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

March 9, 2019
A leisurely trip along the picturesque Avon River being punted by a friendly, informative guide. Very relaxing. Lovely scenery in the Botanical Gardens.

BernieK55 - Guelph, Canada

February 26, 2019
Punting on Avon is just a relaxed way to start off the day in Ch- Ch with. A quiet cruise along the river and some entertaining commentries given by the punter make this experience the most enjoyable. Takes about 30min in a small boat that can carry approx 8 people

Christiane M

February 19, 2019
We had a cruise today with Rhys and Logan. The commentary from Rhys was great, both lads had a great sense of humour. The boat was full of Australians so the humour was not lost on us. Logan did a great job steering us safely. We loved the costumes and the French greetings. The scenery was amazing. We would highly recommend a tour with this company.

LesE522 - Yeppoon, Australia

February 12, 2019
What a beautiful, relaxing way to finish our day exploring Christchurch. Our gondolier was a friendly young guy who we enjoyed chatting to as we gently made our way through this beautiful little waterway. Surrounded by families picnicking along the banks, weeping willows & cute little ducks we could have stayed on our little punt boat all day. Absolutely loved it & were lucky to have the punt all to ourselves. Highly recommend.

AWTYblogger - Mullumbimby, Australia

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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