This tour departs from Christchurch’s historic Antigua Boat Sheds and travels through the picturesque Botanic Gardens. Sink back into your cushioned seat and relax while watching the flora and fauna pass by. See willows and redwoods, daffodils and rhododendrons, ducks and geese on your quiet journey through this central city oasis.
Take advantage of our live booking system for hassle free reservations: simply select your tour departure time when making your booking and arrive at the departure point to check in.
If you’re after some privacy consider our 45-minute private punt charters: perfect for a romantic and cosy trip with your special someone or for a group who want to take advantage of more space on board. Price on application – please contact our team for details.
Join us for a special evening punt tour between 25 and 27 June as part of the Tirama Mai light festival! Book your spot on a 20-minute tour throughout the magic of the illuminated Avon River precinct.
Please note that our other punting departure site at Worcester Bridge is currently closed and will re-open in 2022.
What you need to know
10am - 4pm daily Apr - Sep
9am - 4:30pm Oct - Mar
Closed public holidays
All children must be accompanied by an adult
Children under 5 years are free of charge
Blankets in cold weather
Umbrellas & waterproof blankets if raining
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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. Punting does not operate on public holidays.
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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