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

November 22, 2018
We took the private 45 min punting trip. What fun! Learning a little about Christchurch from our personable and informative punter Kit and enjoying a relaxing trip down the Avon river. There is a little cafe right next door to pickup a coffee, breakfast or lunch. Also a very short walk over to the Botanic Gardens

16SusanH - Oro Valley, Arizona

November 18, 2018
Well worth doing. Sit back relax and enjoy the calm peace and quiet. One of our party was 85. The staff were so attentive to her needs. Recommend this non stressful activity.

chris99323 - Sydney

November 17, 2018
Sit back, relax and enjoy the river and nearby gardens as your guide takes you up and down the Avon giving short commentaries along the way as he guides the punt under bridges and along the water.

58jnapper - Brisbane, Australia

November 17, 2018
Absolutely loved this. We had perfect weather to do something always on my wish list. So relaxing to enjoy the beautiful river and surrounding gardens for the 30 minute return trip. Staff were all very friendly and welcoming. Boats are easy to enter and once in you are very stable with legs outstretched. Highly recommend this activity!

ChristineB472 - Tauranga

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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