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Punting on the Lake

Opens in 11 min: 10:15 am - 4:30 pm
Open today: 10:15 am - 4:30 pm

Punting on the Lake
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“punt tour”(18 reviews)
“botanic gardens”(35 reviews)
“boat ride”(7 reviews)
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...more
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Hours Today: 10:15 am - 4:30 pm
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| Gate A, Corner Alexandra Avenue and Anderson Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3004, Australia
+61 481 455 410
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just perfect - 30 minutes of a gorgeous relaxing punt around the lake with coffee (bring your own!). The staff were friendly and kept us entertained - plus were kind enough to take our picture. Highly recommended, maybe only on a warm day unless you...More

Thank AlButler
Reviewed 2 September 2018

We went to the Botanic Gardens, and of course, we could not skip doing the Punting on the Lake. Our punter was Ayami, and she was very friendly and would give you information on the plants that we would pass by. The boats are simply...More

3  Thank Sofia F
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

Wonderful experience with my hubby and daughter on the weekend! So peaceful and beautiful riding on a boat surrounded by nature! Highly recommend :)

Thank Mazzle33
Reviewed 1 June 2018

What a wonderful experience. Punts are much like gondolas, but I won't spoil what the difference is here! You will feel like a painting, a lovelorn novelist, or a movie star as you move about the 10 acre Ornamental Lake in the Royal Botannical Gardens....More

2  Thank ChefTosh
Reviewed 29 April 2018

What a wonderful experience this half hour on the lake is. One is handed a parasol to keep the sun off as you board. It is quite a romantic experience to sit there with your partner and be taken around the lake. An enchanting experience,...More

3  Thank Michelle S
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

What a delightful surprise to come across the punts on a trip to the Botanical Gardens! It was a relaxing oasis in a busy day and all members of our party (10, 13, 15 and 41!) enjoyed it immensely. I wad put off by the...More

3  Thank CharlieD3000
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

Wessley was very kind and hospitable ! The 30 minute boat ride is lovely !! if you come to the botanical gardens , you must drop by here and spend your time in the boat ride !!!

3  Thank Shashwat S
Reviewed 13 April 2018

During mid-March 2018, during a free morning in Melbourne we decided to try out this interestingly-named experience located on the east side of the Melbourne Botanical Gardens. Our punter was Ayami, who together with her husband own and operate the service. Ayami is truly an...More

3  Thank robertsG5948OF
Reviewed 4 April 2018

After reading the great reviews I didn't hesitate to book a private tour to enjoy with some visitors from Perth. We walked to the gardens from our hotel and were very lucky with the weather Melbourne had turned on! It was the perfect afternoon. We...More

3  Thank TigerLilly87
Reviewed 2 April 2018

The punts (boats) are located on the lake in the Botanical Gardens next to the The Terrace tea rooms. Punters are informative and know the area extremely well, very knowledgeable about the Gardens and the animal life in the Gardens. My partner and felt extremely...More

2  Thank Kathy P
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12 January 2018|
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Response from Trent M | Reviewed this property |
It comfortably holds 8 adults