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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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Perfect when its sunny

We were so lucky to arrive here on a perfect afternoon with the sun slowly setting. The ducks were... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Singapore_stunner
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Little India, Singapore
Day trip

While in Ballarat we went here for a drive was a fantastic place for lunch, great if you have kids... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
KevinTurvey73
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Cranbourne, Australia
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“black swans”(58 reviews)
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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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Ballarat Botanical Gardens, Ballarat, Victoria 3353, Australia
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+61 3 5320 7444
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were so lucky to arrive here on a perfect afternoon with the sun slowly setting. The ducks were so cute. Easy to walk around the whole lake!

Thank Singapore_stunner
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While in Ballarat we went here for a drive was a fantastic place for lunch, great if you have kids or want to keep fit,

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walking or jogging around Lake Wendouree is a popular local way to exercise in Ballarat. Well maintained 6km track is perfectly suitable for walkers of all ages - great for prams or kids on bikes too. There are several great playgrounds along the track for...More

Thank Terhiborg
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love the lake its great for picnic's or maybe a bbq ,its has many beutiful walking tracks you can do short walks or do a lap of the lake,very picturesque, great playgrounds for the kids ,also lots of bird life especially the swans.the weekend...More

Thank Helen H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent time enjoying a walk around part of this lake where the botanical garden is. The wild life are in abundance. We also enjoyed a coffee at the pavilion on the edge....a lovely location to visit for an hour or two...

Thank David H
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

nice & relaxing lakeside area & something for all ages.wonderful and spacious play area. So many birds to enjoy bird feeding by kids.Good place for exercise or jog or romantic place to have some privacy.we enjoyed our picnic here and many good restaurants are nearby.

1  Thank Drash T
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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

A fun place to visit. We’ve enjoyed a picnic and ice cream by the lake and took a tram ride here too. The swans are lovely- please don’t feed them.

1  Thank beckany
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Took the kids, they had fun playing on the playground, old tram close, quick ride, adults $5, kids $2. Nice outlook of the lake, walking track goes right round, heaps of kids riding bikes wanting to go round again, few chairs and tables for picnic,...More

1  Thank Jeff N
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

If you would like to dine there are few different restaurants around the lake varying prices, or just grab a coffee or ice cream. Around the entire lake is 6km with path all the way around made of gravel. Loads of people out enjoying the...More

1  Thank Dominique J
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Walked around the lake twice Lots of wild life The water is very clean the lake is well maintained Wonderful aminety for Ballarat

1  Thank Iceman202
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Lucky4us13
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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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.
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