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Punting on the Lake
Punting on the Lake
Let us take you on a serene cruise around the islands of the picturesque Ornamental Lake in Melbourne’s stunning Royal Botanical 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. 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.

 
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Sit back and enjoy a unique view of the Royal Botanical Gardens Melbourne on a chauffeured cruise around the Ornamental Lake. Your professional punter will guide you around the picturesque islands and bays of the lake in your traditional wooden punt (boat) and tell you about the history, wildlife and plants of one of the world's most stunning botanic gardens. A guided punt tour is perfect for a family outing, a memorable activity for visitors to Melbourne, or a great way to celebrate a special occasion, and offers unique photo opportunities.
Private Guided Boat Tour
Sit back and enjoy a unique view of the Royal Botanical Gardens Melbourne on a chauffeured cruise around the Ornamental Lake. Your professional punter will guide you around the picturesque islands and bays of the lake in your traditional wooden punt (boat) and tell you about the history, wildlife and plants of one of the world's most stunning botanic gardens. A guided punt tour is perfect for a family outing, a memorable activity for visitors to Melbourne, or a great way to celebrate a special occasion, and offers unique photo opportunities.
 
Relax in our elegant wooden punts in the calm of the early evening as you cruise around the Ornamental Lake and enjoy the stunning vistas of the Botanic Gardens in the heart of Melbourne. As the sun gets lower and the visitors to the Gardens disperse, watch the bird life venture out to fish and feed around the lake.  
You are welcome to bring drinks or a hamper on board this hour-long tour - the perfect prelude to a later movie or show.
- Tour departs daily 6:30pm, summer months only
- 1 hour duration
- Advertised price is per boat, seating up to 8 people in each
- This is a private tour - your group will not share the boat with others
- Advance reservations only & subject to availability
Private Summer Evening Cruise (up to 8 guests)
Relax in our elegant wooden punts in the calm of the early evening as you cruise around the Ornamental Lake and enjoy the stunning vistas of the Botanic Gardens in the heart of Melbourne. As the sun gets lower and the visitors to the Gardens disperse, watch the bird life venture out to fish and feed around the lake.

You are welcome to bring drinks or a hamper on board this hour-long tour - the perfect prelude to a later movie or show.

- Tour departs daily 6:30pm, summer months only
- 1 hour duration
- Advertised price is per boat, seating up to 8 people in each
- This is a private tour - your group will not share the boat with others
- Advance reservations only & subject to availability
 
Relax in our elegant wooden punts in the calm of the early evening as you cruise around the Ornamental Lake and enjoy the stunning vistas of the Botanic Gardens in the heart of Melbourne. As the sun gets lower and the visitors to the Gardens disperse, watch the bird life venture out to fish and feed around the lake.  
You are welcome to bring drinks or a hamper on board this hour-long tour - the perfect prelude to a later movie or show.
- Tour departs daily 7.45pm, summer months only
- 1 hour duration
- Advertised price is per boat, seating up to 8 people in each
- This is a private tour - your group will not share the boat with others
- Advance reservations only & subject to availability
Private Summer Sunset Cruise (up to 8 guests)
Relax in our elegant wooden punts in the calm of the early evening as you cruise around the Ornamental Lake and enjoy the stunning vistas of the Botanic Gardens in the heart of Melbourne. As the sun gets lower and the visitors to the Gardens disperse, watch the bird life venture out to fish and feed around the lake.

You are welcome to bring drinks or a hamper on board this hour-long tour - the perfect prelude to a later movie or show.

- Tour departs daily 7.45pm, summer months only
- 1 hour duration
- Advertised price is per boat, seating up to 8 people in each
- This is a private tour - your group will not share the boat with others
- Advance reservations only & subject to availability
 
Are you planning your wedding in the Royal Botanic Gardens? We have a number of Wedding Punt Cruise packages to enhance your celebration and delight your guests.
Price for all packages is
First hour:$150 per punt, RACV member price $135
Subsequent hours:$100 per punt, RACV member price $90
Wedding Package A: Charter Cruise

Don’t leave your guests sitting around! While they await the arrival of the bride and groom at the Terrace Restaurant, why not provide short cruises on the Ornamental Lake? Guest of all ages will enjoy the diversion. Punts depart and return to the Punting on the Lake Landing in front of the Terrace, picking up and dropping off guests approximately every 20 minutes. This also gives your guests a wonderful photo opportunity.
Wedding Package B: Bride and Groom Cruise
The perfect opportunity for just the two of you to share a romantic cruise around the islands of the Ornamental Lake before you join your guests.  Departs and returns to the Punting on the Lake Landing in front of the Terrace.
Photographers are welcome on your punt free of charge. Our handcrafted wooden punts and the beautiful scenery of the Royal Botanic Gardens provide a romantic and elegant setting for your wedding photos. Our punter will follow your photographer’s directions for the shoot.
Wedding Punt Cruise (up to 8 guests)
Are you planning your wedding in the Royal Botanic Gardens? We have a number of Wedding Punt Cruise packages to enhance your celebration and delight your guests.

Price for all packages is
First hour:$150 per punt, RACV member price $135
Subsequent hours:$100 per punt, RACV member price $90

Wedding Package A: Charter Cruise

Don’t leave your guests sitting around! While they await the arrival of the bride and groom at the Terrace Restaurant, why not provide short cruises on the Ornamental Lake? Guest of all ages will enjoy the diversion. Punts depart and return to the Punting on the Lake Landing in front of the Terrace, picking up and dropping off guests approximately every 20 minutes. This also gives your guests a wonderful photo opportunity.

Wedding Package B: Bride and Groom Cruise
The perfect opportunity for just the two of you to share a romantic cruise around the islands of the Ornamental Lake before you join your guests. Departs and returns to the Punting on the Lake Landing in front of the Terrace.

Photographers are welcome on your punt free of charge. Our handcrafted wooden punts and the beautiful scenery of the Royal Botanic Gardens provide a romantic and elegant setting for your wedding photos. Our punter will follow your photographer’s directions for the shoot.
 

Punting on the Lake