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“Avon River, Christchurch, New Zealand” 5 of 5 stars
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Avon River
Christchurch, New Zealand
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$20*
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Punting on the Avon River with Optional...
Ranked #13 of 108 Attractions in Christchurch
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing foliage, Viewing wildlife
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Owner description: A unique part of the city, the Avon River sustains a diverse plant and animal life and is a source of many recreational activities.
Forres, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Avon River, Christchurch, New Zealand”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

Punting along the river was a wonderful, relaxing experience, never to be forgotten. Well worth the time and money. Go for it!

Visited December 2011
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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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“Punting on the Avon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

An awesome trip up the Avon, saw ducklings, geese nests, trout. Punting on the Avon was very relaxing. The punter had lots of interesting facts to talk about and was well worth the money.

Visited October 2012
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Florida, USA
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Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
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“Punting on the Avon”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Just the right touch of make believe. Doubt if I'll get to the other Avon, so this one will do just fine. The boat is delightful as is the punter. A more restful way to see an overview of the gardens. Relax

Visited March 2012
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Christchurch
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Not the good time to see Avon River at the moment.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Avon River is the very important river in Christchurch. It start under ground where close to the airport and through city center and go to the sea at city east. it start can be saw at around Riccarton. City center was the good place to watch this river but sadly, after February earthquake, most of the city been destroy and the most beautiful part of the Avon River can't see. Hope they can fix it soon.

Visited September 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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“Beautiful, quaint and idyllic.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

I stayed at the Ibis and it is just a few blocks away. Such a beautiful spot to relax, read a book, feed the ducks and watch the world of Christchurch go by. When I was there, a busker was singing away and it was just a special hour.

Visited September 2012
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