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Address: , Christchurch, New Zealand
Phone Number: 033660337
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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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Punting

A lovely and relaxing punt ride along the Avon River. Lots of ducks and our guide was very informative.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Toowoomba, Australia

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Navi Mumbai, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

flows serenely through the city. nice to walk along or just sit and ruminate. pretty and well maintained areas for relaxing

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Toowoomba, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

A lovely and relaxing punt ride along the Avon River. Lots of ducks and our guide was very informative.

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Fort Worth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Even in winter months when there are fewer punters out, this is an idyllic spot in Christchurch. For a moment it is easy to picture yourself in England. The river is small and has several picturesque bridges and boathouses/cafes along the way to enhance your enjoyment.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

whole city is like construction site which is not the nice place to drive here (lots of detour and roads close), on top of that, the noise from the construction is very loud and unbearable even around river. all the nice pictures about Avon river made before earthquake, so don't let pictures to make you think christchurch CBD and river... More 

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Christchurch NZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This meandering spring-fed river is the saving grace for Christchurch City. Best way to experience it is to take a punting trip from Quaint Antigua Boat Sheds. The river is experiencing massive redevelopment as an integral part of Christchurch rebuilds. It's future promises to be fantastic. Visit sections of the river from time to time and discover the improvements. I... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Whilst the Avon in Christchurch is only a small stream meandering through the CBD, it provides a relaxing escape from the bricks and mortar so prevalent in most cities. A must-do walk experience, or ride on one of the boats.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

It is not a big river but is a big stream!! It provides a great centre to the city. At the gardens end and by hospital it is at it best. Within the central part considerable works underway. Some controversial re planting proposed as part of Rebuild. In good weather the punting is a good family activity!

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

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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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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