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Lake Ballard

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Address: Shenton Street, Menzies, Western Australia 6436, Australia

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Needed to see. 2.5hrs out of Kalgoorlie on mostly good road. Free bush camping n edge of lake. Massive lake with 51of these interesting people sculptures. Recent rains meant lake... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Moora, WA
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Moora, WA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Needed to see. 2.5hrs out of Kalgoorlie on mostly good road. Free bush camping n edge of lake. Massive lake with 51of these interesting people sculptures. Recent rains meant lake was muddy. Best no shoes. Viewed about a dozen or so in an hour and half. Good at sunset

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Lake Ballard is a must see when you visit Kalgoorlie. It is only a few hours easy drive out of Kalgoorlie via Menzies. Menzies is worth a walk around as well as it also has brilliant statues that depict e history of the town. Lake Ballard is an amazing, shimmering salt lake that is sprinkled with statues. Each statue is... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

We really lucked out when we decided to take a tour out to Lake Ballard from Kalgoorlie with Baz from "Big Sky Red Earth Adventures". An extraordinary experience seeing the Antony Gormley sculptures dotted across the salt with red tracks made by footprints leading from one figure to the next. With the heat rising the horizon was shimmering and the... More 

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Moncton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

We took the detour to Menzies and Lake Ballard a few weeks ago as part of our drive around Australia and we were very happy we did. Looking for way out of the way experiences and travel, this certainly fit the bill as there is a great small community here in the outback with not much else around it for... More 

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Western Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

White occupation of the Menzies area dates back about 100 years with the main activity being centred around the Railway line and Mining. Transportation has changed from rail to mainly road and so the local town is struggling to attract business. The statues at Lake Ballard, are different being re-proportioned representations of locals. It is worth looking at this attraction... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We found the "Inside Australia" sculptures at Lake Ballard very thought provoking into there meaning. The isolation of small towns in Australia, the isolation of individuals within small towns. This world class display brings a lot, to The True Meaning to living in such a uninhabited diverse country. Well done Anthony Gormley and the 2002 Festival of Perth Directors for... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Beautiful place well worth the visit would be a shame if tourist miss it. The statues were amazing slippery in some spots on the lake but nothing to bad. this place was just amazing will definately go back and visit again this was a real highlight on our trip. sealed road turn to unsealed for quite a distance.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We camped for two nights at the well laid out camp ground at Lake Ballard. Good spaces with fireplaces and tree shelter, but you need to bring your own firewood and water. There is one clean and well maintained toilet. The whole point is to view and interact with the unique human forms strategically located on the surface of this... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Heading through Menzies we got to our camp ground at Lake Ballard. Set up two sites with the family and enjoyed the serenity. Camp fires allowed and long drop toilet facilities. Statues and climb up the hill are great.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Fantasic, well worth your while to go and have a look. Mostly bitumen road and very good bitumen, the dirt at the time was very good.

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