New Zealand

Punting on the Avon

Location:Christchurch & Canterbury

Glide along the peaceful Avon River in Christchurch, wrapped in luxury, as a skilled boatperson propels you through a romantic wonderland.

“Welcome aboard,” says your punter, dressed in striped blazer, braces, and wearing the straw hat known as a boater.  The punter stands on a platform at the end. The passengers sit low down, although high seats can be installed for your comfort and convenience. We supply blankets, umbrellas and even hot water bottles, so you feel snug if it gets chilly.

Admire trailing willows and the Christchurch Botanic Gardens, return the waves from children and picnickers, choose to bring your own picnic, if you wish – this is “messing about in boats”  the way it ought to be. Relax on velvet cushions and let your troubles melt away.

Punting stats

  • Two landing sites: City and Park. (Please ensure that you arrive at the right location when your punt ride has been pre-arranged)
  • Park Landing Site: Antigua Boat Sheds, 2 Cambridge Terrace
  • Christchurch City Landing Site: Worcester Bridge, Worcester St
  • Punts hold up to 10 people
  • No age limits
  • The circuit takes approximately 30 minutes

Opening hours

  • Winter (1st May to 31st September): 10am - 4pm
  • Summer Hours (1st October to 30th April): 9am - 6pm


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