Punting, Wine & Botanic Garden

Board your coach in Akaroa and then sit back and relax as you enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Banks Peninsula on your drive to Melton Estate Winery. Here, enjoy a tasting platter and sample some local wine. Melton Estate is a boutique winery that produces award winning wines and a beautiful venue to enjoy your light lunch. Then re-join your coach and continue into Christchurch. In Christchurch, 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 the Edwardian punter gently glides you down the river. Then join the “Caterpillar,” an electric, open-air shuttle that will take you on a guided tour through the Christchurch Botanic Gardens. Make sure to bring your camera to take photos of this picturesque setting. Then board your coach for your return journey to Akaroa. Please note Christchurch is approximately 90 minutes from Akaroa. Tour order may vary.
  • Tour Code


  • Location


  • Activity Types

    Sightseeing / City Tour

  • Experience Types

    Culture & History

  • Duration

    7 hours

  • Fitness Level


  • Price

    Adult from $249.99
    Children (12 & under) from $189.99

  • Lunch included!

Great pictures to be captures on the scenic drive to and from Christchurch.


Enjoy some local wine and a tasting platter of meat and cheese at Melton Estate Winery.
To make your day as enjoyable as possible please ensure that you wear comfortable flat-soled shoes, clothing suited to the weather conditions, a hat, SPF30+ or higher factor sunscreen and bottled water. The scenic drive to and from Christchurch is approximately 90 minutes.

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