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Golden City Paddle Steamer and Museum Society INC

View the history of paddle boats, the digital photographic images and watch new and old videos of activities held on the lake at the Lake Wendouree Museum.

The museum and paddle boat are operated by the volunteers of the Golden City Paddler Steamer Museum Society Inc. The Museum is open each Sunday 10am to 3pm for showings like the Historic Lake Wendouree Photographic display. The museum can open at other times by request from the public, businesses or groups. Ph 0438 391 385.

Enjoy a cruise on the Golden City Paddle Boat (a replica of the original Golden City Paddle Steamer). Enjoy the beautiful views, and bird life and listen to the history of the lake and the original paddle steamer, while relaxing to the beat of the paddles.

Operating most Sundays during the period November to April (weather permitting). Current 2021 Cruise prices are adults $15, children five and over $5 and children under five are free.

For charter services of the boat for corporate or private cruises contact the society by phone.


27A Wendouree Parade, BALLARAT, VIC 3350Get directions

SUN: 10am - 3pm

The City of Ballarat acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land we live and work on, the Wadawurrung and Dja Dja Wurrung People, and recognises their continuing connection to the land and waterways. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging and extend this to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.