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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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Loved "Punting on the Avon"

This is a great little activity to do. It departs from this amazing old boat house... our guide was great. A must do.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Los Angeles, California

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

This is a great little activity to do. It departs from this amazing old boat house... our guide was great. A must do.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

A beautiful river running through the middle of the city. Catch a gondola if you have a few dollars to spare and really make the most of this lovely river.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 907 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This is a narrow river, going through the devastated city of Christchurch. The area surrounding the river banks is sadly partially in ruins, and the river itself provides a glimpse of life and continuity in the city. The water flow is quite slow, which allows locals and tourists hire boats for some paddling on the river.

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Bandung, Indonesia
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I loved watching ducks happily swimming on it. We also rent a canoe, and quietly enjoyed punting along this lovely blue river.

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Porirua, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A lot of interesting work in progress around the avon, can't wait to see the finished product. A pleasant walk on its banks

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The rivers central to the city, you can hire a canoe or have one of the splendid gentlemen take you on a leisurely boat ride as they pole their way through the Botanic gardens, passing families and lovers whiling the day away under the tree canopy. Picnics on the bank are a must or pop into the Boathouse cafe for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

What a relief that this river was untouched by the earthquake. It was still the most reliable landmark when our GPS failed! A bit like going to Ballentines....here I am in the city I knew.

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Gold Coast, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

We took the grandchildren from the boat sheds near enterance to Botanical Gardens for a hour hour row A geat time as we took some bread for the ducks and had a stroll through the beautiful gardens On a nice day magic

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The Avon river, a river where you can always see the bottom, yes it's clear but it's so shallow, most places you could just about jump across, I don't reccommend it however as it does have steep banks in places. There's always somewhere quiet to relax, sit down relax read a book, nap play a game with the family or... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is such a beautiful part of Christchurch. However it was sobering to see so much quake damage and lovely homes reduced to rubble. Even so the paths and the trees are just beautiful and the fish and ducks are returning in numbers.

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Address: Christchurch, New Zealand
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch

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