Punting on Avon River
One of the oldest and still most popular things to do in Christchurch is punting down the tranquil Avon River in Christchurch.
Just a short walk from your Riccarton Road motel is an Avon River Punting Tour company that will slowly propel you down the river on a handcrafted, flat-bottomed boat, poled along by an experienced punter.
Punting on the Avon River is seen as the perfect family or group activity and an eco-friendly way to relax and experience Christchurch’s surrounds from another perspective. You have the choice of heading through Christchurch Botanic Gardens and witnessing Christchurch’s flora and fauna at its best, or the alternative route that takes you through the heart of the city.