lake , amazing scenery ... you can get a best coffee and enjoy it

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