Destination Aotearoa

Punting on the Avon

See the Avon River and Botanic Gardens from a different perspective with Punting on the Avon! Departing from the historic Antigua Boat Sheds, this guided 30-minute tour glides along the river into the heart of the Botanic Gardens. 

See the river’s flora and wildlife up close from the sturdy and safe handcrafted punt boats and watch the friendly ducks swimming by! And don’t worry – blankets are available on cooler days. Your punter will give you a live commentary about the things you’ll see – just sit back, relax and take in the sights and fresh air. 

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Hanmer Springs Attractions

Get ready for action-packed fun at Hanmer Springs Attractions! There’s a great range of exciting and family-friendly activities to suit all ages, including jet boating, river rafting, canoeing, off-road buggy adventures and paintball, as well as quad biking, clay bird shooting and bungy jumping for adults. 

The health and safety of our customers is central to what we do. We are the only jet boat operator in Hurunui to be awarded a Qualmark Silver award, and we hold an AdventureMark – both awarded by independent safety auditors. 

The company’s base is situated above the picturesque Waiau River and includes a viewing platform, an onsite café, plus plenty of parking. Only 90 minutes’ drive from Christchurch, it’s the perfect option for your next family adventure!

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