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Picturesque small parkland on the Avon

Victoria Square is a picturesque small parkland on the banks of the Avon River. Very tranquil area that is very well maintained. Nice statues of both Capt Cook and Queen Victoria... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Tony W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Victoria Square is a picturesque small parkland on the banks of the Avon River. Very tranquil area that is very well maintained. Nice statues of both Capt Cook and Queen Victoria as well as an interesting bridge over the Avon.

Thank Tony W
Amberley, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

Even though certain areas of the park and surrounds are in the rebuild process there is still much to see and many decorative surrounds and monuments

Thank DavidGA986
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016

Christchurch is excellent choice to relax around Victoria Square. It is not a crowded and big compare to other cities.

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Byron Bay, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015 via mobile

Not overly big and not much to it but it was nice not many people there and a lot of construction about but thats christchurch i guess, it was ok

Thank RobDog33
Tel Aviv, Israel
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015

Unfortunately, the place was totally deserted when we visited in the late afternoon. There was hardly any lights to ease the way in the darkness and the statues' somber faces only added to the gloomy and sad atmosphere. Must've been much more cheerful before the earthquake.

Thank TheShis
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609 reviews
508 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015

The few days that we stayed in Christchurch, we used this square as our passage everyday. It's a peaceful beautiful square. There are two statues there, one is Queen Victoria and the other one is Captain James Cook. The Avon river runs through this square, making the square more lovely and serene. We like to take breaks there and we... More 

Thank faithandhope2live
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2015

This is a small urban park in the CBD, has a statue and an historic bridge over the Avon river but not really a destination for anything. Sometimes used for special events , better going to Hagley botanic gardens.

Thank Tim1071
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2015

During Summertime Victoria Square is a lovelly piece of inner city green. River banks, fountain, historic statues, lovelly trees and a little of Christchurch's history is displayed. You can buy an icecream from the van, as many do. Sometimes musicians play.

Thank BevanjP
Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2015

There is no place on TA to review events, but for any visitors to Chch in the next three weeks (with or without any interest in cricket) I recommend you visit the fanzone in Victoria Square during any ICC World Cup game. There are bouncy castles for the kids, food & drinks to buy as well as a giant screen... More 

Thank zhuhai2007
Braughing, Ware United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2015 via mobile

It is difficult to imagine the square and gardens before the devastating earthquake three years ago. So much is fenced off because of dangerous structures that the beauty is lost. The main thing that struck me was the gardens are still beautifully attended and look great with the flowers.

Thank ChefCliveM

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