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Punting on the Lake

Open today: 10:15 am - 4:30 pm
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“ornamental lake”(22 reviews)
“punt tour”(18 reviews)
“botanic gardens”(38 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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| Gate A, Corner Alexandra Avenue and Anderson Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3004, Australia
+61 481 455 410
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Reviewed 2 days 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 3 days 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 days 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 days 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 6 days ago

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
1  Thank Paul R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great time punting with Tonatiuh. He had the perfect balance of history and fun facts for the kids (2/4/7).

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank alon2019
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very helpful staff from booking to the information given on the tour. The ride was very enjoyable and the parasols (included) were a must under the sun. Lots of information given about the gardens and the native life.

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank BronwynM153
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thank you - very enjoyable and relaxing punt on the lake. Our "punter", Alessandro, was very entertaining and knowledgeable! Went out of his way to show us animals that the children were very interested in.

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank degleg
Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent experience from start to finish. Wonderfully friendly and helpful staff. The seats on the punt were cushioned and comfortable. The punter (?) was informative but not intrusive. After being helped into the punt, given our safety talk and handed our parasols all we...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank Bulld0g3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful experience made even better by the extremely friendly and helpful woman who happily answered my questions on the phone and remembered me when she welcomed us at the lake the following day. Our, punter, Alessandro, was highly interesting, knowledgeable and entertaining. The punt...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank TLS47
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12 January 2018|
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Response from Trent M | Reviewed this property |
It comfortably holds 8 adults