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. Plan my Christchurch trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
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  • We walked alongside the River Avon as it winds its way alongside North Hagley Park, Christ's College and The Botanic Gardens. It's shallow and fairly slow moving and well worth a visit.  more »
  • .. but few as picturesque as the Avon. It cuts right through the city, via the devastated parts to the parks. A lovely stroll along the banks!  more »
  • Lovely river cutting right thtough the heart of the city - West to East. Real feature of the central city and even more prominent now with many of the buildings demolished. 2246  more »
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