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About Punting on the Avon
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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Imran K wrote a review Dec 2021
Mumbai, India11 contributions3 helpful votes
Awesome thing to do while in christchurch. Amazing hosts, they make the ride enjoyable and funny. They always greet us with a smile, very amicably dressed and soft spoken
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Date of experience: December 2021
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Response from CHCHAttractions, General Manager at Punting on the Avon
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review. It makes us feel extremely happy that you enjoyed our hosting. We try our best to be as accommodating as possible and hearing feedback like this gives us confidence that we are doing the right thing. Please do come back and see us again, it would be a pleasure to take you back out on the river!
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nzkylie wrote a review Oct 2021
waikanae, wellington, new zealand4 contributions3 helpful votes
The staff were lovely and our punter was very informative. Lovely peaceful way to see another aspect of the city.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Response from CHCHAttractions, General Manager at Punting on the Avon
Responded 24 Oct 2021
Many thanks for posting a review of your experience! We are extremely happy that you loved your experience with us, it is great to know people enjoyed their time on the Avon. We would love to see you again, please come back to visit the river sometime.
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Jeffry b wrote a review Sep 2021
Essendon, Australia9313 contributions2909 helpful votes
Christchurch was founded on an Anglican city, with the River Avon at its centre. Punting on the Avon is a Christchurch tradition, the young man with the punt will propel you gently down the Avon. The earthquake was such a disaster, but you can still enjoy punring on the Avan. Christchurch was established in 1856, making it the first official city in New Zeasland,
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Response from CHCHAttractions, General Manager at Punting on the Avon
Responded 12 Oct 2021
Many thanks for posting up a review! I hope that we may see you out on the river sometime soon.
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Stephen S wrote a review Jul 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand23 contributions12 helpful votes
Lovely trip down the Avon. Full praise for our punter Theo who was extremely knowledgeable. Thanks Theo for a memorable trip. Highly recommended
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Response from CHCHAttractions, General Manager at Punting on the Avon
Responded 29 Jul 2021
Thank you for recommending us! Theo is a fantastic young man with a bright future ahead of him. We are extremely lucky to have his talents on the team. I will pass your kind words on to him. Thank you for coming out on the river with us. It would be great to see you out again some day!
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Jani wrote a review Jul 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand38 contributions3 helpful votes
Absolutely Amazing Feeling. From the start until the end I was so happy I chose this attraction. It was quite cold as it was winter and we weren’t so sure whether we should do it. Honestly, it was the best attraction on Christchurch for me. Tom was so amazing and very informative through out the ride - and obviously very kind. Received a hot water bottle and a blanket - It was so comforting. Thanks Tom and also Tim - who had an excellent sense of humour. At the end, we were given photocards … my friend and I bought two. Honestly, thank you thank you and thank you for the amazing punters who do this for us during all climates.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Response from CHCHAttractions, General Manager at Punting on the Avon
Responded 29 Jul 2021
Thank you for your awesome review! We are so happy that we are able to take people out on tours, no matter the climate, and they have an opportunity to experience the beautiful surrounds of the Avon. We are also so happy to have such wonderful team members that do such an amazing job of providing the best experience they can. Your review and custom means so much to us. Thank you, and we hope we might see you again!
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