Lake Wendouree is located close to the centre of Ballarat and covers an area of 238 hectares. Valued for a wide variety of aquatic recreation activities, over a third of the Lake is dedicated to natural habitat for flora and fauna. Preservation of this habitat supports a large number and diverse range of birdlife species.

For more information, download the Lake Wendouree Birds Guide.



The garden and fountain were installed in 1987 as part of the Rock Garden project with funding from Victoria's Sesquicentenary celebrations. The area was further developed in 1993 by the City of Ballarat with assistance provided by the Frank Pinkerton Estate and the Zonta Club of Ballarat.

For more information, download the Sensory Gardens Plant Species Guide.