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Punting on the Avon River with Optional Christchurch Gondola and Botanic Gardens Tour provided by Christchurch Tramway

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  • You'll start at
    Punting On The Avon
    2 Cambridge Terrace, Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
    IMPORTANT: Please note scheduling a booking time is required for Punting on the Avon. Please contact us on 03 366 0337 or info@punting.co.nz to organise a time. Guests who arrive without a booking time may have to wait several hours or may not be able to travel if Punting is fully booked on arrival.
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    Christchurch Botanic Gardens
    Avon River
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    Punting on the Avon
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    Punting on the Avon is an elegant, tranquil way to enjoy the river Avon
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    Punting On The Avon
    2 Cambridge Terrace, Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
    IMPORTANT: Please note scheduling a booking time is required for Punting on the Avon. Please contact us on 03 366 0337 or info@punting.co.nz to organise a time. Guests who arrive without a booking time may have to wait several hours or may not be able to travel if Punting is fully booked on arrival.
    See address & details
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Departure Point
Punting On The Avon, 2 Cambridge Terrace, Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
Duration
30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 30-minute Avon River punt ride
  • Caterpillar Botanic Garden tour (if option selected at time of booking)
  • Tram Tour of Christchurch (if option selected at time of booking)
  • Entry/Admission - Punting on the Avon
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Transport to/from the attractions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please dress warmly and wear comfortable shoes
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • The Punting boats are low in the River therefore you are required to bend down very low
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Cheri wrote a review Apr 2020
19 contributions2 helpful votes
We did not do the punting but did greatly enjoy touring the gardens. They are among the nicest gardens I have ever visited with massive trees, a wide diversity of plants, the winding Avon River and enticing paths. The museum on the grounds is also a great natural and cultural
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Date of experience: March 2020
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leroySUk wrote a review Feb 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand188 contributions50 helpful votes
Booked this for the wife's birthday present. The trip starts at antigua boatsheds. Trip is roughly 45 mins up the Avon river and back again. Your punter gives you some background to the local attractions. Beautiful setting and very picturesque. We done the private booking as
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Kylie B wrote a review Jan 2020
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Absolutely fantastic. Highly recommend. Staff were fantastic and very accommodating. Any time of day would be enjoyable.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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NerdOwl wrote a review Dec 2019
Centurion, South Africa5 contributions
We thoroughly enjoyed the relaxing punting on the Avon River. The view of Hagley Park on one side and the Botanical Gardens on the other with the different types of ducks swimming around made it even more enjoyable. The Botanical Gardens Tour definitely made our trip to the
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Date of experience: December 2019
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k0sm056 wrote a review Dec 2019
Kelowna, Canada835 contributions113 helpful votes
nice little river through the city park. Nice touch to rent or see the boats being punted on the river.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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About the operator

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By: Christchurch Tramway
ldewson65
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10/10 touring
The drivers were fantastic. Full of local knowledge and just general information. Thoroughly recommend it
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J0Parker
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Great way to see the city centre
loved hearing the guides as we travelled around the city centre - interesting to hear about the rebuild and history
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BT-Bear
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Fun ride on the trams
A great way to spend the day looking around Christchurch, Hp - on -hop -off tram is a fun ride through the CBD and
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Harley2010-11
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First day in Christchurch
Had a few hours spare after arriving early in Christchurch. Purchased passes and away we went. Fantastic way to see
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Familylifenz
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Such a lovely outing
A great way to see Christchurch especially after the quake. Lots of new builds and you can hop on and off
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cyongyv
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Great trip
W caught the tram from the main station and just used it to hop on/off for the day. Stopped at the art gallery and
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raineykl
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fun
this was a very good way to get about the city and learn about it. especially as we keep getting lost. the drivers
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964francess
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Excellent in every way- great setting, food, wine and staff.
Really fun evening, right from start to finish. The interior of the tram was beautifully done out. Great food with
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Sightseer33544945789
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Nice scenic view of the city, bit steep the price
A nice slow meandering tour through the city with a operator constantly giving notes about local buildings and thei
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C K M
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A trip to remember
As well as the expected sights, you'll see community groups engaging in their day to day activities, shopping preci
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cooteswhanau
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Nice way to get around
Went for a team ride just for the experience and absolutely enjoyed the ride. Good way to see the inner city and w
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Sassysas1970
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Excellent way to get around Christchurch
Wonderful way to explore the city and its highlights. We did a whole circuit first, around 50 mins then hopped on a
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Oldvan
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Great conductor
Grandson wants to go again! We took our grandson to Chch a few years ago and did the tram, gondola and margaret mah
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JennyForbes
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Knowledgeable drivers
The hop on and off tram experience was very worthwhile, but start as early as the trams start as later they are ver
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Mallorhead
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Fantastic
This was such a great way to see and learn about the city. We were on the original Christchurch one 178. The driver
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  • Duration: 30m
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