Victoria Square is a small park on the border of the Avon river. It's good for a stroll along the river. However I prefer to walk along Oxford Tce to a place called The Strip.
This was the original market square for the first settlers. It now boasts statues, a blend of Maori and European (including the trees along the river reputed to be from Napoleon's garden on St. Helena. If the quakes haven't killed it, get a gander at the Bowker Fountain at night.
Peaceful and uncrowded, the current Victoria Square shows on the map as a green non-square park filled with many circles. It is worthy of a stroll, especially if you are walking to or from Victoria Street. While there are statues of Captain Cook and Queen Victoria, we were most attracted by the area around the Avon River and the old... 更多
Victoria square is a historic square with seating areas. There is a lot of work being done around it at the moment which takes away from the tranquility it can provide. The old bridge is nice and the river next to it - when this has finished it will be a lovely place to sit on a lunch break or... 更多
Victoria Square is a picturesque small parkland on the banks of the Avon River. Very tranquil area that is very well maintained. Nice statues of both Capt Cook and Queen Victoria as well as an interesting bridge over the Avon.
Even though certain areas of the park and surrounds are in the rebuild process there is still much to see and many decorative surrounds and monuments
Unfortunately, the place was totally deserted when we visited in the late afternoon. There was hardly any lights to ease the way in the darkness and the statues' somber faces only added to the gloomy and sad atmosphere. Must've been much more cheerful before the earthquake.
This is a small urban park in the CBD, has a statue and an historic bridge over the Avon river but not really a destination for anything. Sometimes used for special events , better going to Hagley botanic gardens.