Avon River
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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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holdenfj
sydney172 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Disappointed in this area now. Parking too expensive and hard to get close for a disabled person.Re build poorly designed and the city has lost its charm. Doubt I would ever come back to the city. Psrking should be cheap or free to encourage people to walk around and see what is there now.
Written 6 March 2020
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ymt888
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia1,818 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
This is just a river running through the city but it is worth a mention as there are many lovely plants and trees making the place really serene. The clear water reflects the beauty of its surrounding nature. It is nice to sit here reading a book.
Written 21 January 2020
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Strickes
Rotorua District, New Zealand1,590 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
There is stunning scenery in this area. When we visited for the first time recently, it was about 1pm on a beautiful summer day. There were many people having lunch at tables or on the grass or strolling etc along the pathways next to the river.

Excellently well maintained area, well worth visit
Written 28 November 2020
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roy v
Traralgon, Australia5,873 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
The little Avon River that winds it way through the town is very pleasant to stroll along.
Just follow it through gardens as it flows under some interesting bridges and passes some great statues of prominent historic people.
It reminded me soo much of streams that flow through some lovely English towns .
Interestingly you can get a ride down the stream on a gondola , now that would be interesting .
Visit and enjoy
Written 23 February 2023
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Albywon
Sydney, Australia13,641 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
I grew up in Christchurch and feel a great comfort when I see the Avon River.
It meanders through central Christchurch and creates the natural border for the botanical gardens. Great to see it being used for recreation, with kayaks and other watercraft adding to the beauty.
A feature of any visit to Central Christchurch
Written 5 February 2024
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pakabay
Adelaide, Australia2,513 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
The beautiful Avon River seems to meander its way all around inner Christchurch, bringing a green and peaceful oasis around (almost) every turn.

The Christchurch authorities have made a concerted effort to clean up this spring fed stream and it appears to me that they have done a magnificent job.

Tree lined with lots of interesting pedestrian & traffic bridges, it provides a natural border to the stunning botanic gardens. Enjoy it by simply walking its banks or get more involved on a punt or by hiring a kayak or canoe
Written 9 February 2024
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Leonard D
Lymm, United Kingdom54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Well worth a stroll along at some point on your visit to Christchurch. The earthquake memorial has been beautifully built and worth a walk past. Early evenings, the bars looking over the river in the centre are very popular and lively.
Written 2 March 2020
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Juan Carlos M
11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Avon river and its surrounds, provide you with a great refuge in the middle of the city. You can relax in your own world, been just a few meters from the city. It gives you so many places to enjoy a book or a cup of coffee in you own time.
Written 28 January 2020
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Peter C
Seattle, WA243 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We rented a canoe or "Canadian" as they are called in NZ. Spent and hour gently paddling upstream through the park. For being in the middle of a major city this is a wonderful way to relax. Paddling back is almost not needed as the gentle current keeps you heading the right way while you kick back and watch the park cruise by.
Written 8 March 2020
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amandalsfl2021
Asheville, NC8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
The punting on the Avon was one of those things I thought would be fun. And it was! Our guide was very friendly and informative. I was amazed at how shallow the river actually was. I had never seen an eel up close before. The gentleman who checked us in was more than helpful at explaining how to get where we wanted to go and offered suggestions as to where to go and see. It was a delightful little outing!
Written 5 September 2022
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