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About Punting on the Lake
Take a serene cruise around one of the world's most beautiful botanic gardens. Our hand crafted wooden punts allow you a unique view of the gardens while our professional punter guides you around the picturesque islands and bays of the Ornamental Lake in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne. This is a perfect activity for a special occasion or a family outing and one of the nicest things to do in Melbourne. Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne South Yarra VIC 3004 (enter Gate A, corner Alexander Ave and Anderson St)
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Hours Today: 10:15 AM - 4:30 PM
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Melbourne City Afternoon Tour with Punting at the Gardens
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US$68.74 per adult
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Stunning way to see the Melbourne botanical gardens. Our punter Ayami happily shared her knowledge of the history, plants and birds telling us not only what they were but their habits and stories. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank IrainaH
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a relaxing half hour being punted around the lake by Alessandro on a warm summers afternoon. He introduced us the the Bell Miner birds who have an amazing call and live in the eucalyptus tress around the lake. The highlight of our trip around...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled across this attraction as we headed for lunch at the cafe in the Botanical Gardens. What a wonderful experience it proved to be. Our Punt Master Ayami was terrific throughout and even organised a small table so we could take our cups of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Mikem1001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I received this experience as a Christmas gift. To be honest, I probably wouldn’t have booked this without receiving the gift, but I’m so glad I had the opportunity to experience this! The gardens are incredibly beautiful, the “Punt Boat” staff are lovely, professional &...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank CedricBob
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went punting as a group of family and friends in order to do something different during our stay in Melbourne. It was a hot day so I was glad they thoughtfully provided parasols for us. Our guide was knowledgeable and delightful in her narration...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank hobbitsonholiday
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely way to see some of the botanical gardens, Joe our punter was friendly and knowledgeable. He made our half hour trip fun and stopped so we could take pictures. The man who sold us tickets was helpful and friendly and took pictures...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Michelle W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife insisted we came. I had previously punted at Oxford. It was really nice, even our 11 year old boy found it interesting. Probably due to our guide/‘punter’ Alessandro. Knowledgeable and fun chap. The shade was most welcome in the high 30’s heat whilst...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank pcf1111
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Did this with visitors from USA. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience and the commentary. The umbrellas were a nice touch. Recommend to this

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank AnnB3195
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Hadn't been to the Botanical gardens for many years and was surprised to find this gem. Friendly owner operators with a great knowledge of the gardens, make you feel welcome from start to finish. Was fortunate enough to share the experience with Mr Walker the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank traceybT6135CG
Reviewed 12 January 2019

We loved the punt with Wes on a beautiful summer day in Melbourne slowly drifting among water lillies and islands of colorful plants, birds plus a turtle. Just next a a great cafe for lunch or tea and scones. The punt can holds up to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Response from Trent M | Reviewed this property |
It comfortably holds 8 adults