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Essential Info

To contact us:

Phone: +64 3 366 0337

Email: info@punting.co.nz

We have two landing sites; City and Park. Please ensure that you arrive at the right location when your punt ride has been pre-arranged.

  • Park Landing Site: Antigua Boat Sheds, 2 Cambridge Terrace
  • Christchurch City Landing Site: Worcester Bridge, Worcester St (currently closed for winter)

Our punts hold up to 10 people. For bookings of more than 10 people we recommend two punts.

We are open 365 days of the year (25th December 10am - 4pm).

Please note that from 10th April 2014 the City branch will be closed due to unforseen circumstances. We are looking forward to re-opening the City branch upon completion of in-river works by October 2014.

Park Landing Site:

  • Winter Hours (1st May to 31st September): 10am - 4pm
  • Summer Hours (1st October to 30th April): 9am - 6pm

City Landing Site:

  • Winter Hours (1st April to 30 September): Closed for in-river works
  • Summer Hours (1st October to 31st March): 10am - 4pm

Punting on the Avon suits all ages. You enter and leave the punt by stepping onto a secure platform. The circuit takes approximately 30 minutes. Children on Welcome Aboard attractions must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Dress warmly on the day you go punting, and wear comfortable shoes.

For your safety and comfort we provide blankets, umbrellas, and in winter a cosy hot water bottle from the Park Landing Site. 

Make the most of your day! — Consider these itineraries

Half day itinerary

Experience the tranquility of Hagley Park, or the changing face of Christchurch as you go Punting through the ‘red zone’. We’ll keep you snug with rugs and hot water bottles in winter, and in all seasons be sure to bring a coat in case you need it! To complete your half day take a Caterpillar Botanic Gardens Tour on board our electric ‘Caterpillar’ shuttle and ride to the top of the hills on The Christchurch Gondola to take in the fantastic views. All three options can be experienced by purchasing our combos, saving you money and time!

Full day itinerary

Experience Christchurch with us! Board our luxury coach for an interactive and fun guided tour of Christchurch. Our driver will pick you up from your accommodation on request. Let us show you the best Christchurch has to offer; beautiful parks and gardens, quaint seaside suburbs and superb views of the city and surrounds.

Your tour also includes Christchurch’s four premium attractions – Punting on the Avon, The Christchurch Gondola, The Caterpillar Botanic Gardens Tour, and The Christchurch Tram . It’s the very best way to enjoy Christchurch at the best price!

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Two day itinerary

On day one experience Christchurch with us! Board our luxury Grand Tour coach for an interactive and fun guided tour of Christchurch. Our driver will pick you up from your accommodation on request. Let us show you the best Christchurch has to offer; beautiful parks and gardens, quaint seaside suburbs and superb views of the city and surrounds.

Your tour also includes Christchurch’s four premium attractions – Punting on the Avon, The Christchurch Gondola, Caterpillar Botanic Gardens Tour and The Christchurch Tram . It’s the very best way to enjoy Christchurch at the best price!

The next day take the Hanmer Connection shuttle bus to Hanmer Springs (ph 0800 242 663). Your 90 minute journey passes through beautiful scenery and you can be delivered to the Thrillseekers river base or directly to the town centre. Thrillseekers Adventures has something for everybody! Jet Boat the entire length of the spectacular Waiau River Gorge. Enjoy our relaxed Rafting trip, suitable for families. Bungy jump from the 135 year old Ferry Bridge. Challenge the terrain, with river crossings, dust, dirt and excitement on a Quad Bike. Challenge a friend to Paintball or go Claybird Shooting with a real shotgun. Then head to the town on our free shuttle and bask in the famous hot pools at the end of your day! Return to Christchurch on the Hanmer Connection or stay longer and do more….

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an image Punting Prices
Adult $25
Child (5-15 years) $12
Child (under 5 years) FREE

Family
(2 adults, up to 3 children)

$65

 

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Punting duration: 30mins

Meet at Antigua Boat Sheds or Worcester Street Bridge

(Please note that Worcester Street Bridge City branch is currently closed for winter)

 

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