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Avon River

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Address: Christchurch, New Zealand
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+64 3-366 0337
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A unique part of the city, the Avon River sustains a diverse plant and...

A unique part of the city, the Avon River sustains a diverse plant and animal life and is a source of many recreational activities.

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Punting the Avon

What a lovely relaxing 45 minute boat ride along the edges of the botanical gardens. So peaceful and fun to watch the ducks. Truly enjoyed it along with the very nice young man... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Bernardsville, New Jersey
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Bernardsville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a lovely relaxing 45 minute boat ride along the edges of the botanical gardens. So peaceful and fun to watch the ducks. Truly enjoyed it along with the very nice young man who was our skipper.

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Mackay, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Avon River is very pretty and seems very clean but I must say I was expecting something slightly bigger. I would describe it as a creek. Having said that, definately worth a look as it is one of those postcard locations

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Lexington, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The River Avon, named after the river in Scotland, is a pleasant stream running through the middle of Christchurch. One can stroll or picnic or sit along its banks, or go punting and have an oarsman row you around. Lots of nice trees by the river as well, so a pleasant place to walk.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not much to be said about a river but this runs through the city and gives a nice peace to the place. There is a list of artworks to be found in the city and a few are in here, Nice to walk along on a sunny day.

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Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful experience and simply relaxing smooth calm water and beautiful scenes around you to enjoy and relax a must experience to do when in Christchurch

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Hirwaun
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This river is a lovely place to walk along or to sit beside. There is an opportunity to ride on a punt long the river ( punting done by young men dressed in Edwardian dress)

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The river flows through the centre of Christchurch. A green route to take on a easy and peaceful walk . You can end up in the botanical gardens.

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Truro, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't personally have a punt on the Avon but were happy watching those who did, plus canoeists and dogs running in and out of the water chasing sticks.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The river is accessible with walking trails on both sides. You can transverse much of the city, going through the Botanic museums, past the Canterbury museum and right through the town, taking side trips to all the major points of interest Get the Avon River Walk book from the information booth to help you plan your walk. It provides key... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The river is a highlight of Christchurch as it meanders through the city. Lots of lovely spots to sit, relax and watch the day go by.

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