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 on our authentic Edwardian Punting tours.
Summer or winter, glide along the tranquil Avon River in Christchurch, as a skilled Punter in traditional Edwardian attire propels you slowly along the water.
Our Avon River 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 rides. For customers wishing to take a private Punt ride, our 45-minute private tours are available to book for $50 per adult and $25 per child (a minimum of two adults applies).
What you need to know
Summer: 9am – 6pm (1st October to 31st March)
Winter: 10am – 4pm (1st April to 30th September; also 25th December)
All children must be accompanied by an adult
Children under 5 years are free of charge.
Blankets if the weather is cold
Umbrellas & waterproof blankets if raining
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Christchurch City Landing Site: Worcester Bridge, Worcester Street
Currently closed for winter: will reopen in spring 2019
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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