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PUNTING ON THE AVON

Glide down the tranquil waters of the Avon river - the way life should be!.

Glide down the tranquil waters of the Avon river.

Experience life the way it should be, totally relaxed, tranquil and thoroughly enjoyable!

Sink back into the opulent velvet cushions of your boat as the Edwardian punter gently glides you down the Avon River, through the beautiful historic inner city of Christchurch.

The City departure point takes you through the heart of Christchurch city, through the progressing Avon River precinct and past the many exciting developments that are underway as part of the city’s rebuild.

This is an iconic Christchurch experience. An attraction not to be missed!

Please NOTE as this is a very popular attraction and often completely full - trips must be taken at the designated time and failing to present at this time may result in ticket forfeit.

Additional Tickets: Additional full priced tickets may be purchased as you proceed to checkout.

Departure Point: Antigua Boatsheds, 2 Cambridge Terrace, Christchurch

Adult $30.00
Child $15.00

Duration

  • Allow approximately 30 minutes for the whole experience

Notes

  • Under 5's are free of charge.

Available Bookings from October 19 to October 25

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Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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Anne from New Zealand wrote on 05 October 2021

lovely lazy experience

This was the end of a rather hectic girls weekend, and it was the perfect way to finish. The boat was big enough to take all 6 of us and the chap wielding the pole was entertaining and informative. It was smooth and peaceful, and at $30 per person, it was very good value for money. The Bookme website had the wrong departure time advertised, but as soon as we booked we got an email from the punters to tell us of the difference. It was lovely on an overcast late spring afternoon, but it would be idyllic on a hot summers day.

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kelliec3 from New Zealand wrote on 01 May 2021

Great experience

Lovely time, enjoyed the ride, it was starting to get cold but a blanket was provided

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yixiu(christina)c from Singapore wrote on 27 December 2019

Relaxing, enjoyable trip!

My mother and I really enjoyed our time punting on the avon. It allowed us to just sit back and relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery around the avon river. The ducks and ducklings in the river were extremely cute and they sometimes waddle pretty close to the boat! The punter was knowledgable and gave information about the river and things around the river as well. Overall, we really enjoyed the experience! Also, it seems like this is a popular trip and is usually fully booked so if you are interested in doing this activity, do pre-book it online.

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Virginie Leu from French Polynesia wrote on 09 December 2019

A faire....

Une charmante promenade....un cadre reposant....une découverte de Christchurch originale....un retour au temps ancien des bateliers....

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Victoria Halafihi from New Zealand wrote on 24 September 2019

Number 1 attraction in Christchurch

If there is one thing to do in Christchurch, its Punting on the Avon. Its relaxing on the water, the seats are comfy and at this time of year, the daffodils and blossom is in full bloom. You will see some friendly ducks, the native diving ducks were our favourite. If you are lucky you will spot some ducklings!! Well worth the money, I have paid full price in the past and still worth every penny. Wish they did an annual pass!! We love this experience.

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