Gondola & Punting on the Avon

This is a great way to experience the city from a bird’s eye view at the Christchurch Gondola and then delve in and explore the Avon River while Punting through the Botanic Gardens. Board your coach for a short drive to the Christchurch Gondola cableway one of the main attractions of Christchurch with spectacular views. The Christchurch Gondola will gently lift you to the summit of the Port Hills. From inside the comfort of your cabin, you will enjoy sweeping panoramic vistas of the scenic Canterbury Province. At the summit, view down to Lyttelton and see your ship at berth with stunning scenery. Meet your personal guide as you arrive at the summit where you will be taken into a private event space. Enjoy the commentated history of the region provided by your guide alongside incredible scenery. Then experience the views and the Gondola in your time, have a drink in the café or do some shopping. Then board your motorcoach for a short drive to Christchurch being dropped off at Punting on the Avon. Board your punt, a flat-bottomed boat, and enjoy a leisurely cruise along the Avon River. Sink back into the velvet cushions of your boat as a skilled punter in traditional Edwardian attire gently glides you down the river. Board your coach for return to your cruise ship in Lyttelton.
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  • Duration

    4 hours

  • Price

    Adult from $199.99
    Children (12 & under) from $139.99



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