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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  • Walked along a lot of the river, nice near the park and Botanical gardens, but less so in the rest of the city. Some parts were blocked off by the construction so we could not walk the whole way on pa...  more »
  • Very picturesque and pleasant place for a walk. It wasn't crowded at all when we went by. Runs through the center of town. 
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