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Lake Wendouree, Ballarat
(4.8/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web)
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. A visit to Lake Wendouree represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Ballarat vacation trip planner to plot your vacation.
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  • We are walkers and really enjoyed the 6km walk around this scenic lake. It is right next to the Botanical Gardens which is also a must. 
  • Lovely walk along the patched foreshore of the lake and the lunch at Pipers. Great cod and a glass of wine. The restaurant was clean, tidy, great service and excellent food. 
  • Very relaxing spot for the family the kids loved the playground and feeding the swans it was so beautiful