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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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  • Great playgrounds, beautiful nature walks, amazing running track, bird watching. There is something new to discover every corner. Toilets were ok.  more »
  • Lake Wendouree was the site of the Olympic Rowing in 1956 and since then developed into the nature heart of Ballarat that draws visitors back because of the variety of activity available. So while my ...  more »
  • Walked along part of this lake in afternoon with 5 year old son and husband. Lovely large play area for children (big wooden structure). Walked past the boat huts and up to the cannons. Lovely views a...  more »