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I just love running by this river. I find it quite emotional still in places i.e. the red zone. To think of all the homes that once overlooked the river and the poor people who had to move following the devastating earthquakes. This is a...More
One of the neat aspects of time spent in the town centre of Christchurch is the Avon River, which beautifully winds its way through the city. This is an attractive waterway with clear water, often times lined with willows.
I enjoyed seeing trout near a...More
Hey there, you can pretty much just pick any part of the river and take a nice walk along it, take a look on google maps! It runs right through the the city so in the city parking would need to be paid for, my favourite... More
Hey there, you can pretty much just pick any part of the river and take a nice walk along it, take a look on google maps! It runs right through the the city so in the city parking would need to be paid for, my favourite parts of the river are in Hagley Park where there is some free parking! There's some nice walks along the Avon in the red zone too where you can park in lots of places along the street! It runs all the way from Mona Vale(also a nice spot)to Brighton!
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Trip report pt1: 2 wks South Island with kids aged 7 and 6 (4 Replies)
Thank you NZ! We've returned from our first ever overseas trip with kids in tow and we all had a fantastic time. Thanks especially to WanakaLakes and Coaster for your tips. I can't wait to go back one day! Day 1 – Sydney to Christchurch Arrived into Christchurch around 3:15 in the afternoon to a chilly 5 degrees. After checking into our motel we dug out the parkas and beanies and headed into town. We walked along the Avon river and into the central Cathedral square, which is picturesque...More
October 20, 2009|
Great so far Flowergirl, although prices seem a little steep alround! Look forward to reading the next installment.
Trams or Free City Shuttle in Christchurch (3 Replies)
Hi, to South Island experts out there, Our trip is confirmed. We will be in Christchurch on the 4th to the 6th Nov. Due to limited time, pls advise if I should take the tram rides or just the free city shuttle. Do both ply the similar route; city center. We plan to take the punting in avon River & the gondola on the 4th. My kids are keen to spend the day in Science Alive on 5th. Will be leaving for Arthur Pass on the 6th Nov. Thks in advance for your advice.
September 04, 2009|
Do both - they don't take all that long, and cover slightly different routes. The tram is iconic, and should be something the kids will enjoy. The bus, is just a bus ride ... but a very nice bus ride .... and it is free! Have fun.
Travelling with a 2yr old toddler (14 Replies)
Hi ! We’re planning to visit the South Island for about 9-10 nights with a 2yr old in tow. We’ve however realised that a few of the activities that we are keen in are not child friendly. Eg, hot air balloon, Fox glacier, star gazing (earth and sky tour), sky diving etc. Should we still go ahead with New Zealand or postpone it till our kid is older ? Planned itinerary: 1. Arrive at Christchurch 2. Christchurch to Akaro - swim with the dolphins 3. Lake Tekapo Queenstown (staying 5...More
September 27, 2018|
Well you've got no time for the Franz Josef heli hike or Earth and Sky stargazing tour with your current itinerary anyway! Plenty of people travel with toddlers to NZ, what sort of things would you like to do with your infant?