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Antigua Boat Sheds

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2 Cambridge Terrace, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
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Kayaking in the sun

It was a lovely sunny day and we decided to rent a tandem kayak to explore the river. You rent the... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2018
The_GR_Blade
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Grandville, Michigan
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Canoing on Avon

Stumbled across this place as I biked by the river and took an impromptu canoe ride. It was super... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2018
Satyabrata
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New Delhi
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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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“avon river” (34 reviews)
“resident cat” (5 reviews)
“single kayaks” (2 reviews)
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2 Cambridge Terrace, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
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Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

It was a lovely sunny day and we decided to rent a tandem kayak to explore the river. You rent the kayak for 30 minutes and it comes with the paddles. You basically paddle down to the fourth bridge against the current and then glide...More

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Reviewed 1 May 2018

Stumbled across this place as I biked by the river and took an impromptu canoe ride. It was super fun and cool. You can do canoeing or kayaking with all gears provided by the shed. Though bit pricey perhaps but if you are here for...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

We came here and went kayaking, was an awesome activity, suitable for all ages. Staff were friendly and helped the kids get in and out of the kayaks.

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

The boat sheds offer a lovely 60-minute do-it-yourself expedition by canoe. The paddle down the river is delightful on a sunny day. After your ride, you can enjoy lunch at the adjacent cafe.

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Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

Needed. Snack to golf us over while a-punting we will go and found a tasty, gluten free chocolate brownie - $7. They have varied fare on the menu but the kitchen is currently closed. They have an assortment of drinks, pastries and sandwiches and a...More

Thank Gail C
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

The Antigua Boat Sheds are historical Edwardian style wooden sheds and are over 130 years old. The sheds overlook the Avon river. They are also the point for renting kayaks and for Punting rides on the Avon.

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Reviewed 11 January 2018

A bit pricy but food , portions and service were good. Our group of 6 had fish, lamb sandwich, eggs Benedict, nachos and we all enjoyed it.

Thank Susan H
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Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

One of my favourite places to see in Christchurch! Visiting only once a month and they remember my name and beverage order. Now that's service. Great food and perfect location. A must do when here !

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Our second trip out rowing a boat up the Avon and still great fun. Glorious on a fine day...and if you're nuts you could still have fun on a wet day as well! $35.00 for an hour or $25.00 for 30 minutes...either option is fine....More

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Reviewed 2 August 2017

I often kayak on the Avon via Antigua Boat Sheds. It's so much fun just by myself to wind down or with adult friends or with the kids. Single kayaks are best for control, rather than double. There's adult & child kayaks. There are canoes...More

Thank Astrav
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