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  2. Canterbury
  3. Christchurch
  4. Avon River

Christchurch Gondola and Punt on the Avon River

Product ID: 96687
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Climb aboard a classic Edwardian punt and journey along the Avon River for 30 minutes to see Christchurch from a different perspective. Then, enjoy spectacular views of snow-capped mountains and Alpine scenery aboard the Christchurch Gondola.
About this activity
Duration 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy 360-degree views of Christchurch from the Christchurch Gondola cable car
  • Climb aboard an Edwardian flat-bottomed boat for a punt down the Avon River
  • Travel through beautiful Hagley Park or Christchurch city center
Full description
See Christchurch from different perspectives with a combined punt along the Avon River aboard a classic flat-bottomed boat, and a ticket for the Christchurch Gondola cable car. Choose from 2 departure points - either the Antigua Boat Sheds or Worcester Street Bridge - for a punt through Hagley Park or Christchurch city center.

Travel with a guide dressed in Edwardian costume, who will provide a live commentary as they punt you along the river. Depart from the Worcester Street Bridge landing site and discover how the city is fast-growing and rebuilding after the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes. Alternatively, take off from the Antigua Boat Sheds to journey through Hagley Park and alongside the Botanic Gardens, where you can admire some of the native flora of New Zealand. Blankets and hot water bottles are provided on cold days, so don't let the weather put you off.

Take a ride on the Christchurch Gondola cable car, and see the beautiful Alpine scenery surrounding Christchurch city center and its suburbs. Explore the history of the region in the unique Time Tunnel experience, and pause for reflection at the Red Rock Café.

Marvel at the Southern Alps to the west, and the Kaikoura Mountains to the north. To the south lie the beautiful harbor of Christchurch, and to the east is the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy 360-degree views of the plains, mountains, city and harbor from the glass-enclosed cabin.

Purchase souvenirs in the "Shop at the Top" once you reach the summit, or go to the Red Rock Café for some refreshments. If you are feeling more energetic, take one of the many walking trails, such as the hike to Crater Rim, formed by the volcanic activity that created Port Hills. Travel back in time at the unique Time Tunnel experience, and learn about the development of the region.
Includes
  • Ticket for the Christchurch Gondola
  • Time Tunnel ride
  • Punter and guide
  • Live commentary
  • Blankets and hot water bottles (if required)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet at the Christchurch Gondola Base Station or at the chosen departure point for your punting adventure.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please note that you should be prepared to share your punt with other guests, especially in the summer months. Exclusivity cannot be guaranteed
• Please bring a warm coat. The Christchurch Gondola is 500 meters above sea level and it can be cold and windy at the summit
• A shuttle bus service is available between Christchurch city center and the Christchurch Gondola for an additional fee
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.6 / 5
based on 5 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.5/5
Organization
4.7/5
Value for money
4.3/5
Safety
4.7/5

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Product ID: 96687