Punting on the Avon

An iconic Christchurch activity not to be missed. Admire the beautiful Christchurch Botanic Gardens and the changing face of the city centre as you are expertly guided gently along the Avon River on our authentic Edwardian punting tours.


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Summer or winter, glide along the tranquil Avon River in Christchurch, as a skilled punter in traditional Edwardian attire propels you slowly along the water.

Our Avon River Punting tours are set aboard handcrafted flat-bottomed boats, poled along by your punter from the platformed till at the rear end of the boat. An ideal group or family activity, Punting on the Avon is an eco-friendly way to relax and enjoy Christchurch from a different perspective.

From our Park departure point travel leisurely from the historic Antigua Boat sheds, through the Botanic Gardens, and enjoy the spectacular flora that our ‘Garden City’ is famous for. Alternatively, our City departure point takes you through the heart of our city through the progressing Avo

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Physical address

Punting on the Avon, 2 Cambridge Terrace, Christchurch, Christchurch, Christchurch - Canterbury, New Zealand.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $30.00
(15 year(s) and under)
Other charges:
Children under age 5 years free. Family price $75 two adults and up to three children.

Facilities and Features

Proximity to town:
10-15 minute walk from Cathedral Square

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Opening times

Business hours:
9am-6pm 1 Oct - 31 Mar / 10am - 4pm 1 April - 30 September
Months of operation:
All months of the year

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