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Lake Wendouree, Ballarat

#1 of 14 in Parks in Ballarat
Water Body · Wildlife Area
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.
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TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
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  • We so enjoyed our brisk walk around the lake - the paths and boardwalk are well maintained and the lake itself is beautiful.  more »
  • I came here and ended sitting on a park bench overlooking the water for over an hour. Such a calming place. Decent public toilets. There is a cafe, but only if you park at the right side of the lake.....  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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