Lake Wendouree itinerary

Find out for yourself why Ballarat locals are drawn to the picturesque Lake Wendouree all year round.
2
Total Distance
13.00
Fitness Level
Moderate

Breakfast at The Lake View Hotel

Lake View Hotel

Situated on the edge of Lake Wendouree, The Lake View Hotel is...

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Ballarat Botanical Gardens

Ballarat Botanical Gardens

One of Australia’s most significant cool climate gardens, the...

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Lunch at Pipers by the Lake

Pipers By The Lake

Across the road from the Ballarat Botanical Gardens is the...

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Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial

Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial

Dedicated in 2004, this national memorial features the names of...

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Ballarat Tramway Museum

Ballarat Tramway Museum

The Ballarat Tramway Museum was formed to preserve the tramway...

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Dinner at the Boatshed Restaurant

Boatshed Restaurant – Lake Wendouree

A popular eatery by the lake for almost two decades, the Boatshed...

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Stay at Lake Wendouree Luxury Apartments

Lake Wendouree Luxury Apartments on Webster Street

The self-contained Lake Wendouree Luxury Apartments are ideal for...

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Breakfast at Racers

Racers

Start day two of your journey around Lake Wendouree with...

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SUP Ballarat

SUP Ballarat – Stand Up Paddleboarding

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

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Lunch at The Yacht Club

Ballarat Yacht Club

Soak up The Yacht Club's lakeside setting, fresh modern...

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Golden City Paddlesteamer

Golden City Paddle Steamer and Museum

The historic Golden City Paddlesteamer is the sole survivor of a...

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Day 1

Lake View Hotel
Ballarat Botanical Gardens
Pipers By The Lake
Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial
Ballarat Tramway Museum
Boatshed Restaurant – Lake Wendouree
Lake Wendouree Luxury Apartments on Webster Street

Day 2

Racers
SUP Ballarat – Stand Up Paddleboarding
Ballarat Yacht Club
Golden City Paddle Steamer and Museum

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.

22 Wendouree Parade, Lake Wendouree VIC 3350

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.

Wendouree Pde, Lake Wendouree

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!

403 Wendouree Parade, Lake Wendouree VIC 3350

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.

Corner Wendouree Parade and Carlton Street, Lake Wendouree VIC 3350

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.

Wendouree Parade, Lake Wendouree VIC 3350

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.

27 Wendouree Parade, Lake Wendouree VIC 3350

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.

128 Webster Street, Lake Wendouree VIC 3350

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?

2 Wendouree Pde, Lake Wendouree

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.

Wendouree Parade, Lake Wendouree VIC 3350

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.

18 Wendouree Parade, Lake Wendouree VIC 3350

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.

27 Wendouree Parade, Lake Wendouree VIC 3350

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