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Lake Esmond Botanical Park

233 Larter St, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
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Peaceful Lake

A quiet restful spot near the heart of Ballarat. Surrounded by water reeds it makes for a pleasant... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2018
Dianne H
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Sale, Australia
Are you kidding

This is a flooded old quarry. A small puddle. It is only worth going to for dog walks. Please don't... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2017
884geneg
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good51%
  • Average0%
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  • Terrible8%
Mar 26, 2018
“Peaceful Lake”
Sep 24, 2017
“Are you kidding ”
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233 Larter St, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

A quiet restful spot near the heart of Ballarat. Surrounded by water reeds it makes for a pleasant walk on flat ground. You can walk up an incline to be above the Lake and find the playground.

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Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

This is a flooded old quarry. A small puddle. It is only worth going to for dog walks. Please don't waste your time as a tourist.

1  Thank 884geneg
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Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

As a local I love going to lake esmond, weather it's for a walk, BBQ, playground or swim, it's got it all.

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Reviewed 25 September 2016

Very peaceful place hidden in the central of Golden Point suburb of Ballarat. Only local knows this spot. Not as big as Lake Wendouree, but you can definitely take your friends or family here for some fun. Great exercise spot too if you walk a...More

1  Thank KiviZhang
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Reviewed 19 May 2016

Great place to walk. Several levels and varied surfaces. Ballarat City has seriously improved the built infrastructure. Great place for visitors and locals. It is much larger then it appears from road frontage. great place to explore. Dogs are welcome on a lead.

1  Thank Barry N
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Reviewed 10 May 2016

Most locals dont even know about Lake esmond, so it is offten quiet and great for family and friends get together and picnic lunch. Not a large lake, but if want to get some exercise can do a couple of laps. There are a few...More

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Reviewed 31 March 2016

This is a great little spot in the suburbs. I would be cautious of snakes in the warmer months myself. however there is a great little playground for the kids. The ducks love the stale bread and it is easy to walk around .

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Reviewed 29 March 2016

We love Esmond - has a great flying fox and playground for the kids with BBQ facilities and walking tracks that go the length of the park. Fishing is an option but fairly slow in my outings for this purpose. BBQ facilities are typically well...More

1  Thank BBRJJ
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Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

This has recently been renovated/revamped and it's awesome!! Very cool playground for the kids, very natural, awesome flying fox! Only downfall is there is only one table under cover/near the bbqs, so it's kinda first in best dressed sometimes.

1  Thank Kirsty B
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Reviewed 8 March 2016

One of my favourite places to visit, great playground for the kids, good fishing and of course we grew up swimming in here.

Thank jacinta A
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