Out and About – Punting on the Lake 6 Dec

Tutor/Facilitator Sunny Acreman

Date: on/from Tue 6 Dec 2022 to Tue 6 Dec 2022
Frequency: Single Event
Class time: 10:00-10:45

Delivered OUTDOORS

Royal Botanic Gardens Ornamental Lake

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This has been a very popular U3APP event in pre-Covid times.  It is quite an enchanting experience as the punts glide silently around the lake.  The cruise around the islands and bays of the Ornamental Lake will let us see parts of the Gardens that walkers don’t see.  There is a lot of bird life on the islands, and if we’re lucky we might also get a close-up view of turtles sunning themselves on the partly submerged logs.  Sitting close to water level, we’ll get a completely different perspective on the beautiful surroundings.  Our punters will give us a guided tour as we go around.

Light rain is not a problem – umbrellas and waterproof blankets would be provided.  Parasols are also available for sunny days.  The punts do not operate in heavy rain or extreme heat.  You are welcome to bring your own food and drink on to the punt.

Members registered for the excursion should meet near the landing stage in front of the Terrace Café, most easily reached by a 4-minute walk from Gate A (entrance to the Gardens at the corner of Alexandra Avenue and Anderson Street)


a 10-minute walk from the Gardens Visitor Centre on Birdwood Avenue (which is a 10-minute walk from either the Shrine of Remembrance tram stop or the Park St tram stop on St Kilda Road).

Cost:  $20 – pay on the day

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