Ballarat is a major rural town approx. 1 - 1/2 hours drive from Melbourne. There is easy access to Lake Wendouree in the town and adjascent Lakes Burrembeet, Learmonth and Esmond. Forested areas are also close, Clarkesdale Sanctuary (a BirdLife Australia property) near Linton is very good habitat for a variety of plants and animals.
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