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

Christchurch: 30-Minute Punt on the River Avon

Product ID: 58047
Climb aboard a classic Edwardian punt for a 30-minute guided punt along the river Avon in Christchurch. Your punt ride will float past Christchurch's central city from your Worcester Bridge departure point before ending at Victoria Square.
About this activity
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts


  • Climb aboard an Edwardian flat-bottomed boat for a punt down the River Avon
  • Travel through the rejuvenated Avon River Precinct in central Christchurch
  • See native New Zealand plants from a unique perspective
  • Learn how Christchurch has recovered from the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes
Full description
Climb aboard a classic flat-bottomed boat for a delightful punt along the river Avon in Christchurch. Choose from two departure points - the Antigua boat sheds or Worcester street bridge - for a punt through the park or city center.

A punter dressed in Edwardian costume will guide you down the river, providing a live commentary along the way. From the Worcester street bridge landing site, discover how the city is fast-growing and how it rebuilt itself after the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes.

Take off from the Antigua boat sheds to journey through Hagley park. Punt alongside the Botanic gardens and 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!
  • Punter and guide
  • Live commentary
  • Blankets, if required

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Please note that you should be prepared to share a ride with other guests, especially in summer months. Exclusivity cannot be guaranteed
• Please notify the local supplier at least 24 hours in advance of any cancellation. If notification is not provided, a 25% cancellation fee will be charged to the booking agent. If no notification of cancellation is received within 2 hours of the departure time, or in the event of a no-show, no refund will be given
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Currently it is not possible to book this product due to its limited availability.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 4 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    4 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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If we had to do it again, we have gone from the Antigua Boat Sheds where you get a photo. Catching it from the other street, we didn't get that option.

January 6, 2020

We booked for a group of 6 we had a fabulous punter with a great sense of humour so much fun

January 3, 2020

Too short!

February 22, 2018

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Christchurch Attractions

Product ID: 58047