Punting on the Lake
Guided Boat Tours in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne
Let us take you on 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 our professional punter tells you about its history, environment, wildlife and plants.
We have a range of tours and packages to choose from, including a half-hour Private Guided Punt Tour, one-hour Evening and Sunset Tours, High Tea and Punt Cruise – see our Packages page for more information or click on the Book Now button to buy tickets or a gift voucher.
Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, taking the family out, or just catching up with friends, punting on the lake will be a memorable occasion.
Tours depart from the Punting on the Lake landing in front of the Terrace Cafe, inside Gate A (corner Alexandra Avenue and Anderson Street) at various set times throughout the day, and in the evenings in summer. Click on the Book Now button above and choose a date to see available tour departure times.
Summer season: Sept – May 10:15am – 5:00pm (evening rides by advance booking)
Winter season: Jun – Aug 11:00am – 3:30pm
Advance bookings are recommended and can be made through the Book Now button above. Please call us for same-day bookings.
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