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Lake Wendouree

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Lovely Lake

Lake Wendouree is so picturesque and pretty. Plenty of bird life. Great walking paths and great... read more

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Lovely for a stroll or cycle

With a 6k track stretching along the banks, wide enough to accomodate walkers, dogs and cyclists... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ballarat, Australia
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Lake Wendouree, part of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens, is an artifically created and maintained shallow urban lake.
Ballarat Botanical Gardens, Ballarat, Victoria 3353, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

Lake Wendouree is so picturesque and pretty. Plenty of bird life. Great walking paths and great cafes to break up the 6km walk if you wish.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

With a 6k track stretching along the banks, wide enough to accomodate walkers, dogs and cyclists this is a great place for a Summer morning stroll. Several places to eat within easy reach, with a couple overlooking the lake itself.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank V600OOdanielo
Reviewed 2 days ago

The heart of Ballarat. Lovely place to walk and relax. Paths are really well maintained, there are plenty of cafes to stop and have a coffee and to top it all off a food market too!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank camjan2018
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This lake is gorgeous, with swans and ducks, bridges over to little islands to wander around, a cafe, a bike/walking path all around and an amazing maze and castle like playground.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank WildflowerAdventures
Reviewed 2 days ago

The lake is truly beautiful with diverse flora and fauna to marvel at. It appeals to all young and old whether it be for a walk, run, cycle or a rest.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank FIL M
Reviewed 4 days ago

We arrived late afternoon when the lake was still, skies blue and no clouds. It truly was a serene moment as the late afternoon sun made the buildings glow a warm yellow. The water was a stunning blue and our walk was nice and easy....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Anne M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A beautiful spot, with spots to pull up and park to enjoy the views of the lake, watch the birds or the fisherman,the lake is stocked with trout.its a popular spot for getting physical, with people running or walking around the lake. The perfect spot...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Karen W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having grown up in Ballarat i have seen the Lake through many phases. Going for a ride around it after 5 years I was happy to see what a lovely job the council i presume has done. It was lovely. It wss in tip top...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MazzaGazza
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for a walk around the lake after dinner at Boatshed restaurant. Lovely! There are canoes you can hire. Wished we’d brought our bikes. There are black swans on the river which our kids enjoyed watching.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Vicki Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an easy walk around the lake for those that are relatively fit. Its not hard walking. There is some seating along the way to sit and soak up the views. There is also a few coffee shops and hotels along the way to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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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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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.