Punting on the Avon River

Relax and Enjoy the Tranquil Garden City


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Antigua Boat Sheds Punting 

Punts departing from the historic Antigua Boat Sheds travel through Christchurch's beautiful Botanic Gardens. Ideal for group bookings. Real time booking times available


Worcester Bridge Punting

Punts departing from the Worcester Bridge travel through the rejuvenated Avon River precinct past the Town Hall, Victoria Square and Margaret Mahy Playground. Ideal for couples and small groups. Closed 23 Mar - 30 Sep 2020.


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We are committed to giving you the best experience possible. Whether you are a visitor to Christchurch or a local exploring your hometown sights, our friendly staff will show you the best attractions the city has to offer.


Purchase our combo tickets for great discounts:
Combine TWO attractions and save $5
Combine THREE attractions and save $10
Combine FOUR attractions and save $15
Savings valid for adult tickets

Customer Reviews

February 24, 2020
My husband and I had a very pleasant relaxing time being punting along this River Avon along with a few other tourists. Our 'Captain' guide was a young lad who had seemed to have traveled the world, but he was very knowledgeable and was fun to listen to. We were sitting in the front but could hear all our guide said very clearly. The boats are easy to get in and out of and are very stable. If you needed help the staff were on hand to help you in and out. Ride started and ended at the boat shed.

YvySurrey_UK - Banstead, United Kingdom

February 18, 2020
Took a punt on the Avon with John. Relaxing 30 minute trip with irreverent commentary from John (with wonderful voice projection - he should be doing voice overs!). Just what the doctor ordered on a busy trip around New Zealand.

Colin H - Wollongong, Australia

February 11, 2020
Not normally an activity that we would participate in, we went punting as part of the Christchurch Attractions ticket, and what a wonderful surprise. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience as we lazily floated up and down the Avon river. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable, as were the other staff members. We got a great souvenir photo pack at the end of our trip. Would highly recommend this activity!

StaceyCheer - Arapuni, New Zealand

February 4, 2020
Our guide was very knowledgable, personable and tailored the tour for our kids. We have had a wonderful time.

StayDay6 - Canberra, Australia

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