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

January 12, 2019
Our half hour punt ride on the Avon River was delightful. The colours of the trees overhanging the river are almost unreal ! Fantastic just right commentary from our boatman. Gin clear water. A really relaxing great way to spend relaxing time. Absolutely a hidden gem.

GreatOceanAir - Barwon Heads, Australia

January 12, 2019
The boat ride was one of the highlights of my trip to New Zealand. The ride wasn’t for very long, but it was enjoyable to lounge on the boat, and enjoy the beautiful scenery. TIP: Book thru the tourist office downtown. The tourist offfice will call the boathouse to see what times they have available, which you can then choose which time best suits you. If you show up on the spot, you may have to sit around and wait for the next availability, especially if a cruise ship docks on the day of your visit.

dpr8 - San Francisco, California

January 11, 2019
Relaxing time watching the botanical gardens go by and ducks drifting past us. The staff were friendly and told us about the history, artwork and nature around us. Had a lovely time. Thank you.


January 11, 2019
Worth doing, was professionally run and the trip was enjoyable. would recommend getting some duck food when there as you can hand feed them from the boat. Thanks for an enjoyable experience.


Christchurch City Landing Site: Worcester Bridge, Worcester Street
Open 10am -4pm daily from 26 December 2018.

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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