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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  • At certain parts of it you can hire a boat and meander down the river. You can watch and feed the ducks too. It is very pretty with trees etc and gardens at some points too  more »
  • The Avon river is Christchurch's little treasure trove of nature and peace in heart of the City. You can explore the water way by walking or biking along the sides or by booking onto a Christchurch Se...  more »
  • The river as it runs through Christchurch is not very wide or fast flowing making it ideal for the British idea of shallow flat bottom boats propelled with poles relaxing, the boatman is a font of kno...  more »