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. Currently closed until 2022.

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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
Savings valid for adult tickets

Customer Reviews

May 11, 2021
I associate punting with the Wind in the Willows, it's something very English. You can have a young person propel you down the Avon for a small fee, it's a very pleasant way to spend a morning. It's one thing you shouldn't miss if you are visiting Christchurch. It doesn't seem to have been affected by the earthquake.

Jeffry b - Essendon, Australia

April 3, 2021
What an enjoyable relaxing punt along the Avon. We had a commentary along the way and the company of plenty of ducks swans and geese. Certainly worth a visit.

KarenJDG - Napier, New Zealand

January 19, 2021
Punting on the Avon is one of the most relaxing things you could ever do, We were greeted by a polite and friendly gentleman who introduced us to our punter. Our punter, John, was an absolute delight. He was knowledgeable, witty and able to answer questions. He had a beautiful rich speaking voice that added to the calm of the trip. We enjoyed it so much that we went back the following day for a repeat performance. We were equally pleased.

Howard A - Auckland, New Zealand

January 11, 2021
I've always wanted to do this activity. It was comfortable in the boat with excellent commentary from our guide. A beautiful, relaxing activity.

judithb740 - Auckland Central, New Zealand

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