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Take a serene cruise around the islands of the picturesque Ornamental Lake in Melbourne’s stunning Royal Botanic Gardens. Settle back in an elegant wooden punt to enjoy a unique view of one of the world’s finest gardens as a professional punter tells you about its history, environment, wildlife and plants.

Whether you are celebrating a birthday, looking for a romantic outing, taking the family out, or just catching up with friends, punting on the lake will be a memorable occasion.

Price & booking

Price

$50.00 - $65.00

Two adults $50, two adults and three children $65.

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Days of operation:
  • Tours run daily from September to May, then on weekends and public holidays over winter. Tours run at set times throughout the day. Please check schedule and availability and purchase tickets on our website.

    Departure details: 01/01/01 - 01/01/01

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Enjoy a serene cruise with Punting on the Lake around the islands of the picturesque Ornamental Lake in Melbourne's stunning Royal Botanic Gardens. Settle back in an elegant wooden punt to enjoy a unique view of one of the world's finest gardens as your professional punter tells you about its history, environment, wildlife and plants.

Punts depart regularly from the Punting on the Lake landing in front of the Terrace Cafe, inside Gate A of the Royal Botanic Gardens (corner Alexandra Avenue and Anderson Street). Tours take 30 minutes and are suitable for all ages. Longer evening and sunset tours are also available throughout the summer. Reservations are recommended, and can be made through the website.

You can also enjoy a Punt Tour-High Tea Package with Punting on the Lake and the Terrace Cafe, or book a charter cruise for your wedding or function in the Royal Botanic Gardens.

Memberships:
  • Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation