Avon River, Christchurch
(4.4/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web)
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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  • The river meanders through the botanic gardens and park with punts plying up an down. Very nice and a darn sight cheaper than a goldola in Venice I guess but a sight one sees en route elsehwere. rathe...  more »
  • We picked up a leaflet from the info centre in the botanic gardens and it was easy to follow the trail. 
  • The Avon river passing through Christurch on is winding beautiful tranquil and winding way. Bordered by greenest greenery, lush vegetation and emitting a tranquility in-mitten the city. Punted by the ...  more »