Punting on Avon

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An iconic Christchurch activity not to be missed. Admire the beautiful Christchurch Botanic Gardens or the changing face of the city centre as you are expertly guided gently along the Avon River on our authentic Edwardian punting tours.

Summer or winter, glide along the tranquil Avon River in Christchurch, as a skilled punter in traditional Edwardian attire propels you slowly along the water.

Our Avon River Punting tours are set aboard handcrafted flat-bottomed boats, poled along by your punter from the platformed till at the rear end of the boat. An ideal group or family activity, Punting on the Avon is an eco-friendly way to relax and enjoy Christchurch from a different perspective.

From our Park departure point travel leisurely from the historic Antigua Boat sheds, through the Botanic Gardens, and enjoy the spectacular flora that our ‘Garden City’ is famous for. Alternatively, our City departure point takes you through the heart of our city through the progressing Avon River precinct and past the many exciting developments that are underway as part of the city’s rebuild. The return trip from either departure point takes approximately 30 minutes.

Please note that all punt rides are shared rides. For customers wishing to take a private punt ride, please enquire about our exclusive 45 minute private tour.

  • Punting on the Avon River Christchurch New Zealand