Quick & easy instant bookings for Christchurch Punting on the Avon
Relax and enjoy the tranquil Garden City
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.
The return trip takes approximately 30 minutes.
Please note that all standard punt rides are shared rides.
Summer: 9am – 6pm (1st October to 31st March)
Winter: 10am – 4pm (1st April to 30th September)
Park Landing Site: Antigua Boat Sheds, 2 Cambridge Terrace
Please ensure that you arrive at the right location when your punt ride has been pre-arranged. Please note that bookings are recommended.
Our Park punts hold up to 10 people. For groups of more than 10 people, bookings are highly recommended. Punting on the Avon suits all ages. For safety reasons, children must be accompanied by a paying adult. 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 Park branch on request. Dress warmly on the day you go punting, and wear comfortable shoes.
Child: 5 - 15 years
Infant: under 5
All infants aged under 5 years must be seated beside an adult in the punt.
502a Wairakei Road, Harewood