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“hagley park”(26 reviews)
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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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago

One of the neat aspects of time spent in the town centre of Christchurch is the Avon River, which beautifully winds its way through the city. This is an attractive waterway with clear water, often times lined with willows. I enjoyed seeing trout near a...More

Thank BradJill
Reviewed 6 days ago

Take the punt up this "stream" (it is not a river). It is relaxing and enjoyable if not a tad expensive for what it is.

Thank John A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We saw the river while on the tram ride and whilst visiting the botanic gardens. The punting and canoes looked heaps of fun!

Thank Sarox210
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Go on borrow a canoe and paddle up the river through the red zone. It’s quiet and I disturbed, and lots of ducks. If you go as far as you can the herb garden have some great beef food nearby.

Thank matthew l
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Be sure to go to the punting spot so you can see these picturesque boats toodle by. (I don't know that I would bother to be a passenger, but they are pretty to see as they go through the park)

Thank cookpias
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Well, the newly designed river course through the city has added so much to its' charm. The 'eddy's' are wonderful as they create movement in the river where once it was static. The steps near the restaurant strip now provide a great, safe spot to...More

Thank E2489NEronb
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Visited on Tuesday 22nd May. We came across the Avon River a few times as we walked around Christchurch CBD and Hagley Park. A small river but still worth stopping and having a look at from different spots.

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Reviewed 7 August 2018

The river was beautiful eventhough the lighting was flat for photography. We enjoyed the walks and visiting with the locals. any future trips will be about a month earlier and hope for better weather.

Thank richmondlh
Reviewed 2 August 2018

If I close my eyes, I can remember all those places around the river, from Bothanical Gardens to Mona Valley. All my precious memories and romantic moments in NZ.

Thank Bêlit T
Reviewed 28 July 2018

Spend a couple of hours just lazing on the water, gently punting along while enjoying the beautiful scenery in this part of Christchurch. Its like stepping back a hundred years in time.

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Egg M
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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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