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Avon River

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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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Punting on the Avon River with Optional Christchurch Gondola and...

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Leisure walk following the river

The Avon River flows through the centre of the city of Christchurch. We took our leisure walking from Victoria Square. We followed the river using Oxford Terrace all the way to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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56 reviews 56 reviews
29 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The Avon River flows through the centre of the city of Christchurch. We took our leisure walking from Victoria Square. We followed the river using Oxford Terrace all the way to Hagley park. The following day we followed the river walk to the East of the city. The trees, the grass, the flowers, birds, the ducks and the bridges created... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

The views of Christchurch and about the Akaroa peninsula are nice. Its is a good idea if you have the time to drive and walk up there for a few hours.

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New York City, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We had a lovely morning punting on the River, with many ducks, flowers and a charming young man doing all the work.

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Newark, Delaware
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37 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

A wonderful walk through a series of small parks. I can only imagine what it must have been like before the quakes. Still a lovely walk in the evening.

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Waikoloa, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The river runs around Hagley Park and it is so pretty and tranquil. There are beautiful trees lining the waterway and water foul enjoying their swim. Take a day to enjoy.

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London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

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
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6 helpful votes 6 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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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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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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