Story: Canterbury places

Boating on the Avon

Boating on the Avon

There is a long history of recreational boating on the Avon River. Punting reinforces the English image of Christchurch, and is a tourist attraction. Canoeing and kayaking have also become popular.

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John Wilson, 'Canterbury places - Central Christchurch', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/10213/boating-on-the-avon (accessed 25 September 2021)

Story by John Wilson, reviewed & revised 6 Jul 2015, updated 17 Aug 2015