Avon River, Christchurch

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For an eco-friendly way to sightsee around the city, explore Avon River on a punting tour. Cruising on old-fashioned punts--flat-bottomed wooden boats--remains one of Christchurch's favorite activities and an easy way to discover this major waterway meandering through the center of the city. Punting on the river takes you along tree-lined banks and through the leafy landscapes of the city's botanic garden. If you prefer to sightsee on foot, walk through Christchurch's riverside neighborhoods to discover cozy alfresco cafes, quiet sitting areas, and lively promenades, ideal places for meeting friends and soaking up some local culture. Make Avon River a centerpiece of your Christchurch vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Christchurch trip itinerary planner.
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  • 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 s...  more »
  • 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.  more »
  • 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!  more »