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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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Love the wild bird life here

When my children were much younger, we used to go and feed the swans there. Lots of different wild... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Hwa W
Great experience

My wife and I walked around the lake about 6km, great walking track and plenty of water on the way... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
mntcm
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Gisborne, 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” (90 reviews)
“black swans” (53 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 2 days ago

When my children were much younger, we used to go and feed the swans there. Lots of different wild birds coming to this lake. Quiet and peaceful view with birds chasing each other to get bread..... and children’s laughter.

Thank Hwa W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My wife and I walked around the lake about 6km, great walking track and plenty of water on the way. Quiet and peaceful, lots of birds and there was a market as well.

Thank mntcm
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Loved spending my free Sunday at the lake. It’s always good for a stroll or ride and there are a couple of nice and quiet m, but also more busy places to relax and enjoy.

Thank BuvyLony
Reviewed 4 days ago

One of the best 'small' galleries around, especially wide ranging collection of Australian art set in a magnificent building. Highly recommended.

Thank Geoffrey C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Such a nice relaxing atmosphere with great playgrounds for children of all ages so many nice areas for a picnic or just to sit and relax

Thank oldmate_84
Reviewed 1 week ago

I haven't seen many prettier walks in Australia. The lake walk meanders, with green lawns on one side with established trees, and a great perspective to the local houses beyond. The lake too is interesting because of the teeming birdlife and little bridges and diversions...More

Thank K F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must if you are in Ballarat, especially if the weather is nice. Perfect for families, little ones will love the adventure park and seeing all the birds up close.

Thank kit_kat009
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Doc Blake, Miss Fisher, all and more shows bring a new kind of tourist to town Ballarat is a beautiful city, so full of history and heritage. The lake is glorious, a peaceful place to walk round, picnic by, view so much nearby. The magnificent...More

Thank flyawayfairy
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent lunch at the lake which was wonderful a great asset to Ballarat. Perfect place for a picnic or a run or just sit and enjoy the view.

Thank Dalema79
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My favourite place in Ballarat to relax and go for a run. Recommended for families and children, as well as for outdoor sport activities

Thank Bay0121
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Lucky4us13
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.
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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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