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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  • We love this sort of location. Not too far from the city accommodation but easily reachable and a great place to take in the view of a flowing CLEAN stream/river while enjoying the tranquility of the ...  more »
  • Nice stroll along the river banks through the gardens. Watching the people punting along the Avon can be interesting. 
  • I take a run or walk along the river regularly, it's so pretty when it's sunny and warm. Hiring a kayak for a few hours is good fun too!