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“Can you really call it a feature?” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Peacock Fountain

Peacock Fountain
Christchurch Botanic Gardens | Central City, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
+64 (0)3 366 1701
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Ranked #35 of 108 Attractions in Christchurch
Type: Fountains, Outdoors
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Timaru
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“Can you really call it a feature?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

If you are a history buff, this fountain is painstakingly restored with its garish colour that's appropriate for its time. It's located on the right-hand side of Christchurch Museum. Apart from jetting off water, there's all to it but seriously, can you call this a feature?

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Christchurch NZ
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“Intriguing fountain”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

Lovely and Edwardian. Fun to follow water cycle and photograph at best phase. Has had a checkered history. Read inscription plaques nearby. Better still, take a Caterpillar Garden Tour starting close to the fountain. An opportunity to learn heaps about one of the world's premier Botanic Gardens.

Visited January 2013
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Malaysia
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“Just OK”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Not that impressive, really, just nice to stroll by and take a photo or two. What's nice is that there are some benches along the side of the pathway around the fountain if you want to sit down and take the sights and sounds in.

Visited January 2013
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Ashburton, Canterbury, New Zealand
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“So Pretty”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

From the entrance to the Gardens you can see this it is nice and bright
and anything to do with water is peaceful that is how I feel about it.

Visited December 2011
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“An unusual water feature in Christchurch Gardens”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

I love the way that the fountain has been moulded and created to form a fountain that you can't help staring at. The more you look at it the more you see. There is seating nearby where passers by can sit for lunch or just to contemplate. Its situated in a sheltered area, with easy access.

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