This is your opportunity to experience Two iconic Christchurch City attractions. Whether you are from far afield or a Canterbury local, these two awesome experiences are sure to give you a unique perspective on the Garden City.
An unmissable Christchurch experience, the Gondola offers stunning unique views of the city, Lyttelton Harbour and beyond from our summit station situated atop the Port Hills. A great family-friendly spot to explore for locals and visitors, a visit to the Gondola is a must-do activity. Take in the spectacular 360-degree views and see Christchurch from a different perspective: gaze at the snow-capped Southern Alps, sprawling Canterbury Plains and the sparkling waters of Pegasus Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The summit station offers plenty to entertain: explore the many walking tracks and wide open spaces amidst fresh air, learn about the history of the area on the Christchurch Discovery ride (entry is free with your Gondola ticket or Annual Pass), and indulge in a spot of shopping at our well-priced gift shop. Sit back and take in the fantastic views with a snack from the licensed Red Rock Café.
An iconic Christchurch activity not to be missed. Admire the beautiful Christchurch Botanic Gardens as you are expertly guided gently along the Avon River on our Edwardian-style Punting tour.
Departing from the Antigua Boat Sheds, glide through the tranquil Botanic Gardens. Punting tours are set aboard handcrafted flat-bottomed boats, poled along by your Punter from the platformed till at the rear end of the boat. An ideal group or family activity, Punting on the Avon is an eco-friendly way to relax and enjoy Christchurch from a different perspective.
Why is this Chuffed Worthy?
The Green & White Antigua boat sheds in Christchurch are far more than just a departure point & a spot for a pretty picture, they’re a Christchurch icon, that have stood the test of time, and mother nature, to remain stoic & standing today. The Sheds were built in 1882, and are the perfect base for your leisurely punt on the Avon River. Enjoy the Garden City from a unique & utterly relaxing perspective as you effortlessly (for you anyway) glide along the clear waters.