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Avon River

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Address: Christchurch, New Zealand
Phone Number: 033660337
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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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While your time away about the Avon

Th Avon winds its way through Christchurch. You can wander along the river or take a punt on it. I spent a bit of time - just chilling out beside watching the water and people... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Th Avon winds its way through Christchurch. You can wander along the river or take a punt on it. I spent a bit of time - just chilling out beside watching the water and people glide by.

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Thank Alison K
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Some sections of this waterway (I hesitate to call it a river .... wide stream, a creek even, but a river ...!!) are quite pretty - but the same can be said about any river. I do like the terraced steps by the Bridge of Remembrance, and the fact that more are being constructed - and there are even a... More 

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Thank Jandimere
Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This must be one of the most British parts of New Zealand, it just like being in jolly old England except the weather is a lot better. A very tranquil outing in peaceful surroundings, loved it.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Probably best done in Spring or Summer when you can fully appreciate the Botanic gardens from the water. Rent a kayak or punt with a guide for a lovely activity for a small group. You forget where you are when on the water!!

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Lapu Lapu, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a long time resident to Christchurch, I was delighted to return for a short while, and visit the Avon. My particular area that I enjoy is a little further down river from the main hub, to an area called the Avon Loop. Its a place where the river almost back around onto its self and its here that before... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Canoe hire is fun, cheap and great for kids. Nice views of the garden if you overlook the shopping trolleys and Maccas in the creek. 1 hour single kyak ideal. Great spot to visit after visiting or visiting the museums, gardens or tramway. Great cafe for those who aren't too keen on falling in, or for a treat afterwards. Little... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

A very scenic and serene area. We did the Punting on the Avon which allowed us to see it from the "inside". Amazing this is right in the middle of the CBD.

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Kincardine, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

The Avon River winds through downtown, providing a refuge from the hustle and bustle of construction. As a Shakespeare geek, I had to get photos of me at the river. It is beautiful, peaceful and worth a walk along its shores.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

This beautiful river runs trough town and is lovely to walk beside. It will bring you trough parks and the city and you can see loads of great little hidden places in Christchurch. If you are planning to have a picnic this might be the place for you!

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Mudgeeraba, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

No walk through the CBD of Christchurch would be complete without a walk next to this river. Amidst the hustle and bustle it forms a quiet and reflective backdrop.

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