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Address: 2 Cambridge Terrace, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
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Come aboard your classic Punt at the historic Antigua Boat Sheds landing....

Come aboard your classic Punt at the historic Antigua Boat Sheds landing. Your Edwardian Punter will guide you quietly past trailing willows, woodlands and leafy banks as you absorb the beauty of Christchurch’s Botanic Gardens. Punting on the beautiful Avon River is an iconic Christchurch attraction not to be missed. Each Punting tour is 30 minutes duration with informative commentary, and you are returned to your point of departure.

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Punting on the Avon

We loved this slow, relaxing, ride down the Avon River in Christchurch Botanical Gardens. It felt so British, and the surroundings were beautiful. Our punter, Joe, made the trip... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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El Cajon, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We loved this slow, relaxing, ride down the Avon River in Christchurch Botanical Gardens. It felt so British, and the surroundings were beautiful. Our punter, Joe, made the trip very interesting. I only wish the ride would have been longer.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Punting on the Avon River is famous in Christchurch. It is a tradition from England and locals and tourists enjoy meandering down the slow flowing river through the city gardens and into the inner suburbs. The punt is powered and guided by an experienced punter dressed in traditional costumes of 19th C Victorian England. People enjoy the scenery, sipping wine... More 

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Cheshire England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our tour included punting and we were extremely pleased it did. Our punter was new to to the job and he tried really hard. It was a really relaxing experience and was very interesting to hear about the flora as well as information about Christchurch. This is highly recommended

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the second time we have done this. We are from Aus and brought our friends to NZ for their first time. They loved the experience and so did we. So peaceful, relaxing and the river Avon is so beautiful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely relaxing 45 minute boat ride along the edges of the botanical gardens. So peaceful and fun to watch the ducks. Truly enjoyed it along with the very nice young man who was our skipper.

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Thank 01ritz
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a must! Very relaxing tour. Our guide was superb - he had a great personality and was willing to answer all of our questions. He had a great sense of humour. The photo-packs at the end of the experience were reasonably priced and provided a small booklet that gave you more information on what punting is. Well worth... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Punting on the Avon in Christchurch is great fun. Only $28 for a 30 minute ride and it leaves from a boat house not far from the Museum. At this time of the year most of the young gentleman who "punt" you down the river are university students on holiday. They give you a running commentary as you glide along... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

As you meander your way along the picturesque Avon River, you feel so relaxed n one can imagine being back in England n being on the river Thames. The trip is is so soothing after the hustle n bustle of the city. As you you gently meander along, you can admire the beautiful Botanic gardens n the grassy banks. The... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

We went punting on the Avon just today, it was very relaxing tour. Good for family, friends and lovers.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We went on a private punting tour for our anniversary yesterday and it was just perfect! The weather was great and Tommy our punter made the experience amazing! Just the 2 of us floating up and down the Avon for 45 minutes... Bliss!!

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