About Avonhead

Avonhead is a relatively modern part of the city, popular with many new Christchurch residents and well located for regular air travel or business travel south of the city. This is a peaceful suburb that has spacious streets and is well served by some of the city’s best schools.

Location: Outer-west Christchurch, within easy reach of Christchurch International Airport (approx 4km)

Distance from Cathedral Square (straight line): 6km.

Buses: Routes 3 (Avonhead) 21 (Ilam) 84 (Russley)

Landscape: Flat

Amenities: Recreation – Crosbie Park, Avonhead Park, Ferrier Park plus smaller reserves, Jellie Park

Shopping:  Avonhead Mall, Staveley Street shopping centre

Cafes, Bars, Restaurants: Beauvais Cafe; Red Berri Restaurant; Cafe Euro; Sushi House; Siena Cafe; Great Wok; Wing Wah Takeaways.

Schools & Institutions: Avonhead Primary, Merrin Primary, Russley Primary, Cobham Intermediate, Burnside High School, Riccarton High, Villa Maria College,  Merrin Primary School

Real Estate Design: Avonhead is populated mostly with permanent materials, mid to late 20th century houses, including newer subdivisions like Hyde Park.

Neighbouring suburbs: Burnside, Fendalton, Bryndwr, Ilam, Russley, Upper Riccarton

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