Punting on the Avon

Relax and admire the beautiful Botanic Gardens as you drift along the Avon River on an Edwardian-style punting tour: one of Christchurch's most iconic attractions.


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Punting on the Avon is Christchurch's iconic river tour and one of the city's most loved attractions.

Sink back into the seats of your punt, relax and let your thoughts drift away as you travel slowly along the river propelled by a skilled punter in Edwardian attire. Take in the stunning scenery of the Botanic Gardens, get up close to the river's wildlife and listen to the thoughtful commentary from your punter. This eco-friendly attraction is a luxurious way to see the city from a new perspective.

The 30-minute tour departs from and ends at the historic Antigua Boat Sheds in the central city.

Perfect for all ages, this blissful activity is not to be missed by locals or visitors. Book your punting tour today.

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Physical address

2 Cambridge Terrace, Christchurch, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $35.00
(15 year(s) and under)
Other charges:
Children under 5 years are free. Family rate is $85 for two adults and up to three children aged 5-15 years.

Facilities and Features

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

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Opening times

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

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