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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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So relaxing and lovely commentary

Loved my wee punting down the Avon, so relaxing and great price!! I have been 4 times and can't wait to go again :)

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 December 2016
Skye T
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Christchurch, New Zealand

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Loved my wee punting down the Avon, so relaxing and great price!! I have been 4 times and can't wait to go again :)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Great way to relax and unwind and take in the beautiful botanic gardens that the Avon river winds through. Harry was more than happy to entertain us with some trivia about the local area as well which was much appreciated. Unfortunately, trying to sell heavily marked up photos after the ride is not a great way to finish things. Still... More 

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WelcomeAboardCHCH, General Manager at Punting on the Avon, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to experience a punt ride on the Avon with us! Harry has been a fantastic addition to the team this summer and is a trivia sponge who likes nothing better than imparting interesting titbits on visitors to the city. The photos that we sell at the end of the ride are optional extras and I... More 

Eastcote, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Run by the extremely polite and friendly young men this is a Christchurch experience not to be missed. Make your way the the Boat sheds on the River Avon just a short walk from the centre and the museum to join the experience. If you have not booked on line - then do do!! Or go to the Punt office... More 

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WelcomeAboardCHCH, General Manager at Punting on the Avon, responded to this review

Thank you kindly for posting a review for punting. You covered almost all information a potential customer would need to know. The Boatshed Cafe is a great place to unwind before or after your ride and, even if you do have a booking, i would recommend spending some time there to soak up the ambiance of the history that surrounds... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

This is a rewally nice way to start being avquainted with these beautiful gardens. We went on a chilly morning. Best to call in advance on day itself to book yur specified time to avoid waiting. We were glad to be given warm blankets on that chilly morning. Our punter Takumi from Japan was courteous, funny and knowledgeable. It was... More 

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WelcomeAboardCHCH, General Manager at Punting on the Avon, responded to this review

Thank you kindly for writing up a review for Punting. As you mentioned, booking is highly recommend to ensure that you will not have to wait for any considerable length of time. During summer any time of day can be popular, so please do call ahead to ensure that the ride will fit in with your travel plans around the... More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We went punting and it was drizzling quite heavy but we were kept dry as they provided umbrellas and waterproof blankets, such a nice activity! Recommend it esp on a sunny day

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WelcomeAboardCHCH, General Manager at Punting on the Avon, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear that the weather was rather damp for your punt ride; but I am very happy that you still enjoyed the experience with us all the same! Now that we are truly in summer, the chances of sunny weather are in our favour. Maybe we will get a chance to take you along the Avon in... More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

This was such a lovely afternoon punting down the Avon with the cheerful oarsman. It was so picturesque and almost like we were in England. We bought tickets as part of the Christchurch pass - this was the only activity we had to prebook but easy to book online.

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WelcomeAboardCHCH, General Manager at Punting on the Avon, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your review with the travelling community. Any comparison to the home of punting (England) is very favourably received. Christchurch's Avon river's scenery shares striking similarities with fellow Avon's back in the UK, and seeing the punts ambling along it sells the illusion well. Thank you again for posting your review! More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

This was a beautiful relaxing time punting down the Avon scenery great , host informative was s fun afternoon

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WelcomeAboardCHCH, General Manager at Punting on the Avon, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking a trip with us. If you ever fancy another fun afternoon out along the river, please do come and see us again! More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

The ride was comfortable & the oarsman was very nice & pleasant. He seems knowledgeable on his product matter i.e the park's surroundings & inhabitants 🐣

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WelcomeAboardCHCH, General Manager at Punting on the Avon, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, (I especially like your emoji of the little chick)! We are very glad that you enjoyed your time on the river. Please do come visit us and the river's inhabitants again sometime. More 

Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

There are 2 locations to take Punting. It will end at the same location where you started. On colder days, do wear something warm as the wind can be chilly. Sit in front for the best view. Each Punts holds up to 10 people.

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WelcomeAboardCHCH, General Manager at Punting on the Avon, responded to this review

Thank you for taking some time to review us! I would like to take this opportunity to elaborate on some information regarding locations. Our main location for punting is situated at the Antigua Boatsheds, close to the Botanic Gardens and offers tours around the Gardens. Our other site is currently under some maintenance and may not be operating on certain... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We had the best time this afternoon on the punting on Avon, we only wish it had of gone for longer! The scenery is stunning & the guide gives such a detailed history of the area. We can highly recommend this to everyone.

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WelcomeAboardCHCH, General Manager at Punting on the Avon, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely recommendation; and thank you further for sharing it with others! As punters, we are truly spoiled by spending all day on the river and totally understand your wish to spend as long as possible on the water. If you do come back to visit us, I would recommend taking out a 45 minute... More 

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