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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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  • Very good40%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
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Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-366 0337
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We went on a boat ride it was so nice just to sit back and watch the city flow by, yes noisy in places it was still lovely

Thank AngeChris2011
Reviewed 5 days ago

All tourists should try punting in Christchurch. Truly enjoyed the experience. Children will love this experience. Great way to sight-see the beautiful gardens. Lots of nice ducks on the river while punting too.

Thank LovellaRWS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our punt ride on the Avon. The little boat is comfortable, easily accessed for anyone who can step on, and the boatmen are simply delightful telling their passengers great anecdotes and history as well as pointing out thngs of interest along the...More

Thank Charmaine3952
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great feature of Christchurch as it meanders and winds through the city and Hagley Park plus the botanical gardens. It's also possible to hire a punt and guide to be transported back in time along the central part of the. River. It...More

Thank Fiona T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The river meandering through the city and its parks has beautiful scenery on it's banks and some beautiful bridges . As you walk along at many places you see small birds including ducks that give sound to the scenery .

Thank pilgrim_gsa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was such a pleasure to stroll along this pretty stream with it's birdlife and beautiful trees, it must do a lot to restore the soul of the locals living with the aftermath and all the rebuilding.

Thank 516Lorelei
Reviewed 14 June 2017

We are so lucky to have a river running through the centre of our city and it will become a focal point as we regenerate the City since the earthquakes 2011.

Thank Boobaby62
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

This is yet another location high on my list that I enjoy brining various visitors to Christchurch. It's such a tranquil walk and provides so many photo opportunities. My daughter insisted on taking selfies, which is like a self portrait style photo. I found it...More

Thank reginaphalanges
Reviewed 16 May 2017

is good to have a walk through the parks and take photos on a nice weather day. Also this si one of the many, free outdoor things to see in the city.

Thank Carla_M86
Reviewed 14 May 2017

The ruver is a great place to stroll along when in the city and has been restored with seating and good planting. Nicer than spending time shopping!

Thank Salcheltenham
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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