**Punting on the Avon** is one of the most iconic **sightseeing attractions** in **Christchurch** operating from the historic **Antigua Boat Sheds**. Step aboard a classic punt boat and settle in to watch the world go by as an Edwardian punter glides you expertly down the winding **Avon River** past some of Christchurch’s most picturesque botanic gardens and some of it’s most cherished landmarks. Each season presents its own unique scenery, in winter the **punting experience** is made even more magical with glistening snow lining the riverbanks. Warm blankets and hot water bottles are kindly provided in the cooler months to keep passengers extra snugly! **Punting on the Avon** is a unique **sightseeing tour of Christchurch** experiencing the Garden City from a new perspective. Meander peacefully under the city’s ornate historic bridges, past the trailing willow trees and the abundant wildlife on the riverbanks. Each corner brings a new idyllic scene – perfect for avid photographers! This **Christchurch activity** offers a refined, relaxed and romantic experience, riding in comfortable velvet cushioned seats and accompanied by a friendly and knowledgeable Edwardian guide. It is more than just a ride on the river it is the best way to see the sights of the Garden City and is a unique experience you will never forget!
The reception is very nice
The reception is very nice. The driver is very gentle. Almost everything is perfect. The only thing I can think of is about the booking. Despite the fact that I can use the voucher freely from 10:00am-04:00pm on the day I booked my event, I will be better if I can select the time I want to punt in advance to reduce the time customers have to wait for their own boats. In return, the boat company can also charge 1 or 2 dollars more for the change of the booking time!
Went on this great tour recently with my boyfriend
Went on this great tour recently with my boyfriend, we were on a nice NZ getaway adventure and trying to do all of the must do activities. I really enjoyed the traditional feel of this experience, the punters were all dressed excellently which made the experience fun. Even though it was raining when we went down the river it was still a very beautiful and relaxing trip. Only thing is that maybe there could have been a touch more information about the river from the guide, Many other activities like this that I undertook in NZ had lots of information about the surrounding area, I'm a fan of learning as much as I can about where I'm visiting. Our punter was super friendly and we talked about other things instead making it was still a very nice experience. Very relaxing and peaceful, a great idea if you want to just take a break and enjoy Christchurch.
I did this tour pre Earthquake and it was so beautiful and relaxing
I did this tour pre Earthquake and it was so beautiful and relaxing. I do believe that the river was un-affected in the quake and has fully re-opened so I can only imagine it would be the same. A must-do experience if visiting Christchurch I think.