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The Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne
The Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne is one of the finest botanic gardens in the world. It contains a number of unique attractions such as the Ian Potter Children’s Garden, Guilfoyle’s Volcano, the Separation Tree, floating islands and Plant Craft Cottage among others. Visitors can join a guided tour or wander at leisure enjoying the stunning vistas. The Gardens contain a number of cafes and shops, and a range of events are held throughout the year. Find out more about the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne.
Australian Tourism Accreditation Program (ATAP)
Punting on the Lake is proud to be a member of the Australian Tourism Accreditation Association. As an accredited tourist attraction, we comply with the ATAP Code of Conduct in all our dealings.
The Terrace Cafe
The Terrace Cafe is a great place to enjoy refreshments in the peaceful surrounds of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne. There is extensive outdoor cafe seating where you can watch our punts cruise around the islands of the Ornamental Lake and enjoy the picturesque views of the Gardens’ rolling lawns and majestic trees. See what The Terrace Cafe has to offer.
Michael Johnson, Harpist and Composer in the Royal Botanic Gardens
Michael has been composing and performing harp music in the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne for over a decade. Make sure one of your trips to the RBG takes in Michael’s “Harp the Gardens” recital. Naturally, we love one of his recent compositions, Punting on the Lake, best! Visit Michael’s site here.
The Wooden Boat Centre
We like wooden boats and we like this place a lot. In fact, the finishing touches were made to our handcrafted wooden punts here. Have a look around The Wooden Boat Centre.
Opel Moonlight Cinema is Australia’s favourite open air cinema screening advance previews, contemporary, cult and classic movies on the Central Lawn at Royal Botanic Garden, Melbourne. Find out about this year’s programme for the Moonlight Cinema.
Other Places to Visit in Melbourne
Book accommodation, get advice about local events, or find out about tours and local attractions at the Melbourne Visitor Information Centres. They’ll even give you an orientation tour through the Melbourne Greeter Service, and their red-jacket City Ambassadors around town can answer any questions for you when you’re out and about. Check out Visit Melbourne’s website when you’re planning your trip.
Things to Do in Melbourne
Find out what’s happening in Melbourne and make the most of your stay in our beautiful and vibrant city. Melbourne’s events calendar is packed with arts festivals, live music, exhibitions, blockbuster theatre shows, kids’ activities, sport and more – find out what to see, do, eat and shop for in Melbourne at Only Melbourne.
Most of our beautiful photos were taken by Terry Murphy of Kommune Photography and Art School – an artist and a professional!
Boat Trips on the Yarra
Take a trip along the Yarra through the centre of Melbourne’s vibrant CBD. Venice on the Yarra will take you on an Italian-style gondola (advance bookings required), or you could take one of the many sightseeing boat tours that depart from around Princes Bridge.