NZ 2016 – Day 2 – Christchurch – Part 1 – August 2016 – Punting on the Avon

Punting

When I was at the i-Site the day before, I got a ticket for punting on the Avon. As they couldn’t book me a seat, they said to get to the boat sheds before 10am to see if I could get an early seat.

Getting there

I left my hotel about 8:30 and started to make my way slowly towards to boat sheds.

View from the hotel

View from the hotel

View from the hotel

View from the hotel

I headed down Cashel Street,

Cashel Street

Cashel Street

Cashel Street

Cashel Street

Cashel Street

Cashel Street

Cashel Street

Cashel Street

Cashel Street

Walked along the Avon River,

Avon River

Avon River

Avon River

Avon River

Avon River

Avon River

Avon River

Avon River

Avon River

Avon River

Avon River

Avon River

And waited for the boatsheds to open.

Waiting

I got to the boatsheds about 9am and got myself onto the first punt of the day leaving a bit before 10. This meant I had about an hour to kill so I wandered around the area.

Antigua Boat Sheds

Antigua Boat Sheds

Antigua Boat Sheds

Antigua Boat Sheds

Antigua Boat Sheds

Antigua Boat Sheds

Antigua Boat Sheds

Antigua Boat Sheds

Antigua Boat Sheds

Antigua Boat Sheds

Antigua Boat Sheds

Antigua Boat Sheds

Antigua Boat Sheds

Antigua Boat Sheds

Antigua Boat Sheds

James Edward Fitzgerald Statue
James Edward Fitzgerald Statue
James Edward Fitzgerald Statue
James Edward Fitzgerald Statue
Cashel Street & Bridge of Remembrance
Cashel Street & Bridge of Remembrance
Botanical Gardens
Botanical Gardens
Botanical Gardens
Botanical Gardens

Around the Antigua Boat Sheds

Around the Antigua Boat Sheds

Punting

At 9:40 we headed off – there was me, and one other girl. Turns out she was also from Sydney and was doing a bus tour as well, but only the south island. We figured we would probably be on the same bus tour!

The cruise down the river went for over an hour and was nice and leisurely. The punt driver (is that what they’re called???) knew the river well and pointed things out to us along the way. It was only about 10 degrees on the river, so I’m glad I had my jacket.

Punting on the AvonPunting on the Avon

Punting on the Avon

Punting on the Avon

Punting on the Avon

Punting on the Avon

Punting on the Avon
Blossoms

Punting on the Avon

Punting on the Avon

Punting on the Avon

Punting on the Avon

Punting on the Avon

Punting on the Avon

Punting on the Avon - Paradise Duck
Punting on the Avon – Paradise Duck

Punting on the Avon

Punting on the Avon

Punting on the Avon

Punting on the Avon

Punting on the Avon
Punting on the Avon – Australian Eucalyptus Tree

Punting on the Avon

Punting on the Avon

Punting on the Avon

Punting on the Avon

Punting on the Avon

Punting on the Avon

Punting on the Avon

Punting on the Avon

Punting on the Avon

Map

This is the map of where I walked and the punting.

Punting Map
Punting Map
Punting Map Legend
Punting Map Legend

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Punting on the Avon, Christchurch, New Zealand

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