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Melbourne Gardens and Days Gone By Private Tour

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Lean back in your wooden punt, equipped with cushioned seats, parasols, umbrellas and blankets so you can be comfortable whatever the weather. Enjoy being punted around the lake on a guided tour at the Royal Botanic Gardens.

The gardens were established in 1846 and stretch over 94 acres. Over 50,000 plants are on display representing 8,500 different species. Take some time to explore the beautiful surroundings and purchase lunch at one of the cafes.

Reboard the bus to travel to National Trust property, Rippon Lea. Built in 1868 the stunning mansion exhibits styles from a variety of eras. The extensive gardens include a man made lake, an early example of an underground drainage and irrigation system and an impressive iron-framed fernery.

Explore the gardens at your leisure before a guided tour of the impressive Victorian mansion. Please note this tour only operates September to May.

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Stop At: Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Birdwood Ave, Melbourne, Victoria 3004 Australia

Option 2: Relax as you cruise around the bays and islands of the Ornamental Lake on a wooden punt. This is an excellent opportunity to get up close to the magnificent birdlife and aquatic plants that are less accessible from land. As you glide through the water, your punter will tell stories of the history, wildlife and plants of the gardens.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Rippon Lea Estate, 192 Hotham St, Elsternwick, Glen Eira, Victoria 3185 Australia

Rippon Lea is one of the most impressive National Trust properties in Victoria. Spend time exploring the extensive gardens before a guided tour of the mansion that will take you through both living and bedroom areas of the house and include stories of the families who lived there, their lives at Rippon Lea and how the house has changed over the years.

Duration: 2 hours

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
  • Entry/Admission - Rippon Lea Estate

  • Lunch - Bring a packed lunch or purchase lunch at the Royal Botanic Gardens

Departure Point
Russell Street Extension, Russell St Ext, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia

Traveler pickup is offered
We may be able to pick up from other hotels or points within the Melbourne city centre. Please let us know where you are staying and we will advise the closest possible pick up point.

Departure Time
10:15 AM

6 hours

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Melbourne Shopping Experiences in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

This offer is not eligible for promo codes.

Fine Print

7-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operators terms and conditions for this offer here.