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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

  • 1

    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 Pde 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 now 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
    7

    Day 1

    Stay at Lake Wendouree Luxury Apartments

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

    The mid-century Grove St apartments are beautifully renovated with all of the luxuries you require, while the Webster St 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 are feeling confident, hire a board and explore the lake's waters solo.

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    Wendouree Parade, Lake Wendouree VIC 3350Get directions

    10

    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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