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

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

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  • You'll start at
    Punting On The Avon
    2 Cambridge Terrace, Christchurch Central City, 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 City, 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 City, 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 travelers 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 canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Lize_cn wrote a review Jan 10
Auckland, New Zealand6 contributions1 helpful vote
The punting man was friendly and knowledgeable with his commentary. An enjoyable and relaxing experience. Bring a hat if it is sunny.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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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 Zealand190 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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By: Christchurch Tramway
Annie C
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Breakaway
FANTASTIC Brilliant guide and what an eye opener jump on jump off fantastic way to see Central Christchurch
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Luvinspoonful
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Great fun for everyone
A couple of loops round the central city with interesting talk and enthusiastic staff. You can purchase tickets fro
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MikeBroNZ
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Tour around the City
Enjoyed the trip around the inner city on the Tram. The tour guide was really good, and it was a good opportunity
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thewanderingneko
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Worth it
It thought it’s not worth it because you could definitely go around the city by foot and probably doesn’t need to p
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619jeffry
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Family-friendly tram is worth a trip
Like many other cities with tram networks, Christchurch closed down its trams - the last tram ran in 1954. When the
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MMMedits
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See the City
An ambient journey through the heart of Christchurch City in an original tram with the driver also a tour guide - j
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Lisbeth1601
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Dinner & a tram ride - loved it
Dinner on board the Tram while circling the central city on a beautiful ChCh evening - highly recommended. Definite
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910rachelh
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Great way to see Central Christchurch
Felt it is great value - added it onto our punting ticket last minute. Trip is 50 minutes long un a loop but you ca
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Strickes
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A must - very informative
If in Christchurch this is must. We were first time visitors to Christchurch when we took part in this activity a f
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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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  • Duration: 30m
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