An iconic Christchurch activity not to be missed. Admire the beautiful Christchurch Botanic Gardens or the changing face of the city centre as you are expertly guided gently along the Avon River from one of our two sites on our Edwardian-style Punting tours.
Choose from the Antigua Boat Sheds departure point to glide through the tranquil Botanic Gardens, or the Worcester Bridge departure point (closed until 2022) to view the inner city’s revitalised Avon River Precinct.
Our Punting tours are set aboard handcrafted flat-bottomed boats, poled along by your Punter from the platformed till at the rear end of the boat. An ideal group or family activity, Punting on the Avon is an eco-friendly way to relax and enjoy Christchurch from a different perspective.
Please note that all standard Punt rides are shared 30-minute rides. For customers wishing to take a private Punt ride, our 45-minute private charters are available to book from the Antigua Boat Sheds departure point (price on application – please contact our team for details).
Join us for a special evening punt tour between 25 and 27 June as part of the Tirama Mai light festival! Book your spot on a 20-minute tour throughout the magic of the illuminated Avon River precinct.
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.
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