Punting on the Avon River

Relax and Enjoy the Tranquil Garden City

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What you need to know

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30 mins

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Open Hours

Summer: 9am – 6pm (1st October to 31st March)
Winter: 10am – 4pm (1st April to 30th September; also 25th December)

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All children must be accompanied by an adult
Children under 5 years are free of charge.

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Live commentary
Blankets if the weather is cold
Umbrellas & waterproof blankets if raining

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Customer Reviews

July 16, 2018
We really enjoyed a family day outing the other day which included going punting. This was something we had never done before and always wanted to do. The day was perfect, and not too cold even though it's the middle of winter. The staff were really friendly and our punter was very nice and informative about the surrounds. We were happy to share the punt with two other couples. It's a 30 min ride and so relaxing. We were given blankets and hot water bottles to keep us cosy. The cushions on the punt are really comfy as well. Both my husband and son are over 6ft and had heaps of leg room. I would really recommend doing this. Advise to book in advance. I reckon spring would be a perfect time to do this with the daffodils and cherry blossoms out. But it was just as nice now in winter. Thanks for a great experience. I'll be recommending this to others.

Keryn611 Christchurch, New Zealand

July 9, 2018
Very relaxing gorgeous boat ride along the river. You get to see lots of the beautiful botanic gardens. The staff working there are all really friendly and funny


June 25, 2018
This was a fantastic activity before my flight home. Reasonably priced and value for money. For a short while you forget that you are in a city that has experienced much tragedy.

Cathy V Ryde

June 13, 2018
Nice view of the trees and sailing beside the resident ducks. Punter are young and gives good information during the tour.

Bryaan L

Christchurch City Landing Site: Worcester Bridge, Worcester Street (please note this site is currently closed)

What you need to know

Please ensure that you arrive at the right location when your Punt ride has been pre-arranged. Please note that bookings are recommended.

Our park landing site Punts hold up to 10 people. For groups of more than 10 people, bookings are highly recommended. Punting on the Avon suits all ages. For safety reasons, children must be accompanied by a paying adult. We supply blankets, umbrellas and even hot water bottles in winter, so you feel snug if it gets chilly.

You enter and leave the Punt by stepping on to a secure platform, and please note that Punts are quite low to the ground. Higher seats are available on some Punts at the park landing site on request. Dress warmly on the day you go Punting, and wear comfortable shoes.

Please note that children are classed as being from 5 – 15 years of age. All infants aged under 5 years must be seated beside an adult in the Punt.

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