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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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  • Beautiful relaxing picnic overlooking Lake Wendouree. Was very windy! Swans and lots of birds. Watch your step, lots of bird droppings. Opposite the Botanical gardens. They were preparing for the bego...  more »
  • Great place for picnics, walks, runs, sightseeing. Visit Botanical gardens, War memorial, feed the swans,visit the tram museum, buy an icecream. Relax under the trees. Plenty of parking. Excellently m...  more »
  • Walked about half of the lake on a very windy day, but thoroughly enjoyed it. Excellent walking track with nice diversions and plenty of toilets. Visited the prisoner of war memorial which was beautif...  more »