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. Work out when and for how long to visit Lake Wendouree and other Ballarat attractions using our handy Ballarat trip planner.
Lake Wendouree Reviews
What a lovely place and great walk all around. Lots of lovely places to eat overlooking the lake too. Could easily spend a day here. Lots of dogs to play with! more »
Bushfires in Victoria made for hazy day in Ballarat. Lake Wendouree a lovely place to visit, relax and enjoy the scenery. Lucy locals appear to relish the wonderful walk around lake circuit. more »
Nice place. Full of ducks. Would have given 5 stars if we'd seen Dr Blake there, but we didnt so its 4. Ducks are cute though.
We love coming here with our dog. A good hour and a half walk around the lake is enjoyed by us all.
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