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Punting on the Lake

Alexandra Ave | Gate A, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 481 455 410
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Great relaxing way to see the Gardens from the lake

Went punting with my 2 kids on the last day before winter started (31st May), after which I... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Singapore, Singapore
Perfect afternoon

What a wonderful way to see our magnificent Botanical Gardens. On a perfect Melbourne winters day... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2017
Melbourne, Australia
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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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Alexandra Ave | Gate A, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 481 455 410

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went punting with my 2 kids on the last day before winter started (31st May), after which I understand during winter they are open only during the weekends. It was such a great relaxing experience seeing the gardens from the lake. To top it off...More

Thank KevinCKTay
Reviewed 2 July 2017

What a wonderful way to see our magnificent Botanical Gardens. On a perfect Melbourne winters day we even got to take my sons dog Charlie. Cameron was delightful the birds amazing.

Thank BabsieT
Reviewed 14 June 2017

What a treat! We ended our day at the Royal Botanic Gardens with a leisurely punt about the lake. A step back in time aboard a beautiful boat specially crafted and outfitted for punting, and there I was with parasol in one hand and holding...More

1  Thank KurtAndWendy
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely day on the lake with our punter Cameron. Being punted about is a fantastic way to see the gardens and get close to wildlife you normally wouldn't even know were there. I would highly recommend this experience to native Melbournians or visitors.

Thank Travis V
Reviewed 4 June 2017

To round off a lovely time at the Melbourne Botanic Gardens our group went on a trip by punt. This is not a gondola, but a flat bottomed boat for shallow waters, propelled by pushing against the river or lake bed with a pole. Our...More

Thank Edith P
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

My husband and I took our mums for a fun Mother's Day outing. It was more then we could of hoped for - our "cruise director" Alessandro was amazing extremely knowledgable and very fun. We spent the whole 30 minutes in stitches. Thanks for making...More

Thank Kelcaller
Reviewed 20 May 2017

We wanted a quiet and relaxing day during our recent stay in Melbourne the botanical gardens seemed to be the place to go. Just wandering around we saw the sign and the punt out on the water. This is just what we needed. Wesley took...More

Thank thekuz
Reviewed 17 May 2017

A splendid and relaxing experience on a lake in one of the most beautiful parks in the world, the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne.I can't think of a better way to spend a beautiful day than to walk through the Gardens and go for a...More

Thank cataratas
Reviewed 17 May 2017

We had a lovely punting trip around the lake. Would highly recommend this to anyone who is visiting Melbourne as a little treat!

Thank fionawilliams16
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Took my elderly mother today for a ride as her Mother's Day gift. She is EXTREMELY fussy and very hard to please and she admitted she really loved it, as did my 7 year old...caters for everybody! Great 30 minutes. Excellent host.

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