Christchurch and Canterbury Sights

Antigua Boat Sheds & Cafe

  • 2 Cambridge Terr. Map It
  • Christchurch
  • Marina/Pier/Dock

Published 08/30/2016

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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 paddleboats 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 a while at the boat shed's licensed café (open for breakfast and lunch) with a deck overlooking the Avon.

Sight Information


2 Cambridge Terr., Christchurch, Canterbury, 8013, New Zealand

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03-366–5885-boat shed; 03-366–6768-café

Sight Details:

  • Single canoe NZ$12 per hr, double canoe NZ$24 per hr, rowboat NZ$24 per ½ hr (3–4 people), paddleboat NZ$25 per ½ hr (minimum 2 people). Bike hire: NZ$10 per hr, NZ$30 all day

Published 08/30/2016


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