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Lake Wendouree

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Ballarat Botanical Gardens, Ballarat, Victoria 3353, Australia
+61 3 5320 7444
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Excellent walk

Take the time to walk around the lake with many locals. Great views and historic place where the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Diane W
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Adelaide, Australia
Wonderful winter walk

Beautifully maintained gardens, playgrounds and attractions around the lake. Lots of bird life... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
AnnieMMcD
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Melbourne, Australia
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Lake Wendouree, part of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens, is an artifically created and maintained shallow urban lake.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good34%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bird life” (101 reviews)
“black swans” (61 reviews)
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Ballarat Botanical Gardens, Ballarat, Victoria 3353, Australia
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+61 3 5320 7444
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Take the time to walk around the lake with many locals. Great views and historic place where the 1956 Olympic rowing took place.

Thank Diane W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautifully maintained gardens, playgrounds and attractions around the lake. Lots of bird life. Wonderful walk.

Thank AnnieMMcD
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Reviewed 1 week ago

now it is winter in AUS so it is rainy and wet but when the sun is out this is a really nice walk. trail goes around the lake, 6 - 7 km walk. lots of people use this as a running area, dog walking,...More

Thank FinlayBeaton
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a beautiful lake. Nothing like experiencing it in Summer on a beautiful day, but I particularly like those cold wintry days. Bracing!! Always worth a visit

Thank Ken V
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can take a bicycle ride along the lake or walking with your friends and family .even though it is winter time .we still enjoy the beautiful lake .

Thank Wailee m
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's not the most spectacular lake, but it's quite a nice lake to walk around. There's a small outdoor monument to the 1956 Melbourne Olympics and lists the events that were held on the lake, and they offer free water bottle fillups every 500 metres...More

Thank jebskulker
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful park with so many different things to see. Whether it is the statues, the Prime Ministers walk, Australian P.O.W. Memorial, the Tram Museum, the 1956 Olympic events site, Cafe or the gardens themselves, there is something for everyone.

Thank BramptonTragics
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A log time since I as taken here to feed the swans ----- possibly 60 years or so. Since then I believe it has been empty and accidentally caught on fire. This time full and still as lovely as I remember!

Thank Z3688WGpam
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved walking around and seeing all the gardens had to offer. Extremely well maintained. Trees named and was great to see all the statues. Very educational as well as tranquil.

Thank Sally H
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

The Lake is a true drawcard of Ballarat. Enjoy a picnic, go for a fish, play on the playground or go for a run - there is plenty to be done here and the lake is always buzzing.

Thank Sam H
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Lucky4us13
26 June 2016|
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Response from Michael-4551 | Reviewed this property |
Contact Ballarat Tourist Information at the Town Hall (03) 5337 4337 they will be able to answer this and more info about what else you can do whilst you are in Ballarat - I found them very helpful when I was there in May.
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David R
23 July 2015|
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Response from The_Brew_Master364 | Reviewed this property |
If you mean the tennis centre in Sebastopol, it is approximately 5.5 kms from Lake Wendouree.
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