Summer or winter, glide along the peaceful Avon River in Christchurch, wrapped in luxury, as a skilled boatperson propels you through a romantic wonderland. In spring and summer the sunbeams sparkle and ducklings dive; in autumn and winter the river-level view provides magical photographs.
“Welcome aboard,” says your punter, dressed in striped blazer, braces, and wearing the straw hat known as a boater. Punting on the Avon is one of the iconic tourist attractions in Christchurch. Like punting at Oxford and Cambridge in England, our punting experience uses flat-bottomed boats with no keel, pushed by a pole. The punter stands on a platform at the end. The passengers sit low down, although high seats can be installed for your comfort and convenience. We supply blankets, umbrellas and even hot water bottles, so you feel snug if it gets chilly.
Admire trailing willows and the Christchurch Botanic Gardens, return the waves from children and picnickers, choose to bring your own picnic, if you wish – this is “messing about in boats” the way it ought to be. Relax on velvet cushions and let your troubles melt away.
Punting on the Avon River
To contact us:
Phone: +64 3 366 0337