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Wendouree: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Blue Artz Gallery and Cafe


Blue Artz is an Art Gallery where exciting emerging artists can display their work.

At Blue Artz every artist is welcome to exhibit; whether a painter, sculpture, printmaker, photographer, a novice or a seasoned campaigner. As both gallery and function venue, special benefits can be offered to artists and a refreshing option for function organisers.

Showcase your talents in an edgy, contemporary and versatile venue perfect for functions, particularly cocktail events, intimate weddings or office parties. Blue Artz can provide in-house and outside catering options.

The light filled cafe is open to customers for morning and afternoon tea, light lunches and special functions (Monday to Friday 10:00am to 3:00pm).

Blue Artz Cafe is proud to serve StrEAT coffee.

StrEAT is a not-for-profit social enterprise that brings about social change by generating funds from the sale of their coffee to address areas of acute social need, such as homelessness.

100 per cent of coffee sale profit goes to helping those in need.






1039 Howitt Street
Wendouree, VIC, 3355

Located 0.4K from Wendouree

Adam Lindsay Gordon Cottage


Adam Lindsay Gordon Craft Cottage features selected local craft work by members of the Crafts Council of Ballarat located in the Ballarat Botanical Gardens near Lake Wendouree.

Craft work includes jewellery, painting, photography, woodwork, cards, textiles (knitting, sewing, crochet and felting) including scarves, hats, gloves, bags and embroidery. Inside the Cottage you will discover an extensive variety of local craft work of the highest quality.

The Australian poet, Adam Lindsay Gordon lived in this cottage. It was behind Craigs Hotel on Lydiard Street and it was from here that Gordon managed the hostelry. His only daughter died while he was in Ballarat and although a daredevil on a horse and an accomplished rider he led a tragic life. His poetry with its rolling rhythm survives him.

The cottage was moved to the Botanical gardens in the '30's and since the early '90's has been the home of the Crafts Council of Ballarat.




Ballarat Botanical Gardens,
Wendouree Parade
Lake Wendouree, VIC, 3350

Located 1.0K from Wendouree

Ballarat Tramway Museum


Enjoy Ballarat's Living History by travelling by tram with the Ballarat Tramway Museum.

History lives in Ballarat and in Wendouree Parade. Take a ride in one of the 100 year old trams which provided Ballarat's main form of public transport until 1971. The vintage tram ride covers almost one and a half kilometres of original line through the beautiful Botanical Gardens situated by the western side of the tranquil Lake Wendouree. The journey takes about 20 minutes.

The Ballarat Vintage Tramway is operated by the Ballarat Tramway Museum Inc., formed to keep alive a tramway experience that has otherwise disappeared from the streets of Ballarat.

The Museum is 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 there is a museum where the story of the Ballarat trams and its people is told through photographs, historic films and tramway memorabilia. The tramcar fleet and workshops area can also be inspected. Guided tours can be arranged. Souvenir items may be purchased.

The tramcar 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 consists of 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


Remembering the Past, Caring for the Present and Planning for the Future.

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 including over 2000 roses in bloom from November to June.





Macarthur street
Ballarat, VIC, 3350

Located 1.9K from Wendouree

Wendouree: Events

SpringFest Market Weekend


This year's 15th annual Springfest Season of Events remains the Rotary Club of Ballarat's largest fundraising initiative. Events kick off in August with a trivia night, corporate dinner, raffle and harness racing night and culminate in Springfest Market Sunday.

Every year thousands of people flock to Lake Wendouree's foreshore for Market Sunday, with 350 stallholders on show from across Victoria and beyond.


Event Dates
2016
      25th Nov
      26th Nov
      27th Nov


Wendouree Pds
Ballarat central, VIC, 3350

Located 0.6K from Wendouree

Heritage Festival: The Lost Landscapes of Wendouree


From an idyllic Wathaurong camping ground, to a bustling goldfield, to an Edwardian picnic destination, Ballarat's Lake Wendouree has been many things to many people. Tramway historian, Peter Waugh, will take you on a tram and walking tour of some long forgotten places, close to the Lake. Some still exist, some are only tantalizing remnants, and others have disappeared completely. This tour will include the Maze, Monkey House, Gardens Avenue of Honour, Zoo, Sound Shell, Gatekeeper's Lodge, Shell House, original railway station, 1887 Horse Tram stables, the Swamp, and Durham Gold Mine. With photographs and sounds, he will lead you on a journey through history.

This walking tour also includes tram travel and morning tea, in Ballarat's newly renovated historic tram car cafe, Cuthberts.

The National Trust Heritage Festival runs each year in April and May and is a celebration of our shared heritage. Any organisation with an interest in history and heritage can participate. There are hundreds of events happening across the state with the theme of Discovery and Rediscoveries in 2016. To find out more head to the website.


Event Dates
2016
      15th May


Wendouree Parade,
6,
Parliament
Lake Wendouree, VIC, 3350

Located 0.6K from Wendouree

Heritage Festival: Ride the WWI Trams


Discover the excitement of riding in historic electric trams that were running during the First World War.

Melbourne's electric tramways were built just before the outbreak of war in 1914. The trams from this era were replaced by the famous 'W class' trams in the 1930s. The old trams were not retired, but sold to the State Electricity Commission's Provincial Tramways in Ballarat, Bendigo, and Geelong, where they continued in service for many years.

The Ballarat Tramway Museum has a fleet of nine trams, built between 1911 and 1917, which will be running on a surviving section of the Ballarat Tramway, first built in 1887. This is a unique opportunity to see the heritage tram fleet in action, and ride in a variety of beautifully restored trams.

Special opportunities will exist for photographers.

The National Trust Heritage Festival runs each year in April and May and is a celebration of our shared heritage. Any organisation with an interest in history and heritage can participate. There are hundreds of events happening across the state with the theme of Discovery and Rediscoveries in 2016. To find out more head to the website.


Event Dates
2016
      29th May


Wendouree Parade,
6,
Parliament
Lake Wendouree, VIC, 3350

Located 0.6K from Wendouree

Heritage Festival: Bringing Them Home


Since 1971 the Ballarat Tramway Museum has rediscovered many of Ballarat's missing trams and brought them back home. These trams had become farm workshops, playground exhibits, sleepouts, and even built into houses.

This exhibition tells the story of their rediscovery, their journeys home, and the ongoing efforts to restore them to working condition back on the Ballarat Tramway. The display features photographs, stories, artifacts, and of course the trams themselves. Discover them for yourself.

The National Trust Heritage Festival runs each year in April and May and is a celebration of our shared heritage. Any organisation with an interest in history and heritage can participate. There are hundreds of events happening across the state with the theme of Discovery and Rediscoveries in 2016.

To find out more visit their website.


Event Dates
2016
      16th Apr
      17th Apr
      23rd Apr
      24th Apr
      30th Apr
      1st May
      7th May
      8th May
      14th May
      15th May
      21st May
      22nd May
      28th May
      29th May


Wendouree Parade,
6,
Parliament
Lake Wendouree, VIC, 3350

Located 0.6K from Wendouree

Art and Flowers


Come and visit this small, but enthusiastic group of flower minded members who create floral displays.

This year's event will incorporate an artist and a potter. The flower creations will interrupt some of their designs along with many other creations by the group's members.


Event Dates
2016
      23rd Sep
      24th Sep
      25th Sep


Gillies Street North,
Gillies St North
Wendouree, VIC, 3355

Located 1.3K from Wendouree

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