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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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  • Very good41%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This small river meanders through Christchurch's city center, and while there's a few interesting things to see as you walk along the tree lined walkways, like the river boat punting and the earthquake memorial, I don't think it's worth the effort. I say this because...More

Thank Leesa S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

needs to be dredges since the build up of silt from the earthquakes has entirely changed the river - looking a bit sad and feels lifeless. will be good once it regenerates. long river so hard to comment as a whole

Thank Sallymcr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We waited about half an hour to get on the ride from the Boatshed. It’s excellent. The guide delivers a well practiced commentary on the river and the city. The river itself has a very European flavour and many of the plants along the riverbank...More

Thank James H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just a lovely peaceful, pretty, green space to relax and enjoy nature's beauty. Do this on a punt on through the gardens.

Thank trav078
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really enjoyed the boat ride although it was exceptionally hot. I wonder if canopies could be added to the boats to help protect from sunburn/ heat stroke. Our punter (if that's what he is called) was really good, very knowledgeable and I loved how...More

Thank W7824FSmicheleb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely part of Christchurch to stroll beside - a tranquil place to pass an hour or so. Places to rest along the way and plenty of ducks to watch!

Thank Hatfia
Reviewed 14 January 2018

A wonderful way to spend an hour in Christchurch, strolling through the park, gardens and rebuilding city.

Thank rosiew7419
Reviewed 14 January 2018

Nice walk along the banks of the river. Very quiet & calm, lots of grassy areas with benches for sitting & watching the river go by.

Thank Rose W
Reviewed 30 December 2017

We were walking along the river where there are steps down to the water. The ducks and huge fish stay close looking for food. What also lurks under the steps are lots of river eels. A couple are quite large. I thought of buying sardines...More

Thank ruthandvern
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Relaxing and enjoyable ride down the river with beautiful scenery along the Avon river :) So close with nature, you get to see the lovely putakitaki too ;)

Thank shishu l
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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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