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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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Despite its rich history as a gold rush boomtown, Ballarat offers some of the most affordable rooms in the area. The city features a number of good-value hotels with air-conditioned suites and loads of modern amenities. Another affordable option, the area's motels often provide conveniences like barbecue facilities, secure off-street parking, and complimentary Wi-Fi. If you need more space and privacy, consider booking one of Ballarat's rental properties, which include luxury apartments, spacious townhouses, and self-contained villas.
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  • Lake wendouree is pretty close to Ballarat CBD and its a great place to have a walk or burn your calories in warmer days!  more »
  • On a recent holiday to Ballarat we decided to start the day with a walk around Lake Wendouree. There is a great walking track right around the lake, six kilometres in distance. It is a very pretty wal...  more »
  • A well laid out attractive park and lake. Viewing points, Wetland walks and varied bird life. Magnificent in its Autumn glory with a delightful cafe with water views. A must to visit.  more »