Avon River

Avon River, Christchurch: Address, Phone Number, Avon River Reviews: 4.5/5

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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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flyingeagle2223
Dunedin, New Zealand317 contributions
Jan 2022
it is always lovely to walk along the avon river, especially with it also running through the gardens makes for a lovely stroll
Written 5 March 2022
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Sus1952
Palmerston North, New Zealand1,914 contributions
Feb 2022
This is such a beautiful place. The Avon area of Christchurch is ever so peaceful and such a pleasant place to sit by and enjoy the tranquility. It is a real tribute to Christchurch how this has been made so lovely.
Written 28 February 2022
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cpcog
Wellington, New Zealand1,329 contributions
Jan 2022
The river itself is very beautiful with trees on the sides. It is so relaxing to see the view, with some ducks being companion. Punting on Avon River is lovely on a sunny day!
Written 4 January 2022
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Stu T
Tauranga, New Zealand161 contributions
Oct 2021
We enjoyed strolling along the river. It's well manicured with nice grass parks along the way. Plenty of statues and items of interest too. Would definitely recommend.
Written 27 October 2021
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C M
Auckland Central, New Zealand724 contributions
Jan 2021 • Couples
The Avon river area has already been a beautiful part of Christchurch and a wonderful place to go for walk. Now even more so after all the rebuilding after the Christchurch earthquakes a decade ago. You still get the beautiful and tranquil river but right beside it are cool new developments full of nice cafes and bars and shopping. A great area to go exploring!
Written 23 January 2021
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K Halls
16 contributions
Jan 2021
Loved our walk by the river. so pretty now that the building and restoration work has been done. Enjoyed the penguin statues and laughing at the ducklings. Lovely chilled out space.
Written 21 January 2021
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Luvinspoonful
Rotorua, New Zealand634 contributions
Jan 2021
Sweet stream, clean and green with wide paths, pretty bridges and large parks to picnic in. Very pleasant walk from margaret mahy playground to the garden clock.
Written 15 January 2021
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Michele
25 contributions
Mar 2020
You can hire a punt and see the city from the river or walk along the lovely banks of the Avon; it goes for miles!
Written 19 December 2020
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Naina-Damani
London, UK1,032 contributions
Feb 2020
The Avon River flows through the centre of the city of Christchurch which beautifully meanders it's way through the city.
Written 11 December 2020
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia10,373 contributions
Dec 2020
The Avon River is relatively shallow. It runs through the middle of Christchurch. It's great for punting, one of Christchurch's great attractions. It was damaged by several recent earthquakes, but it's almost back to the way it was.
Written 2 December 2020
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