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Punting Events

Private charters and performance on the Avon River

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Punting Event Options

Punting on the scenic Avon River is a relaxing experience perfect for various events, and several options are available for groups. From corporate outings or conference breaks to spoiling your hard-working team or celebrating a special occasion with friends, a punt ride is a great way to unwind.

We also offer Pop-Up Punt Performances featuring live music as well as other events at various times of the year.

Contact our friendly reservations team at info@punting.co.nz or on 03 366 0337 for bookings and details.

Private Charter from Antigua Boat Sheds

The Antigua Boat Sheds is one of  Christchurch’s oldest and most recognizable buildings, and private hire of punts is available from this site in addition to our standard 30-minute shared rides.  Private charters run for 45 minutes and are available for groups as well as for couples looking for a romantic outing. Glide along the river through the tranquil Botanic Gardens and relax, taking in the flora and wildlife.

For groups looking for catering options, these are available from the neighbouring Boat Shed Cafe.

 Private Charter from Worcester Bridge

Situated on the City Promenade, our Worcester Bridge departure point is just a few steps from Te Pae Christchurch. Punts are currently available only for private hire from this location, and this is a wonderful activity to see the city and enjoy the fresh air and time out from a conference or other event. Enjoy punting down the river through Victoria Square and past the Town Hall through to Margaret Mahy Playground. Tours then return to disembark opposite the Christchurch Town Hall.

Pop-Up Punt Performance

Our Pop-Up Punt Performances began in October 2021 featuring live music on the Avon! Our 40-minute punt rides with a 20-minute musical set make for a magical experience. Check back or follow our Facebook page for details about our next event once this has been announced.

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