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Wendouree: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Ballarat Tramway Museum


Travel back in time with the Ballarat Tramway Museum. Take a ride in one of the 100 year old trams which provided Ballarat's public transport until 1971. The journey covers almost one and a half kilometres of original line through the beautiful Botanical Gardens situated on the western shores of the tranquil Lake Wendouree. The journey takes about 20 minutes.

The museum was formed to keep alive a tramway experience that has otherwise disappeared from the streets of Ballarat. It is run by one of a few purely volunteer groups in the world operating tramcars on a public road and over a section of original track.

At the depot the story of the Ballarat trams and its people is told through photographs, historic films and tramway memorabilia. The tramcar fleet and workshop can also be inspected. Guided tours can be arranged. Souvenir items may be purchased.

The collection includes Ballarat Horse Tram No. 1, dating from 1887 and two trams, under restoration, from the original Electric Supply Company of Victoria fleet. The running fleet includes nine tramcars which initially ran in Melbourne and arrived in Ballarat between 1930 and 1951, and four acquired directly from Melbourne by the Museum.




Wendouree Parade
Lake Wendouree, VIC, 3350

Located 1.6K from Wendouree

Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial


They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn at the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them.

With these few words from the poem, For the Fallen, by the English poet and writer Laurence Binyon, you are welcomed to the Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial. This unique memorial was opened on 6 February, 2004, to recognise and remember those Australians who became Prisoners of War during the wars of the twentieth century.

The Memorial symbolises that all Australian prisoners embarked to serve away from their homeland and acknowledges the hardship, deprivation, brutality, starvation and disease endured by prisoners of war during their capture and the scars many continued to endure upon their repatriation to Australia.

In these magnificent botanical gardens, the Memorial is a place of quiet reflection and a place to remember loved ones and to mourn those 8,600 prisoners of war that died in captivity and remain buried on foreign shores.




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

Located 1.7K from Wendouree

Ballarat General Cemeteries


The Ballarat Old Cemetery has over 30,000 interments and is rich in Ballarat's history commencing from the gold rush days. Enjoy a walk through the heritage trails of the people who made Ballarat or use your mobile phone for a commentary to guide you through the Anzac Walk.

The information centre houses a wealth of information. Included is a touch screen computer, enabling you to research your family history, as well as the impact of the early settlers of European and Chinese descent.

The cemetery includes a number of architectural features including the graves and monuments of the soldiers and diggers from the Eureka uprising of 1854.

Articles and research tools are available free of charge at the information centre but a donation box is available for those who wish to make a contribution to maintaining the cemetery services.

When leaving the Old Cemetery, travel to the New Cemetery just two kilometres away, where you can continue your research and grab a cuppa at the 'Forget Me Not Caf?'.

The Ballarat New Cemetery has many historical monuments and is set amongst magnificent botanic gardens which includes over 2,600 roses in bloom from November to June.




Macarthur street
Ballarat, VIC, 3350

Located 1.9K from Wendouree

Studio g.a.s. Ballarat


Studio g.a.s. Ballarat is an amazingly unique on-trend fashion store offering an eclectic and quirky mix of gifts, apparel, shoes and accessories.

Whilst shopping dare to indulge in the delicious selection of fine teas, coffees and yummy sweet treats (including soy and gluten free) that the cafe has to offer - perfect for morning or afternoon tea.

Studio g.a.s Ballarat is easily found, directly opposite Bunnings Warehouse on Creswick Road.




207a Creswick Road
Ballarat, VIC, 3350

Located 2.3K from Wendouree

Wendouree: Events

The Don Huntley Memorial Piano Recital


The Don Huntley Memorial Piano Recital is the most prestigious annual piano event in Ballarat.

Some of Australia's finest pianists have performed here including Ronald Farren-Price, Gerard Willems, Kristian Chong, Stephanie MacCallum and Stefan Cassomenos.

In 2017 distinguished pianist Caroline Almonte will perform Chopin, Liszt and Schubert. The recital is followed by a champagne supper with the guest artist.


Event Dates
2017
      13th May


Howitt Street
Wendouree, VIC, 3355

Located 0.5K from Wendouree

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds


The tour starts on Friday 13th January in Hobart, and then the first mainland show is a special outdoor performance on the banks of Lake Wendouree in Ballarat on Sunday January 15th, which will see both Warren Ellis and Nick Cave returning to the area of regional Victoria they grew up in.

From there the band plays signature venues in all the major cities across Australia and New Zealand with two dates scheduled for both Sydney and Melbourne.


Event Dates
2017
      15th Jan


Wendouree Parade,
Ballarat, VIC, 3350

Located 0.8K from Wendouree

Ballarat Begonia Festival


Regional Victoria's largest flower festival, the Ballarat Begonia Festival, attracts more than 60,000 spectators annually.

Held on the Victorian Labour Day long weekend this three day event has something for everyone. Flowers, celebrity gardeners, markets, entertainment, kids' activities and a community parade.

Come along and join in the fun.


Event Dates
2017
      11th Mar
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      13th Mar


Gillies Street North,
PO Box 655
Wendouree, VIC, 3355

Located 1.5K from Wendouree

Organs of the Ballarat Goldfields Festival


Organs of the Ballarat Goldfields Inc. stages an annual ten day summer festival of Classical music in the historic buildings and locations in Ballarat, whilst showcasing the region's heritage to visitors from many parts of Australia.

Leading Australian and international musicians present a wide ranging program of fine music, during 24 different 60 minute recitals. Supporters can also attend popular festival meals which are offered in unique venues.


Event Dates
2017
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Sturt Street
Ballarat, VIC, 3350

Located 2.0K from Wendouree

Ballarat Beer Festival


The Ballarat Beer festival is a family friendly festival filled with Australia's leading craft beer brewers, a great range of live bands, children's activities, many gourmet food trucks and craft beer master classes. Held at the City Oval, craft beer enthusiasts can sample over 150 different styles of beers and ciders from independently Australian owned craft brewers as well as some outstanding regional wines.

The 2017 Ballarat Beer Festival is held on the Saturday, January 21 and is preceded by a degustation dinner on the prior Friday night, which each course matched with beers or a cider, and is hosted by the inimitable Professor Pilsner, Pete Mitcham.


Event Dates
2017
      21st Jan


Sturt and Pleasant Streets
Ballarat, VIC, 3350

Located 2.3K from Wendouree

IRONMAN 70.3 Ballarat


IRONMAN 70.3 Ballarat offers athletes a chance to create their own legacy in Victoria's thriving event city.

Athletes will commemorate the fallen heroes of the past as they pass the iconic War Memorials throughout the 1.9 kilometre swim, 90 kilometre cycle, 21.1 kilometre run course.

The 1.9 kilometre swimming leg takes in the 1956 Olympic rowing course of Lake Wendouree, which this year will also host the World Masters Rowing Regatta in October. The two lap, 90 kilometre bike course is steeped in history, encompassing the majestic Avenue of Honour and Arch of Victory. The final leg of IRONMAN 70.3 Ballarat is a two lap, 21 kilometre run taking in the Steve Moneghetti Track, named after Ballarat's famous marathon Olympian.

This is an event to lock into the race calendar! Competitors have a chance to win one of 30 age group qualifying spots for the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship to be held in Chattanooga Tennessee USA during September 2017.

IRONMAN 70.3 Ballarat has the potential to be one of the best events in Australia, with an exciting new course, great destination, close proximity to Melbourne and a unique grassroots flavour.


Event Dates
2016
      11th Dec


Avenue of Honour
Ballarat central, VIC, 3350

Located 2.4K from Wendouree

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