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Address: Christchurch, New Zealand
Activities: Viewing foliage, Viewing wildlife
Description: A unique part of the city, the Avon River sustains a diverse plant and...
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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$19*
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Punting on the Avon River with Optional Christchurch Gondola and...

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pretty little spot

go punting on the avon! its a pretty little sight, picnic by the side under the shade of the trees and enjoy an afternoon

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

go punting on the avon! its a pretty little sight, picnic by the side under the shade of the trees and enjoy an afternoon

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San Diego, CA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

When you're starting to feel depressed because of the destruction around you that still exists from the 2010 & 2011 earthquakes, this beautiful refuge is there to rescue your senses. Beautiful gardens, lovely trees, slow moving water, and those willows!

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Moscow, Russia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

you can rent a boat next to botanical gardens and to have a 19century experience wearing traditional clothes

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This tree lined river has always flowed through the city and is gorgeous in any season but is especially vivid in Autumn. Following the river through the city will take you on a lovely walk and past a number of interesting places to stop

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Hamilton, Canada
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50 reviews 50 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I had many lovely walks along the Avon River on my trip to Christchurch. It is full of cute ducks and leads you in the Botanical Gardens.

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Amberley, New Zealand
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87 reviews 87 reviews
43 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The Avon River meandering through the heart of the city is more tranquil than before the earthquake (holiday weekend) as there are most of the residences and businesses have been demolished with just open spaces. A beautiful place to pass the time of day and to reflect. A trip on a gondola is another option to pass the time on... More 

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

It's just lovely to see by the river and rest after walking through the damaged city. Very calm and peaceful by the river especially in the gardens.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The river flowing through the city is a peaceful and tranquil sight. Sit and enjoy the tranquillity or go for a gondola ride.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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97 reviews 97 reviews
35 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

There are many areas which you can cross and or discover the quiet beauty of the Avon river. You can even sit back on a boat as a person quietly punts it down the river. Ideally one just sits on the banks with a good book in the sun listening to the ducks around you.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

I have now walked round the Avon last year & this. Still never go to go Punting on the Avon. Which looks like good fun. Everybody seemed to be having a really good time on it. Nice place to picnic & just watch the world go buy!

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