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 2021.

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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

March 22, 2020
With our one day in Christchurch, we headed out early and got breakfast at the Riverside Market. Afterward, we just started walking and ended up following the trail along the Avon River. With no intention, not even being aware punting was an option, we saw the boats out on the water and stopped at the Antigua Boat Sheds to get more information. With time to kill and availability, we decided to book a ride and go punting on the Avon! Around 30 minutes in length, the sail down and back the river was so peaceful and enjoyable. We highly suggest taking some time to slow down and enjoy this piece of nature in Christchurch!

rdubbs08 - Edmond, Oklahoma

February 29, 2020
I really enjoyed the punting on the Avon River - the ride was so peaceful and relaxing! We traveled under three different bridges, being on the water was so soothing. Highly recommended!

sk888888 - Merchantville, New Jersey

February 24, 2020
I would highly recommend doing a punt on the Avon, it was a great experience whether you’re from Christchurch or elsewhere. It’s a great way to explore and learn about the city!

Abby Clement

February 24, 2020
A wonderful experience punting along the river and hearing the strories of Christchurch. Highly recommend for anyone


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