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Lake Ballard

Shenton Street, Menzies, Western Australia 6436, Australia
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Great scenery with an amazing art exhibition thrown in

Stayed at Menzies at the caravan for 2 nights. Spent a couple of hours walking around the figures... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2017
Aix-les-Bains, France

this should be on everyone's bucket list, an amazing piece of art work - well worth the drive from... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2017
Steve S
Busselton, Australia
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Shenton Street, Menzies, Western Australia 6436, Australia
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Reviewed 16 June 2017

Stayed at Menzies at the caravan for 2 nights. Spent a couple of hours walking around the figures and taking photos . The drive out to Ballard lake was also interesting. If you are set up to rough can also take your caravan and stay...More

Thank paulene406
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

this should be on everyone's bucket list, an amazing piece of art work - well worth the drive from Menzies

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 30 April 2017

We were in Kalgoorlie on Good Friday & EVERYTHING was shut, so we went to Lake Ballard and we are so glad it did. It was an easy drive (we just have a sedan). Only last half from Menzies was gravel, but good condition. Because...More

3  Thank rjane15
Reviewed 24 April 2017

What an absolute lovely place to visit .. can get a little slippery around some art forms and some are out in the water .. but was well worth fighting the flies to see the art formations .. make sure you have a fly net...More

Thank Shemar68
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Very interesting to see the Sculptures and walk around them Can be muddy underfoot depending on recent rain fall Bring plenty water to drink and sunscreen

Thank Fiona M
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Needed to see. 2.5hrs out of Kalgoorlie on mostly good road. Free bush camping n edge of lake. Massive lake with 51of these interesting people sculptures. Recent rains meant lake was muddy. Best no shoes. Viewed about a dozen or so in an hour and...More

1  Thank Woollysheeep
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Lake Ballard is a must see when you visit Kalgoorlie. It is only a few hours easy drive out of Kalgoorlie via Menzies. Menzies is worth a walk around as well as it also has brilliant statues that depict e history of the town. Lake...More

Thank shelldjack
Reviewed 23 November 2016

We really lucked out when we decided to take a tour out to Lake Ballard from Kalgoorlie with Baz from "Big Sky Red Earth Adventures". An extraordinary experience seeing the Antony Gormley sculptures dotted across the salt with red tracks made by footprints leading from...More

Thank GrantEd256
Reviewed 12 November 2016

We took the detour to Menzies and Lake Ballard a few weeks ago as part of our drive around Australia and we were very happy we did. Looking for way out of the way experiences and travel, this certainly fit the bill as there is...More

1  Thank JGDynamo
Reviewed 26 October 2016

White occupation of the Menzies area dates back about 100 years with the main activity being centred around the Railway line and Mining. Transportation has changed from rail to mainly road and so the local town is struggling to attract business. The statues at Lake...More

Thank SalterPtPaul2016
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Christina R
2 April 2017|
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Response from shelldjack | Reviewed this property |
My daughter has taken her dogs out there without a drama. Not sure about camping with them though, best to check with Kalgoorlie Touriat Authority.
12 April 2016|
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Response from Heather C |
Only walking between the sculptures.
22 September 2015|
Response from Lydia G |
"You can freely camp at Lake Ballard but only in the designated camping area..." ... //lakeballard visitor-information/ camping-lake-ballard/ We're looking to go this Christmas break, so in my research I found this info.