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Avon River

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Address: Christchurch, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-366 0337
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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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Nice for a quiet walk

Very picturesque and pleasant place for a walk. It wasn't crowded at all when we went by. Runs through the center of town.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Birmingham, Alabama
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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very picturesque and pleasant place for a walk. It wasn't crowded at all when we went by. Runs through the center of town.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Avon winds its way through Christchurch and is lined by lovely trees and vegetation. It has ducks and pleasant banks for a picnic. It is not a huge river but it supports punting which looked like a relaxing way to spend some time. There are also parks on its banks that are worth the stroll to see.

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Sydney
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While there is a huge amount of post-eartquake restoration proceeding in Christchurch, the Avon flows quietly through the city. There are attractive gardens along the banks and we counted a number of very good sized brown trout swimming in the middle of the city/parklands. Recommended for a pleasant and interesting stroll.

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Devonport, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We viewed the river from the road then travelled on a punt to see the sights (paid power man to row). There were also canoes available for hire. It was a very busy river with all ages in different types of boats.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This river is so beautiful. The water is clean and clear. The ducks, especially the babies were so fun to watch. There is beautiful landscape all around. And, some people get to live right next to it. What a beautiful resource to have in your community.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice spot to chill in the center of Christchurch. Check out the historic plaques that shed light on the background and importance of this river.

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Sydney Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go to the boat shed and take the trip on the river punt, a great way to see another view of Christchurch and discover more with the commentary on the punt. Put on the list.

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Sydney
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Avon is a quiet and tranquil river in the heart of Christchurch. With numerous picturesque road and foot bridges crossing it. The city council has created a number of rest and seating areas on the banks of the river as well as walking tracks.

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Mackay, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It took us a while to find but well worth the search when we found it ,A fantastic way to while away half an hour,The punt driver very good as a guide well worth the money.

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