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Antigua Boat Sheds
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2 Cambridge Terrace, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
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Reviewed 22 October 2018

My 7 year old son and I hired a kayak for an hour and enjoyed our paddle to the 4th bridge and back. Saw one large trout, lots of ducks and said hello to many people! Staff at the boat sheds super friendly and helpful...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ed R
Reviewed 18 July 2018

On a roasting afternoon in Christchurch, we rented a kayak for an hour. The guys were really friendly and cheery as well as helpful. Its relatively cheap and really pleasant to just wander down the Avon seeing more of the gardens and wildlife.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank chris_foss94
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

Always a joy. Captured someone else having a brilliant time. Spring along the Avon is perfection from a boat.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Mangawhare
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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank The_GR_Blade
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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Satyabrata
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.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank rachel6062017
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.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank CircleTheWorld
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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Gail C
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.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank RajeshShanbhag
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.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Peachie H
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