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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%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
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Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-366 0337
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Reviewed yesterday

It was such a pleasure to stroll along this pretty stream with it's birdlife and beautiful trees, it must do a lot to restore the soul of the locals living with the aftermath and all the rebuilding.

Thank 516Lorelei
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are so lucky to have a river running through the centre of our city and it will become a focal point as we regenerate the City since the earthquakes 2011.

Thank Boobaby62
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is yet another location high on my list that I enjoy brining various visitors to Christchurch. It's such a tranquil walk and provides so many photo opportunities. My daughter insisted on taking selfies, which is like a self portrait style photo. I found it...More

Thank reginaphalanges
Reviewed 17 May 2017

is good to have a walk through the parks and take photos on a nice weather day. Also this si one of the many, free outdoor things to see in the city.

Thank Carla_M86
Reviewed 14 May 2017

The ruver is a great place to stroll along when in the city and has been restored with seating and good planting. Nicer than spending time shopping!

Thank Salcheltenham
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Beautiful, just beautiful, is probably the best way for us to describe our walk from the War monument down one side of the river for about an hour and then return on the other side. The geese were flighty yet responsive to the corn we...More

Thank archibold1770
Reviewed 10 May 2017

I went paddling on the Avon as a child, I took my children there and now our grandchildren. On a warm day this is a great family activity that all will enjoy. Try it and I know you will all love this activity.

Thank Ken S
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Share a wander along the Avon with someone special. The colours of autumn add to the appeal. Stop at Ilex for a coffee. A great way to spend a couple of hours

Thank Jill M
Reviewed 6 May 2017

With gr8 weather in Autumn we were fortunate to hire and jump on the Gondola. The boatman was very pleasant and gave us a good running commentary of what was needed to be known by a tourist. We just sat back, relaxed and saw the...More

Thank arby235
Reviewed 2 May 2017

This beautiful river flows through the city. There are some nice spots along the river to sit and just watch the city go by or just to take a rest. There are possibilities to also boat along the river as they used to do it...More

Thank nldogbert
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Egg M
How to go there, are there any car park around?
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