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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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What a lovely place for a walk

Gorgeous views - swans and their babies, boats, old rowing sheds, fabulous old and contemporary... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
via mobile
Family Friendly

Lake Wendouree has something for everyone, it is great for all ages and all abilities. good... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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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)
Ballarat Botanical Gardens, Ballarat, Victoria 3353, Australia
+61 3 5320 7444
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Gorgeous views - swans and their babies, boats, old rowing sheds, fabulous old and contemporary houses. Great places for coffee or a meal. Take the time to walk the perimeter of this beautiful lake

Thank Plastic_Biddy
Reviewed 3 days ago

Lake Wendouree has something for everyone, it is great for all ages and all abilities. good amenities and playground areas, and some wonderfully secluded spots it you are looking for a bit of peace and quiet. Lights at night would be a really good addition...More

Thank cookmydinner
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very aesthetically charming area of Ballarat. Lots of bird life and safe and spacious facilities for people, whether touring, walking, jogging or resting

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 6 days ago

We enjoyed a leasurely wLkalk around the lake. It was really good for photography with lots of reflections in the water. Recommended.

Thank Jeanne O
Reviewed 6 days ago

Walking around the lake is a treat. Wildlife including all kinds of birds and many different and interesting flora. It's an easy walk for anyone and would suit families with young kids or those who need assistance walking. I took my dog and he had...More

Thank oKylieo
Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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
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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.