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Lake Wendouree, Ballarat

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#1 of 14 in Parks in Ballarat
Must see · Water Body · Wildlife Area
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As you circle Lake Wendouree along the tree-lined path, you'll pass by Ballarat’s beautiful botanical gardens, as well as playgrounds, picnic areas, and several cafes. An old electric tram gives short, scenic rides. Wildlife is in abundance, and you will see freshwater fish, birds, and small animals. Used for the 1956 Olympic rowing events, the lake now hosts various regattas. Crews in boats of various shapes and sizes practice on the water throughout the year. Should you wish to join them, there are boat tours and boat rental facilities along the shoreline. Work out when and for how long to visit Lake Wendouree and other Ballarat attractions using our handy Ballarat trip planner.
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  • Lovely lakeside with birdlife, boat sheds, Cafe, water fountain, jetty, rotund shelters.... would have been lovely to walk around except it was cold & wet.... 
    Lovely lakeside with birdlife, boat sheds, Cafe, water fountain, jetty, rotund shelters.... would have been lovely to walk around except it was cold & wet....  more »
  • This scenic lake is located in the heart of Ballarat. It is famous for being the venue for the rowing regatta for the 1956 Olympic Games, which makes Ballarat an Olympic city. Besides regular use for....  more
    This scenic lake is located in the heart of Ballarat. It is famous for being the venue for the rowing regatta for the 1956 Olympic Games, which makes Ballarat an Olympic city. Besides regular use for....  more »
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  • Best place to relax and have a lunch.
  • Such a beautiful, tranquil place. Thoroughly enjoyed walking around this lake. Definitely recommend!

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