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Antigua Boat Sheds & Cafe

Antigua Boat Sheds & Cafe Review

Built for the Christchurch Boating Club in 1882, this green-and-white wooden structure is the last shed standing of a half dozen that once lined the Avon. On sunny days, punts, canoes, and paddle boats take to the river paddled by visitors and families alike. Join them by renting a boat and taking a champagne picnic into the Botanic Gardens or farther up into the woodlands of Hagley Park. After exploring the waterway you can hire a bike for more action or rest awhile at the boat shed's licensed café (open for breakfast and lunch) with a deck overlooking the Avon.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Cambridge Terr., Christchurch, 8013 | Map It
  • Phone: 03/366–5885; 03/366–6768
  • Cost: Single canoe $NZ12 per hr, double canoe $NZ24 per hr, rowboat $NZ24 per 1/2 hr (3–4 people), paddle boat $NZ25 per ½ hr (minimum 2 people) Bike hire: $NZ10 per hr, $30 all day.
  • Hours: Dec.–Apr., daily 9–4:30; May–Nov., daily 9–4
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  • Location: Christchurch
Updated: 02-26-2014

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