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Avon River

Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-366 0337
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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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  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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+64 3-366 0337
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"botanical gardens"
in 32 reviews
"brown trout"
in 4 reviews
"weeping willows"
in 5 reviews
"hagley park"
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"lovely stroll"
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"earthquake memorial"
in 4 reviews
"feed the ducks"
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"the heart of the city"
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"mature trees"
in 4 reviews
"gondola ride"
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"sunny day"
in 5 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
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"new zealand"
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"punt"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After a long day touring, my mother and I enjoyed a stroll along the Avon River through the botanical gardens. It was lovely watching the boats pass by and the ducks swimming while sitting on a bench. The willow trees were especially pretty (or at...More

Thank Florida-Traveler-US
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This river is lovely. It was mostly clean but it would be difficult to keep all rubbish away. It was good to see constant maintenance and weeding.

Thank YLisette
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wanna experience the river of life here, take a walk along here and experience it yourself the clean river environment.

Thank joanadventure
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

visited Christchurch before but never got to go on the Punts. very relaxing time and we had a really entertaining man on the pole

Thank Pamikki
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a punting tour down the Avon through the botanical gardens. I was a lovely peaceful trip with sightings of many water birds and plants. We enjoyed it very much.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As I hail from Cambridge in England I was intrigued by the similarity of the Avon to the River Cam. It was lovely to stroll by the river through the gardens. In the evening there was a lantern display along part of the river which...More

Thank BBTrisha
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can punt on this winding river which runs through the very heart of the city. Earthquake memorial is on its side close to the boathouse for the punts. Will be even better when the rest of the city nearby finally ceases to be a...More

Thank ChrisJS51
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This river runs through the city center. Spots along the river are clogged with construction due to the 2010 earthquake.

Thank Phil S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Which either side of Christchurch you live or a staying on the Avon River you’re won’t be far from this beautiful attraction. Take a walk along the banks, pack a picnic or have a boat trip down her it’s such a lovely part of Christchurch...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At one end is Hagley parks and the Botanic Gardens, other end the edge of the city, wonderful place to go, look and enjoy

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Egg M
8 April 2017|
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Response from fludlle | Reviewed this property |
Hey there, you can pretty much just pick any part of the river and take a nice walk along it, take a look on google maps! It runs right through the the city so in the city parking would need to be paid for, my favourite... More
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