Punting on the Avon River

Relax and Enjoy the Tranquil Garden City


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Antigua Boat Sheds Punting 

Punts departing from the historic Antigua Boat Sheds travel through Christchurch's beautiful Botanic Gardens. Ideal for group bookings. Real time booking times available


Worcester Bridge Punting

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.

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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

Customer Reviews

October 22, 2021
The staff were lovely and our punter was very informative. Lovely peaceful way to see another aspect of the city.

nzkylie - Waikanae, New Zealand

July 13, 2021
Lovely trip down the Avon. Full praise for our punter Theo who was extremely knowledgeable. Thanks Theo for a memorable trip. Highly recommended

Stephen S - Auckland Central, New Zealand

June 12, 2021
This is an idyllic and relaxing way to take in a bit of Christchurch as you meander along the Avon river past the Botanic Gardens. We had a lovely experience with both staff members, loved the additional touches of the hot water bottles and blankets to keep warm! If you're visiting Christchurch it's a great way to support some local tourism, learn a bit of history of the city, and just have a very pleasant afternoon! We will be back!

heathery93 - Cambridge, New Zealand

June 11, 2021
What a wonderful way to spend a day in Christchurch!! We bought a ticket to the three attractions (gondola, punting and tram) and this was by far our favourite. Chris, our guide, was knowledgeable, funny, charming and very clearly loved his job! It was a chilly morning (especially according to us Queenslanders) but we wouldn't have noticed on the water as they gave us a hot water bottle and a warm blanket for the ride. I couldn't imagine how they could improve on such a great experience. Don't miss it!


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