Punting at Antigua Boat Sheds

Glide through Christchurch's tranquil Botanic Gardens

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What you need to know

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30 minutes

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Open Hours

10am - 4pm daily Apr - Oct
9am - 4:30pm Nov - Mar
Closed Christmas Day

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Minimum Age

All children must be accompanied by an adult
Children under 5 years are free of charge

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What's Included

Live commentary
Blankets in cold weather
Umbrellas & waterproof blankets if raining


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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.


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What you need to know

Please ensure that you arrive at the correct location for your punt ride. Tickets booked for the Antigua Boat Sheds Punting site are valid at 2 Cambridge Terrace, Christchurch. Please note that reserving a booking time in advance is recommended.

The Antigua Boat Sheds Punting site punts can seat up to 10 people. For groups of more than 10 people, bookings are highly recommended. Punting on the Avon suits all ages. 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 Antigua Boat Sheds 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 and must be accompanied by a paying adult for safety reasons. All infants aged under 5 years must be seated beside an adult in the punt.

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