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Avon River

Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-366 0337
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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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  • Average9%
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Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-366 0337
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely to follow it through the city. From Margaret Mahy Playground, to the Strip frontage, to Hagley park and the Earthquake memorial. its a snapshot of the city's history. Well worth a stroll.

Thank DarthFD
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our tour group filled 3 punts for a trip down the Avon River, past the Botanic Gardens, a very civilised way to travel. The guys in charge were very informative of the birds, trees and flowers we passed en route. A very nice way to...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful and tranquil river that just winds its way through this troubled city. Love the place and remember it well before the quake. I did a punt along the river and it gave me a little taste of Britain. Worth the visit.

Thank Youie1966
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Avon River compliments the city and the Botanical Gardens & Hagley Park, very clear, lots of ducks swimming, punting also it runs along many attractions,Kate Sheppard Memorial, Bridge of Remembrance& Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial .

Thank MBB1952
Reviewed 7 September 2017

The Avon river gently flows through Christchurch. Many trails follow alongside it. Early morning walks through blooming daffodil patches as the steam rises off the water put your mind at ease. The river really adds a lot to ChCh and should be enjoyed by all!

Thank MoabMic
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Whether you're visiting Christchurch or you live here, the river is worth taking notice of because there are lots of pretty things and points of interest along the way. It's a very civilised, English buttoned up sort of a river, really, but charming. It has...More

Thank milliesmum2016
Reviewed 30 August 2017

nice river side to chill out with your partner or family. Ponding was also a nice choice if you keen to experience it.

Thank FWils68z
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Try canoe on river, through the park, this is nice small river, that flows through the city of Christchurch

Thank happysheepChina
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Small river running trough Christchurch with several possibilities for a little rest on a bench to enjoy the scenery

Thank Beblibla
Reviewed 2 August 2017

its a small river passing through CBD. people can take a boat ride , which we didnt do. however the gardens around are really nice for a walk and its a beautiful location

Thank maniagni
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Egg M
8 April 2017|
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Response from fludlle | Reviewed this property |
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