This tour departs from the Worcester Bridge in the heart of the city and travels through the Avon River Precinct past the site of Christchurch’s Te Pae convention centre, Victoria Square, restored Town Hall and popular Margaret Mahy Playground. View various art pieces and memorials in and around the river, trailing riverside willow trees and drift through the picturesque Poplar Stretch with mature poplar trees flanking the river.
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.
The tour ends in scenic Victoria Square: a short stroll from your departure point with easy access to nearby Cathedral Square and New Regent Street.
For guests wishing to travel through the Botanic Gardens on their punt ride, please see our other punting site at the Antigua Boat Sheds (please note live booking inventory is not available for our Antigua Boat Sheds location).
Please note that the Worcester Bridge Punting site will be closed on 6 December, 9-13 December and 16-20 December while the river is closed for weeding. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Our Antigua Boat Sheds site will remain open during this time.
What you need to know
10am - 4pm daily (closed Christmas Day)
All children must be accompanied by an adult
Children under 5 years are free of charge.
Blankets if the weather is cold
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 Worcester Bridge Punting site are valid at 75 Worcester Boulevard.
Please note that tickets are only valid for the time selected when booking.
The Worcester Bridge Punting site punts can seat up to 6 people. Punt tours from this location depart from the Worcester Bridge and end at Victoria Square. Punting on the Avon suits all ages. We supply blankets, umbrellas and waterproof blankets to keep you warm and dry during inclement weather.
You enter and leave the punt by stepping on to a secure platform, and please note that punts are low to the ground. Dress warmly on the day you go punting and wear comfortable shoes.
Please note that children are classed as being from 5-15 years and must be accompanied by a paying adult for safety reasons. All infants aged under 5 years must be seated next to an adult in the punt.