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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  • 1 time at the lake and loved it. It was so cute watching the ducks race for the food and and feeding the ducks and playing on the playground.  more »
  • This lake is a man-made thing of beauty. There are plenty of walks on either side of the road and a huge selection of birds. The whole area is a joy to relax in.  more »
  • Walk,run or cycle, but just get around Lake Wendouree if you visit Ballarat. It's a flat 6k loop, well lit, with drink and toilet stops regularly placed, and a walk around is a daily activity for many...  more »
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  • Love this place...!!! I go here to Walk . Run . Ride. Kayak. Fish. Picnic. And I Bring friends and family here all the time. In fact I am here almost everyday and all year round so my may even see me there enjoying the lake either by myself or with one of my friends or family. If you see me stop and say hello .. Its a great place to come and relax in the beautiful surrounding's. The best place :)
  • Nice views and relaxing atmosphere
  • Beautiful lake enty of birds and historic boat sheds

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