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“A LAZY TRIP ON THE RIVER” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Avon River

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.
EDINBURGH
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“A LAZY TRIP ON THE RIVER”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

Whilst this is a "must do" for the tourist and it is very enjoyable and "English" it is greatly over priced.

Using the word river to the Avon is being very charitable. In effect it is no more than a stream.

Having said all that, it is still a lovely way to spend thirty minutes and very relaxing.
The setting, part alongside the Botanical Gargens, is beautiful. The "punter" was very colourful and kept us amused with some of his stories.

Visited February 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“RECOVERING CHRISTCHURCH”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

The beautiful Avon River in the heart of Christchurch is still as stunning as ever. Christchurch has a lot of work to do to completely return this beautiful city to its former glory but the lovely gardens and river are a constant reminder of what a fantastic place this is to visit.

Visited February 2013
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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“Punting on the Avon”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Loved this quaint and scenic way to see Christchurch from a different vantage. A must do in Christchurch.

Visited December 2012
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Wollongong, Australia
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“so romantic!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

We had a punt (actually were punted by a lovely young man from Germany) and he was very knowledgable about the city and the effects of the earthquake.

Visited February 2013
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Narooma, Australia
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“Punting Fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

The Avon is such a lovely clean little river and we enjoyed the punting experience. Our "punter" was full of interesting tidbits of information and had a delightful sense of humour.

Visited January 2013
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