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  1. New Zealand
  2. Canterbury
  3. Christchurch
  4. Avon River

Christchurch: River Avon Punt and Botanic Gardens Combo

Product ID: 96690
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Experience Christchurch from a unique perspective and punt along the River Avon for 30 minutes with a boatman dressed in Edwardian costume. Explore the award-winning Botanic Gardens by electric vehicle on a 50-minute guided tour.
About this activity
Valid 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Explore the Christchurch Botanic Gardens by electric vehicle
  • See the magnificent floral displays and rose gardens
  • Climb aboard an Edwardian flat-bottomed boat for a punt down the River Avon
  • Hear a dedicated live commentary about the Avon River precinct sights
Full description
Explore Christchurch from different perspectives with a combined ticket for a punt along the River Avon and a 1-hour tour of the Botanic Gardens by electric vehicle.

Climb aboard a classic, flat-bottomed boat for a delightful punt through the city center. Set off from Worcester Street Bridge and listen to the live commentary about how the fast-growing city was rebuilt after the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes. Stay warm with the provided blankets and hot water bottles on cold days!

Get even closer to the plants of the Christchurch Botanic Gardens on a 1-hour guided tour by electric vehicle. Experience the natural beauty of the 150-year-old gardens at ease. See the finest range of exotic and indigenous plants found anywhere in New Zealand. Learn the history of this treasured oasis from a dedicated guide. Hear a live commentary about New Zealand’s “Garden City” as you encounter the scents and colors of its abundant flora.
  • Punter and guide
  • Live commentary
  • Blankets (if required)
  • Ticket for the Botanic Gardens tour
  • Guided tour by electric vehicle
  • Live commentary

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Meeting point

Start your adventure with a punt along the River Avon from the Antigua Boat Sheds, 2 Cambridge Terrace or begin with a tour of the Christchurch Botanic Gardens from Rolleston Avenue beside the Canterbury Museum.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please note that the best times of the year to visit the Christchurch Botanic Gardens are in the spring (September - November) or fall (March - May)
• Please wear warm clothes
• Please note that this tour can be affected by the weather
• The local supplier reserves the right to cancel or postpone your tour for safety or comfort reasons
• Please note that you should be prepared to share your punt with other guests, especially in the summer months
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Product ID: 96690