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“Just lovely in the heart of the City”
Review of Avon River

Avon River
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Punting on the Avon River with Optional Christchurch Gondola and Botanic...
Ranked #15 of 250 things to do in Christchurch
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Owner description: A unique part of the city, the Avon River sustains a diverse plant and animal life and is a source of many recreational activities.
Reviewed 2 November 2013

We rented a two-person kayak at the Antigua boat shed and did a leisurely paddle along the river. It's very beautiful and peaceful, despite the fact that major city streets and traffic loom just above. We even saw a large brown trout and eel in the water. The river meanders through Hagley Park and beyond and there are plenty of ducks and beautiful landscaping along the banks. An enjoyable trip in the middle of the City.

Thank squirrelmama
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Reviewed 29 October 2013

Make sure you wander around the river and take your time. It is a soothing way to unwind at the end of the day. If you get a chance take a punt and sit and meander for around 40 minutes up and around Hagley Park. Very romantic with the ducks, birds and guide of the punt in period costume.

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Reviewed 8 October 2013

Punt in the river is awesome, you get the chance to enjoy the sunshine and see the little duck, very peaceful and relaxing.

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Reviewed 28 September 2013

We loved our punting on the Avon on 27/09/13. Our guide was excellant, very knowledgeable. We enjoyed our experience.

Thank katjodie
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Reviewed 25 September 2013

The River is the essence of beauty in Christchurch. The bank is full with flowers, grass and various trees. We visited in Sept so cherry blossom trees are beuatiful with their flowers. Taking a boat in Avon Rivker sounds a good choice during the stay in Chrischurch.

Thank zhangxiang
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