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Address: Christchurch, New Zealand
Phone Number: 033660337
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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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Punting on the Avon River with Optional...
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$88*
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Grand Tour of Christchurch Including Botanic Gardens, Gondola and Hop-On...
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Surrounded by so much devastation, here is a wonderful green space and peaceful river flowing through the center of the city. A wonderful place to walk, relax, or enjoy a sandwich.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Naples, Florida

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Naples, Florida
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524 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Surrounded by so much devastation, here is a wonderful green space and peaceful river flowing through the center of the city. A wonderful place to walk, relax, or enjoy a sandwich.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely stroll along the avon river ,it was late it day when I went but there is normally punters going down the river

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Tadworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Finally rebuilding work has commenced on this iconic part of Christchurch. Once completed I am sure it will attract many more visitors than before.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This river/stream is clear but polluted with run off from many areas of the town. would not recommend for families.

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Mankato, Minnesota
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266 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While the 2011 earthquake has damaged some of the river walk, it is a lovely stroll still, especially by the Botanical Gardens. It is peaceful and pending the season in bloom. It will rest your soul and put your mind at ease. I highly recommend it. If you are up for spending some money, take a gondola.

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Thank savedade
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the punting on the Avon. What a nice way to see the river, the botanic gardens and the historical buildings around the Avon. Good work. And the historical boat shed was really well presented. A thoroughly enjoyable morning.

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Gold Coast, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Relaxing couple of hours the staff were knowledge courtesy nearly fell asleep that how relaxed we were defintley a must

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Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely to amble along the banks or sit back and listen to the ducks fighting and squabbling over a morsel of bread, on a sunny day in Christchurch.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have always loved the Avon River that winds it way through Christchurch. Lovely to picnic beside or even hire a punt and float for a while.

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Brisbane Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the first activity that we did in Christchurch having flown in that morning. The Avon is a narrow winding river in the city of Christchurch and has lovely low bridges, birds and plants alongside, a magnificent new playground at the edge and punting on the river is a lovely way to learn about the history of the city... More 

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