Punting on the River Avon in Christchurch

Punting on the River Avon is 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 from one of two sites on an Edwardian-style Punting tour. The 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.

Where can I go punting in New Zealand?

Choose from the Antigua Boat Shed's departure point to glide through the tranquil Botanic Gardens, or the Worcester Bridge departure point to view the inner city’s revitalised Avon River Precinct. 

All standard Punt rides are shared 30-minute rides. For customers wishing to take a private Punt ride, the 45-minute private charters are available to book from the Antigua Boat Sheds departure point

  • Adult: from $35
  • Child (5-15): $15
  • Family (2 adults + 3 children): $85
  • Infant: FREE

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