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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.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good40%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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"botanical gardens"
in 34 reviews
"weeping willows"
in 5 reviews
"hagley park"
in 25 reviews
"lovely stroll"
in 5 reviews
"feed the ducks"
in 7 reviews
"the heart of the city"
in 7 reviews
"sunny day"
in 5 reviews
"new zealand"
in 10 reviews
"punt"
in 68 reviews
"banks"
in 43 reviews
"canoe"
in 19 reviews
"waterway"
in 10 reviews
"stream"
in 17 reviews
"earthquake"
in 36 reviews
"boats"
in 12 reviews
"picnic"
in 20 reviews
"parks"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of friendly ducks and a lovely place to stand and watch the world pass by. A little grubby at times. Beautiful trees and art lining the river.

Thank michtucker
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A river which flows through the city. Nice to stroll along it. There are walkways around much of it.

Thank Crossbow0106
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nothing spectacular, but some nice riverside walks at various places. A city always benefits by a river and Christchurch is no exception. Be sure to include some walks there whilst in Christchurch.

Thank chiangmaicharlies
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

Great family fun and easy way to spend a chilled out hour exploring the delights of Christchurch. My 3 boys aged 13,10 and 7 loved the experience and being able to all fit into a single boat made the experience all the better! Highly recommended...More

Thank lancefoster21
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Reviewed 4 May 2018

I did kayaking along this river! This is much more affordable option than punting! You can hire a kayak for 1 hour right next to the punting office. Tourists are not allowed to pass the bridge no.4. When I was there the weather was perfect...More

Thank minimize940314
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

The Avon is a great place to just sit back and relax and watch the world go by. Great views and plenty of wildlife to watch.

Thank Jackrg35
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

One of the most beautiful rivers I have seen, very pretty rippling streams and lots of birdlife. Worth the walk

Thank linnyc1981
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

After a long day touring, my mother and I enjoyed a stroll along the Avon River through the botanical gardens. It was lovely watching the boats pass by and the ducks swimming while sitting on a bench. The willow trees were especially pretty (or at...More

Thank Florida-Traveler-US
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

This river is lovely. It was mostly clean but it would be difficult to keep all rubbish away. It was good to see constant maintenance and weeding.

Thank YLisette
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

Wanna experience the river of life here, take a walk along here and experience it yourself the clean river environment.

Thank joanadventure
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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
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