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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 September 27 to October 03

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Sun 27 Sep
Mon 28 Sep
Tue 29 Sep
Wed 30 Sep
Thu 1 Oct
Fri 2 Oct
Sat 3 Oct

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$14.75
  • Child$15.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$14.75
  • Child$15.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$14.75
  • Child$15.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$14.75
  • Child$15.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$14.75
  • Child$15.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$30.00
  • Child$15.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$30.00
  • Child$15.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$30.00
  • Child$15.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$30.00
  • Child$15.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$30.00
  • Child$15.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$30.00
  • Child$15.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$30.00
  • Child$15.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$30.00
  • Child$15.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$30.00
  • Child$15.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$30.00
  • Child$15.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$30.00
  • Child$15.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$30.00
  • Child$15.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$30.00
  • Child$15.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$30.00
  • Child$15.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$30.00
  • Child$15.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$30.00
  • Child$15.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$30.00
  • Child$15.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$30.00
  • Child$15.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$30.00
  • Child$15.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$30.00
  • Child$15.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$30.00
  • Child$15.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$30.00
  • Child$15.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$30.00
  • Child$15.00

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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Yixiu (Christina) from Singapore wrote on 27 December 2019

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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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Victoria Halafihi from New Zealand wrote on 24 September 2019

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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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Rachel from New Zealand wrote on 29 July 2019

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Just amazing!

Loved every minute - have wanted to do this for so many years. A gorgeous still Sunday morning, a very peaceful and pretty winter's morning! Blankets and hotties supplied which made it all the more lovely. A flawless trip by the Kiwi from Germany! Thanks so much!

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Kwok Ping from New Zealand wrote on 05 March 2018

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Punting on Avon River, Christchurch

Only 45 minutes of punting instead of 1 hour as advertised.

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Aundrae from New Zealand wrote on 27 November 2017

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Awesome

Awesome-It’s a must do if visiting Chrisrchurch fully loved the experience and the “punter guy” done a awesome job considering he was quite new at his job so 10/10 to him for making our experience well worth it also definitely buy the photo as well that they take of you👍👍👍👍

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