We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Lake Wendouree

Features Animals
Review Highlights
A birdwatchers paradise

My significant other saw in excess of forty species in a little over an hour and a half. So many... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Melbourne, Australia
via mobile
Fantastic day

1st day of summer what a pearler of a day this track is great for getting the kids out on the way... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Canberra, Australia
via mobile
Read all 948 reviews
All photos (320)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good34%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“bird life”(107 reviews)
“black swans”(66 reviews)
Lake Wendouree, part of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens, is an artifically created and maintained shallow urban lake.
Ballarat Botanical Gardens, Ballarat, Victoria 3353, Australia
+61 3 5320 7444
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Ballarat
from USD 29.30
More Info
from USD 25.70
More Info
from USD 650.00
More Info
Reviews (948)
Filter reviews
928 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews bird life black swans botanical gardens walking track yacht club water birds bike ride adventure playground lovely walk lovely spot leisurely walk great playground sunny day across the road war memorial walk around visiting ballarat
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 928 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My significant other saw in excess of forty species in a little over an hour and a half. So many bird friendly hides (natural and reclaimed) to sit and wait for them to appear.

Thank teeay65
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

1st day of summer what a pearler of a day this track is great for getting the kids out on the way to the park seen some swans along the way amazing views

Thank dwaynes516
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We only visited a tiny spot along Lake Wendouree. This place has an incredible claiming ambiance, we could have sat there for hours watching the bird life. We were lucky enough to see many baby cygnets following their mum ( or dad!). Lake Wendouree is...More

Thank 531lynnem
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Huge range of stalls. What a relaxing and beautiful location. Free tram rides were on offer. Plenty of fun for children and stalls for the mature beings

Thank sangas2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wanted to see dawn break over the lake, (photographers are weird) so, with a couple of friends, we arrived and watched the bird-life, mostly water fowl, (I was told they were water fowl). Very cold, the wind coming off the water was chilly, but...More

Thank Norman M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Lake is a mixture of events, history, walkers, runners, riders and with a 6k walk around it is a wonderful place to spend lots of time. Excellent eating places, watch the rowing or just sit and take in the wild life and beauty.

Thank peterwdowling
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove around the lake as it was raining. There would be so much to do on a nice day. We noticed all of the black swans just sitting around on the footpath and in the lake- simply amazing place

Thank kerrie290
Reviewed 4 November 2018

What can I say I live in Ballarat and lake Wenouree and gardens are a great place to go.Lots of things to do walking around the lake is very pleasant.

Thank paulinepike
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Wonderful place for family, kids luv the elaborate playground. Parents are rewarded with nice coffee n yummy ice cream 😊 great place

Thank I8991ASandreak
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

With so many nooks and crannies it takes time to walk around lake Wendouree. It took me longer than I thought it would . I had come to view the fantastic sculptures from the Biennale of Australian Art now on show along the pathway of...More

Thank 856ivanv
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 33 nearby hotels
The Ambassador Motor Inn Ballarat
68 reviews
1.47 km away
Lake Wendouree Luxury Apartments on Grove
45 reviews
1.61 km away
Avenue Motel
90 reviews
1.90 km away
Lake Inn Ballarat
137 reviews
1.95 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 364 nearby restaurants
Pipers by the Lake
404 reviews
.05 km away
Park Hotel Bistro
58 reviews
1.04 km away
Golden Up Chinese Restaurant
23 reviews
.88 km away
Arch View Cafe
20 reviews
1.06 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 112 nearby attractions
Ballarat Botanical Gardens
685 reviews
1.01 km away
Ballarat Tramway Museum
153 reviews
.52 km away
Lake Wendouree Adventure Playground
26 reviews
1.36 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
26 June 2016|
AnswerShow all 14 answers
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.
David R
23 July 2015|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
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.