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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.
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

Wandering along the river in the central part of the city was delightful. The river looks beautifully clean, there are birds around, and gorgeous trees. The riverside landscaping has been done very well indeed -- I assume much of it done since the earthquake hit....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank venividivice
Reviewed yesterday

We were on a two week cruise, and stopped in Christchurch for a day visit. Unfortunately, we were there on Christmas Day, and almost everything was closed down. However, we did have a tour of the City from the Cruise Line (Viking), and it was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Michael F
Reviewed yesterday

worth a walk along the river which winds it way through the city its very clean and you can have a gondala ride on the river the scenery is very pretty

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank brianpfj
Reviewed yesterday

On a hot day the river is a lovely place for locals on their lunch break and tourists looking to unwind and relax.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank PSlowly
Reviewed 6 days ago

Such a pretty River as it meanders throughout Christchurch. Lots of birdlife and if you are lucky you might even spot some fish!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Grandview301
Reviewed 1 week ago

The river is charming. Walk on the river path and read its history. You will be amazed by its history.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank natliec611
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ah, a beautiful tree lined river wandering through the city and through the botanic gar dens. It is reminiscent of Stratford Upon Avon in it's stately beauty. Take a long walk along the banks be calmed and enjoy nature's beauty.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Fisher327
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Avon River winds throughout the city. It’s not a wide river and there are many roads that cross it. So if you are driving around, you will definitely see it. The Avon River runs along part of the Mona Vale Gardens.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Sue M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything about Christchurch is picture book. The gardens, the heritage buildings and in particular the beautiful Avon River which flows right through the middle of town. Christchurch appears to be a re-creation of something ''English'' and its river is its hero attraction. The weather experienced...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank WilliamB826
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small river winds its way throgh the city of Christchurch and you can enjoy a punt along to see a diffrent perspective of Chistchurch.

Date of experience: March 2019
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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