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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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Lovely lake.

Please, don't visit Ballarat without a visit to the lake. One of the loveliest little lakes in... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sydney, Australia
via mobile
A relaxing walk with a variety of views

We decided to walk around the lake (approx. 6k) and saw such a great variety of birds, trees... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Garry M
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” (81 reviews)
“black swans” (54 reviews)
Ballarat Botanical Gardens, Ballarat, Victoria 3353, Australia
+61 3 5320 7444
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Please, don't visit Ballarat without a visit to the lake. One of the loveliest little lakes in Australia. Great spot to visit early in the morning, especially a Sunday morning. Beautiful...

Thank paulioc2014
Reviewed 4 days ago

We decided to walk around the lake (approx. 6k) and saw such a great variety of birds, trees, houses that overlook the lake - and lots of other people enjoying the same walk. It was just after Swan mating season - so lots of young...More

Thank Garry M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Watched the sunset here and it was beautiful. Also great for walking/running. Plenty of water fountains along the way. Lots of nature and gardens to see too.

Thank BiffTreehorn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A highlight in the OLYMPIC GAMES in 1956... The rowing for the games was held on this lake.. Even though only about one meter deep and man made it has held its own for a very long time... BLACK SWANS are a dominant feature... take...More

Thank Ornella M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great for a picnic or to have a leisurely stroll 3.71 km around the lake. Great for cycling as there is a track the entire distance around the lake.

Thank JenniC957
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for a run. Can get quite cold and windy, but very nice place for a run or walk. A must when u are in ballarat. Lots of good cafes around the lakeside. Check out Lakeview

Thank John01S
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Beautiful to sit by the lake and enjoy lunch It’s lovely seeing all the boats on the water and people using the walking track A favorite of mine when I’m visiting Ballarat

Thank chezy67
Reviewed 10 November 2017

its a very beautiful place with a few cafes around. you can easily have a 7 km of an enjoyable walk with a great view!

Thank Vitaliya H
Reviewed 8 November 2017

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.

Thank Charlie22828
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

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.

Thank Sussexpete
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26 June 2016|
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Response from Andrew H | Reviewed this property |
Sorry you have probably been and gone,, no not that I know bike hiring is not available, but it would be a great idea, sorry I didn't get back to you sooner.
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.