Punting on the Avon

Boating in Christchurch

If rowing your own boat down the Avon sounds a bit too much like hard work, why not relax in a flat-bottomed punt while a strapping lad in Edwardian clobber glides you peaceably through the Botanic Gardens? Tours depart year-round from the Antigua Boat Sheds; during the warmer months alternative trips run from sites at Mona Vale and Worcester Bridge.