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Combo Pass: Punting on the Avon & Christchurch Gondola Ride

By Christchurch Gondola
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Highlights

  • Combo pass featuring 2 top attractions in Christchurch

  • Relaxing punting ride along the tranquil Avon River

  • Friendly punter guide narrates the sights passing by

  • Stunning bird's-eye views from Christchurch Gondola

  • Freedom to experience the attractions on different days

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Guided punting ride on the Avon River

  • What's included

    Christchurch Gondola ride

  • What's included

    Live tour commentary provided in English during the punting ride

Know Before You Book

  • Children 4 and younger are complimentary when accompanied by a paying adult. Children 15 and younger must be accompanied by a paying adult.

  • Activities do not need to be completed on the same day. Your gondola and punting tickets may be redeemed any day within 12 months of your original booked travel date.

  • Punting and gondola rides are shared. You may be riding with other passengers.

  • Reservations are recommended for the punting ride. You will be able to arrange your departure time directly with the supplier after booking.

  • The gondola ride takes place in Heathcote Valley, which is approximately a 15-minute drive from the Christchurch city center. You must make your own way to the meeting point.

  • Hours of operation for Punting on the Avon are 9 AM–6 PM between October and March and 10 AM–4 PM between April and September.

  • Hours of operation for the Christchurch Gondola are 10 AM–5 PM.

What you can expect

Discover Christchurch and its surroundings from 2 very different perspectives—the tranquil Avon River and the majestic Port Hills. Admire the Botanic Gardens or the heart of the city during a relaxing punting ride, and revel in the panoramic views from the sky-high Christchurch Gondola.

Punting on the Avon
See Christchurch from a different perspective as a seasoned punter in traditional Edwardian garb propels you along the serene Avon River. Choose your departure point and glide out in the flat-bottomed boat. Travel through the Christchurch Botanic Gardens to admire the city's famous flora, or wind your way through the burgeoning developments in the heart of the city.

Christchurch Gondola
Make your way to Heathcote Valley for a spectacular gondola ride with 360-degree views over Christchurch and its surroundings. As your gondola climbs over 1,640 feet (500 m) into the Port Hills, gaze out from the panoramic windows at the city skyline, the Canterbury Plains, and the Southern Alps all the way to Lyttleton Harbor and Banks Peninsula. At the summit, you can disembark for a ride through history in the Time Tunnel, relax in the café, or explore the area's variety of walking trails.

Location

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Activity Location

  • Christchurch Canterbury

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Punting on the Avon
  • Antigua Boat Sheds 2 Cambridge Terrace
  • Christchurch Canterbury 8013
  • Christchurch Gondola
  • 10 Bridle Path Road Heathcote Valley
  • Christchurch Canterbury 8022
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