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A unique part of the city, the Avon River sustains a diverse plant and animal life and is a source of many recreational activities.
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Our gondolier was great. He had a fun sense of humor and was extremely knowledgeable. A fantastic experience. Everyone should try this

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ron-scottie
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was named by the Scottish Deans brothers as Avvon, after a river they'd fished in as boys in Scotland. the Maori name is Otakaro and for Christchurch - Otautahi

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank HeatherH3808
Reviewed 6 days ago

Really lovely having this in our city. The trees look so nice and ducks also the option of boat and Gondola rides are great. Looking for fish and eels is fun. The boat shed restaurant is fun to to look at the river from as...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank nicky588
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Avon runs through the city and has an excellent pedestrian and cycle path running along it...everything is new, spacious and clean. It passes a few interesting older buildings and the memorial to those killed in the earthquake. It leads out of the centre to...More

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Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Lockington58
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As the Avon meanders through the heart of Christchurch central you can see it in different aspects, a walk along through the Botanical Gardens, through the centre of the city, next to the marble memorial to the earthquake victims will all give you a different...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful river through Hagley Park. Lots of beautiful trees and gardens on banks. Parking good. Better on sunny days.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rodney B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This little river winds its way through the Botanical gardens and Christchurch. It is a lovely to amble along the banks through the shady trees that line the river.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lene V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to have to singing gondolier guiding our boat through the tranquil and beautiful waters of the Avon, This is a must do for any visitor to Christchurch, even if you dont get the singing gondolier, you will still enjoy a spirited...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank _chezza2229
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Avon is an underrated asset to Chch, we spend a couple of afternoons spotting trout and eels, watching ducks and other water life while switching river sides on the numerous bridges to and from Hagley Park - another wonderful Chch amenity. The water was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DavidA11824
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Does not seem to matter where you are in Christchurch you are close to the Avon. A lot more kayakers on the river than there used to be. Watching the guys putting is always interesting. Best stretch being through the gardens.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Egg M
8 April 2017|
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Response from fludlle | Reviewed this property |
Hey there, you can pretty much just pick any part of the river and take a nice walk along it, take a look on google maps! It runs right through the the city so in the city parking would need to be paid for, my favourite... More