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. 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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  • August 15, 2017
    The Botanic gardens are a delight even if visited in mid winter as we did. The indoor floral displays are a reminder that spring is on the way. The walk down the Prime Ministerial pathway prompts memo...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    All those involved in making this as beautiful and as spectacular as it is should be very proud. A stunninf place to visit.  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    Lake Wendouree has something for everyone. It is an easy 6km walk or bike ride and has clearly marked distance markers every 500m to keep you on track. Couple of good playgrounds scattered around the ...  more »

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