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Punting on the Avon

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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...more
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2 Cambridge Terrace, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The staff are friendly and the men are amazing for controlling the boat, the information about the river and the gardens and it's history was great, the boat ride was very comfortable and beautiful views along the river.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TracyJ1380
Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our 30 minute ride, which we took in the late afternoon on a sunny day. The punter was charming and low-key, and the view of the gardens from the water was lovely. A relaxing treat.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Umfalotta
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Punting on the Avon is a great way to see the Botanical Gardens and this beautiful river especially on a sunny day. There are plenty of ducks and other birds to see and hear as well as lovely plants and flower displays especially around the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mike O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of 6 all ages booked for a half hourr punting on the River Avon. We had a relaxing river trip & saw Christchurch from the river. It rained on & off so umbrellas & showerproff rugs were provided

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Helen C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Did the tour this morning and it was very relaxing. Saw some ducks, baby ducks and beautiful scenery. Highly recommend

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kmariee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a romantic thing to do. It is lovely on a sunny day. The ride is about 30min. I would recommend it for a romantic date.More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank USKKDC
CHCHAttractions, General Manager at Punting on the Avon, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Punting is a very romantic activity and we are glad that you got the opportunity to experience that. If there are any gentleman or ladies reading this who are looking for ideas to impress while courting, organise a punt tour and let the romance happen....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the private 45 min punting trip. What fun! Learning a little about Christchurch from our personable and informative punter Kit and enjoying a relaxing trip down the Avon river. There is a little cafe right next door to pickup a coffee, breakfast or...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 16SusanH
CHCHAttractions, General Manager at Punting on the Avon, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for taking time to write your review. The 45 minute private tour is the way to go if you would like something a little bit more special. It may be a special occasion or you will only be taking a punt tour once...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth doing. Sit back relax and enjoy the calm peace and quiet. One of our party was 85. The staff were so attentive to her needs. Recommend this non stressful activity.More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank chris99323
CHCHAttractions, General Manager at Punting on the Avon, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for posting this review to the community. We are extremely pleased that you enjoyed your time with us and that you appreciated the effort provided to help your 85 year old party member have a stress free time navigating the boat. We hope...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sit back, relax and enjoy the river and nearby gardens as your guide takes you up and down the Avon giving short commentaries along the way as he guides the punt under bridges and along the water.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 58jnapper
CHCHAttractions, General Manager at Punting on the Avon, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for posting your review of Punting! You summarise punting to a T. If anybody ever needed clarification of what Punting is (which often they do) this description is on point. Many thanks for coming out on a tour with us!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely loved this. We had perfect weather to do something always on my wish list. So relaxing to enjoy the beautiful river and surrounding gardens for the 30 minute return trip. Staff were all very friendly and welcoming. Boats are easy to enter and once...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ChristineB472
CHCHAttractions, General Manager at Punting on the Avon, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are really happy to hear that had such a great time out with us! We believe punting is a wonderful experience, no matter the weather, but if you do happen to get the perfect weather then there really is nothing else quite like it!...More

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janetT841IE
28 November 2018|
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Response from BryaanL1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can book a specific time. bookme co nz Punting on the avon You can browse around a few websites that you can book from. This one from bookme allows a specific time.
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Ruju1990
29 January 2017|
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Response from CHCHAttractions | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry. Our Park branch is our main departure point and is located at the Antigua Boatsheds at 2 Cambridge Terrace. This branch is a 5 minute walk from the tram stop opposite the Canterbury Museum. Our... More
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Donna P
18 January 2017|
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Thank you for your enquiry. Officially we cannot endorse alcohol on board the punts as they do travel through a liquor ban zone during the ride. Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions. Kind... More
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