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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  • Very pleasant and relaxing, is doted by restaurants along the river and you can take gondola rides as well.  more »
  • The ducks are still there, but it has now got more a "stream like" appearance with the stones placed in the beds. From Hagley Park it changes every few hundred metres from alongside Park Tce, thru Par...  more »
  • The Avon (which was not the name originally planned for the river) snakes its way through the centre of Christchurch and is bordered by banks lined with mature trees. It is a peaceful place, full of k...  more »