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Avon River

Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-366 0337
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USD 21.03*
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Punting on the Avon River with Optional Christchurch Gondola and Botanic...
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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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Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-366 0337
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A beautiful and tranquil river that just winds its way through this troubled city. Love the place and remember it well before the quake. I did a punt along the river and it gave me a little taste of Britain. Worth the visit.

Thank Youie1966
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Avon River compliments the city and the Botanical Gardens & Hagley Park, very clear, lots of ducks swimming, punting also it runs along many attractions,Kate Sheppard Memorial, Bridge of Remembrance& Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial .

Thank MBB1952
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Avon river gently flows through Christchurch. Many trails follow alongside it. Early morning walks through blooming daffodil patches as the steam rises off the water put your mind at ease. The river really adds a lot to ChCh and should be enjoyed by all!

Thank MoabMic
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whether you're visiting Christchurch or you live here, the river is worth taking notice of because there are lots of pretty things and points of interest along the way. It's a very civilised, English buttoned up sort of a river, really, but charming. It has...More

Thank milliesmum2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

nice river side to chill out with your partner or family. Ponding was also a nice choice if you keen to experience it.

Thank FWils68z
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Try canoe on river, through the park, this is nice small river, that flows through the city of Christchurch

Thank happysheepChina
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Small river running trough Christchurch with several possibilities for a little rest on a bench to enjoy the scenery

Thank Beblibla
Reviewed 2 August 2017

its a small river passing through CBD. people can take a boat ride , which we didnt do. however the gardens around are really nice for a walk and its a beautiful location

Thank maniagni
Reviewed 2 July 2017

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 23 June 2017

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
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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