"Go Punting!" Punting the Avon River Tip by sunshinejo

Punting the Avon River, Christchurch: 13 reviews and 17 photos

  The Avon River, Christchurch
by sunshinejo

The Avon River which runs through Christchurch's Botanical Gardens is absolutely stunning, and when we saw people boating on it, we couldn't resist giving it a go. There are 3 options if you want to take a boat out on the river: you can relax as someone takes you out punting for 30-60 minutes; you can rent either single or double canoes; or you can rent a pedalo. We went for the canoe option, and spent a rather hilarious hour trying, very unsuccessfully, to master the art of paddling in a straight line! We rented from a company called Antigua Boat Sheds, and it cost us $14 to hire a double canoe for an hour. They also rent out paddle boats ($14 per half hour) and row boats ($12 per half hour).

Address: 2 Cambridge Terrace
Phone: 03 366 5885
Website: http://www.boatsheds.co.nz

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 20, 2005
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