For the first time in five years, paddle boats return to Lake Wendouree

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For the first time in five years, paddle boats return to Lake Wendouree

You can now pedal boat your way around the jewel in Ballarat's crown

Want to take in the sights of Ballarat’s most iconic attractions from Lake Wendouree, but don’t have a skipper’s ticket? No problems.

For the first time in five years, paddle boats are once again on Lake Wendouree for a scenic paddle seven days a week.

Whether you’re looking for a new spot for a first date or you’re keen to get out on the water, the paddle boats add yet another fun option to the lake’s many recreational activities both on and off the water this summer.

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Parked at the North End of Windmill Drive, there are 10 nostalgic paddle boats available which operate from 10am to 6pm every day, weather dependent of course.

City of Ballarat Mayor Cr Daniel Moloney said it was a great addition to the many recreational activities already available on and around the lake.

“The paddle boats all carry a Certificate of Operation under the Australian Maritime Safety Authority as a requirement to operate. The area they launch from is one of the more sheltered areas of the lake from prevailing winds and in perfect proximity to the playground, tram, toilets, botanical gardens and food outlets,” Moloney said.

“The paddle boats are very much in line with our Lake Wendouree Masterplan undertaken in 2017 with community consultation and supports the lake as a regional destination for water-based sports and activities,” he said.

All you need to do is bring your pedal boat partner in crime to the lake, book yo’self a boat then spend the next 20 minutes frolicking on the water. Sounds pretty damn good, no?

Boat Hire starts at $12 for two persons (children under 5 free), the maximum is four people per boat.

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