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Lake Wendouree itinerary

Find out for yourself why Ballarat locals are drawn to the picturesque Lake Wendouree all year round.

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2-day Itinerary

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Total distance: 13 km

Fitness level : moderate

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DAY 1

1

Lake View Hotel

2

Ballarat Botanical Gardens

3

Pipers By The Lake

4

Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial

5

Ballarat Tramway Museum

6

Boatshed Restaurant – Lake Wendouree

7

Lake Wendouree Luxury Apartments on Webster Street

DAY 2

8

Racers

9

SUP Ballarat – Stand Up Paddleboarding

10

Ballarat Yacht Club

11

Golden City Paddle Steamer and Museum

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Day 1

Breakfast at The Lake View Hotel

Situated on the edge of Lake Wendouree, The Lake View Hotel is the last remaining hotel of 13 that once lined the lake's banks.

The menu is vast and you can take advantage of a variety of options, depending on your tastes.

CONTACT INFORMATION

22 Wendouree Parade, Lake Wendouree VIC 3350Get directions

2

Day 1

Ballarat Botanical Gardens

One of Australia’s most significant cool climate gardens, the Ballarat Botanical Gardens feature a remarkable collection of mature trees and marble statues set amongst colourful bedding displays.

Located on the western shore of Lake Wendouree, the gardens cover 40 hectares and are divided into four distinct zones.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Wendouree Pde, Lake WendoureeGet directions

3

Day 1

Lunch at Pipers by the Lake

Across the road from the Ballarat Botanical Gardens is the historic pavilion that is Pipers by the Lake.

Sit back and enjoy lunch on the deck whilst taking in the beauty of the lake's foreshore.

You might even spot a swan or two!

CONTACT INFORMATION

403 Wendouree Parade, Lake Wendouree VIC 3350Get directions

DAILY: 7am - 4pm
4

Day 1

Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial

Dedicated in 2004, this national memorial features the names of more than 36,000 Australian ex-POWs etched into a 130-metre long granite wall.

It acknowledges the pain and suffering that all Prisoners of War endured during their time in captivity, commemorates the thousands of mates left behind, and acknowledges the sacrifice of families during wartime.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Corner Wendouree Parade and Carlton Street, Lake Wendouree VIC 3350Get directions

5

Day 1

Ballarat Tramway Museum

The Ballarat Tramway Museum was formed to preserve the tramway experience that existed on the streets of Ballarat from 1887 to 1971.

Trams are operated along an original section of the Wendouree Parade track using authentic methods of operation.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Wendouree Parade, Lake Wendouree VIC 3350Get directions

SAT: 12pm - 5pm
SUN: 11am - 5pm
TUE: 11am - 5pm
6

Day 1

Dinner at the Boatshed Restaurant

A popular eatery by the lake for almost two decades, the Boatshed underwent a refurbishment and relaunch in late 2017.

The restaurant boasts a modern Australian menu, along with stunning views of Lake Wendouree.

CONTACT INFORMATION

27 Wendouree Parade, Lake Wendouree VIC 3350Get directions

MON: 7am - 6pm
TUE: 7am - 6pm
WED: 7am - 10pm
THU: 7am - 10pm
FRI: 7am - 10pm
SAT: 7am - 10pm
SUN: 7am - 6pm
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Day 1

Stay at Lake Wendouree Luxury Apartments

The self-contained Lake Wendouree Luxury Apartments are ideal for both couples and families.

The mid-century Grove Street apartments are beautifully renovated with all of the luxuries you require, while the Webster Street apartments are located on one of Ballarat’s most exclusive tree-lined streets.

CONTACT INFORMATION

128 Webster Street, Lake Wendouree VIC 3350Get directions

8

Day 2

Breakfast at Racers

Start day two of your journey around Lake Wendouree with breakfast at this revamped 1930s corner stop.

And who can resist an all-day breakfast menu?

CONTACT INFORMATION

2 Wendouree Pde, Lake WendoureeGet directions

Daily: 7am-6pm
9

Day 2

SUP Ballarat

Next up, give stand-up paddleboarding a go with SUP Ballarat.

For the beginners, choose from a group or one-on-one lesson. Or, if you're feeling confident, hire a board and explore the lake's waters solo.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Wendouree Parade, Lake Wendouree VIC 3350Get directions

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Day 2

Lunch at The Yacht Club

Soak up The Yacht Club's lakeside setting, fresh modern Australian cuisine, relaxed furnishings and an amazing deck on which to kick back and relax.

Take your pick from pizza, salads, seafood and much more.

CONTACT INFORMATION

18 Wendouree Parade, Lake Wendouree VIC 3350Get directions

SUN: 8am - 5pm
MON: 7am - 4pm
TUE: 7am - 4pm
WED: 7am - 4pm
THU: 7am - 4pm
FRI: 7am - 10pm
SAT: 7am - 5pm
11

Day 2

Golden City Paddlesteamer

The historic Golden City Paddlesteamer is the sole survivor of a fleet of pleasure craft that sailed Lake Wendouree from the 1860s.

Enjoy a 45-minute cruise most Sundays between 1pm and 5pm from November until April each year.

CONTACT INFORMATION

27 Wendouree Parade, Lake Wendouree VIC 3350Get directions

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