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Punting on the Lake have a number of Wedding Punt Cruise packages to enhance your celebration and delight your guests.

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? Guests 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. The handcrafted wooden punts and the beautiful scenery of the Royal Botanic Gardens provide a romantic and elegant setting for your wedding photos. A punter will follow your photographer’s directions for the shoot.

Price & booking



First hour - $150 per punt. Subsequent hours - $100 per punt.

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  • Advance bookings only. Please check schedule and availability and purchase tickets on the website, or call the team who will arrange your booking for you.

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Enjoy a serene cruise with Punting on the Lake 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 your professional punter tells you about its history, environment, wildlife and plants.

Punts depart regularly from the Punting on the Lake landing in front of the Terrace Cafe, inside Gate A of the Royal Botanic Gardens (corner Alexandra Avenue and Anderson Street). Tours take 30 minutes and are suitable for all ages. Longer evening and sunset tours are also available throughout the summer. Reservations are recommended, and can be made through the website.

You can also enjoy a Punt Tour - High Tea Package with Punting on the Lake and the Terrace Cafe, or book a charter cruise for your wedding or function in the Royal Botanic Gardens.

Gift vouchers for all our tours make a wonderful present and can be purchased through the website.

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