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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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beautiful river

reached this at the Victoria square. Beautiful weeping willows along the banks of the shallow river; reminded me of Cambridge, England.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 30, 2015
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

reached this at the Victoria square. Beautiful weeping willows along the banks of the shallow river; reminded me of Cambridge, England.

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Delhi
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

A visit to Christchurch would not be complete without walking the banks of the river Avon. Plan your walk so that you do both sides of the river and include the botanic gardens in that walk.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

A visit to Christchurch would not be complete without walking the banks of the river Avon. You also have the opportunity for punt boat hire if you desire something more challenging then walking. I had no trouble spending 2 hours walking both the Avon and the adjoining botanic gardens which are superb. My tip is plan your walk so that... More 

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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210 attraction reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

A very pleasant place for a walk, a picnic or a punt. Just watch the weather and best plan to avoid the busy weekends.

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Brisbane, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Beautiful shallow clear river that runs through the Botanic Gardens and Christchurch.You cant help but think of The Wind in the Willows as you walk along the paths beside it.We had a lovely punt on the river too. Well worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The Avon was a beautiful sight in spring. The Sunday families on the river made for a happy setting. We wish we had gone on the Edwardian punting tours on Avon River.

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Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Felt as though I was in Midsomer Murders. So english! Nice way to spend an hour. Looks out onto the botanic gardens which we visited the day before. Nice. And don't miss the cafe if you are a crazy cat lady like me. Maxine has her own stool right smack bang in the middle of the floor. Do not disturb... More 

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Definately a trip down memory lane going here. Its quiet, beautiful with the weeping willows and beautiful in daffidol season and duckling season. Great for many reasons, picnic with family/friends and excellent for children.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Nice just to lie down of sit by the river and watch the day go by, or hire a canoe and go for a paddle

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London, United Kingdom
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50 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

I walked along this and also went on a punt. V peaceful and relaxing which I liked. I also liked the art work along the path.

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