Christchurch Daily Photo

A photo a day of Christchurch New Zealand

Posts Tagged ‘Avon River’

A walk down River Road

April 27, 2017

I drive down Avonside Drive a lot, and if it’s the right time of the day, I usually wish I could pull over and take a few photos on the side of the road. It’s a busy road though and there’s no real pedestrian access on the left-hand side as you travel East. So, for a while I’ve been meaning to park on River Road and photograph this area from the other side. As you can see, I finally did that today late in the Autumnal light, and I’ve been rewarded with so many wonderful views. The land backing onto River Road is part of the Residential Red Zone – with the homes demolished long ago now. The photos were taken between Cowlishaw Street and Stanmore Road.


The Terraces – Not Long Now

February 20, 2016


Located on Oxford Terrace right by the Avon River and the Bridge of Remembrance, The Terraces is a new development that is part of the Avon river enhancements. Once finished it will be a lovely spot to sit and enjoy the area. From the looks of things, it can’t be that far off from being finished.

1 Comment 

Avon River by Fitzgerald Avenue

September 6, 2014


A beautiful spring day today, and later in the afternoon it was very pretty by the Avon River.


Avon River by Oxford Terrace

June 8, 2014


They’ve been working on this stretch of the Avon River as part of the river re-development. It has been narrowed and is now flowing a lot faster. The increased flow will help improve the quality of the water and bring back the natural eco-system. The area to the left (out of shot) will eventually have terraced seating on it. Looks like they’ve finished working in the right hand side as it has been grass seed on it now. There is tussock planting on the banks. It’s going to be exciting to see this area develop further.

Comments Off on Avon River by Oxford Terrace 

Watermark – The first part of the Avon River Precinct

August 30, 2013


Today I checked out the new board walk that has been developed along the Avon River as part of the central city re-development called the Avon River Precinct. This precinct is something to get very excited about, it’s going to be quite simply awesome. In fact, I’m more excited about this than any building going up!


This is going to be a stunning resource for the city, and I can see people will be drawn to it and it will be well used. The precinct has been developed in response to the ideas that were shared by the general public on the redevelopment of the city. The first part of the precinct has recently opened – it’s called Watermark and runs from the Angiqua Boat Sheds to Montreal street.

Here’s a video from the CCDU about the project:


Te Papa ?t?karo / the Avon River Precinct from CCDU on Vimeo.

Comments Off on Watermark – The first part of the Avon River Precinct