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Lake Wendouree

#3 of 74 things to do in Ballarat Features Animals
Ballarat Botanical Gardens, Ballarat, Victoria 3353, Australia
+61 3 5320 7444
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A fabulous 6km walk - views and wild life!

At around 15 minutes a kilometer, a one and a half hour walk to complete the lake circuit is a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jill C
Buninyong, Australia
Beautiful gardens, iconic line up of past Prime Ministers.

The Botanic gardens are a delight even if visited in mid winter as we did. The indoor floral... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Grafton, Australia
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Lake Wendouree, part of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens, is an artifically created and maintained shallow urban lake.
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  • Very good34%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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Ballarat Botanical Gardens, Ballarat, Victoria 3353, Australia
+61 3 5320 7444
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Reviewed 5 days ago

At around 15 minutes a kilometer, a one and a half hour walk to complete the lake circuit is a great family or friends activity.

Thank Jill C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Botanic gardens are a delight even if visited in mid winter as we did. The indoor floral displays are a reminder that spring is on the way. The walk down the Prime Ministerial pathway prompts memories of leaders good and bad allowing you to...More

Thank GraftonRiverguide
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All those involved in making this as beautiful and as spectacular as it is should be very proud. A stunninf place to visit.

Thank E29SQ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lake Wendouree has something for everyone. It is an easy 6km walk or bike ride and has clearly marked distance markers every 500m to keep you on track. Couple of good playgrounds scattered around the lake for those with young children. The gardens are impressive...More

Thank 699aileend
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful lake that is a must to visit, eateries around the lake include Racers Bar, Sails, Lake View Hotel, Boatshed and Pipers. It is an enjoyable 5.9km walk around the lake, plenty of parking and things to see

Thank dsarn0ld
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited in Winter and can only imagine how beautiful this place would be in Summer and Autumn. The lake has a 6km path surrounding it that allows you to walk, run or ride around it. There are plenty of areas for picnics and facilities...More

Thank leticia1961
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is great to either drive around or park the car & walk around, The gardens are lovely especially when the Begonia Festival is on.

Thank christinedrossinis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On my recent trip to Ballarat I went to the lake, its a very active but relaxing area. Driving around the lake there were many swans and cygnets crossing a very busy road. The locals are very aware and stop to let them have right...More

Thank Susan D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It s beautiful thought I went there in the wet day. It s dark but still beautiful. It s so cold during winter. Botanic garden is also near the lake. I would try to get an accomodation around there for my next visit!

Thank 10th
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I always recommend the Lake to visitors to Ballarat it is just one of those spots and I am up there at least once a week whether just for a walk or a look around. So I recommend you go and have a look around

Thank Basill_Mo
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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.