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Riccarton House & Bush

16 Kahu Road, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
+64 27 544 0462
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Riccarton House & Bush is a unique New Zealand heritage site consisting of two historic buildings, flanked by beautiful open parkland and ornate gardens, bordered by the River Avon and set against extensive native bush forest featuring Kahikatea trees up to 600 years old. This tranquil 12 hectare reserve is located just 3.5 Km from Christchurch city centre.
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16 Kahu Road, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
+64 27 544 0462
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Reviewed yesterday

This little walk is amazing and for all ages. It is a real gem inside the city. The walk is well marked and paved all the way through to the end.

Thank Serajis
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is one of my favourite spots in chch but I suspect not many people have enjoyed the house interior tour yet, likely not many tourists- the daily tour had about 10 people, mostly locals! The house tour was great, this is the best historic...More

Thank Sassygg
Riccarton H, Manager at Riccarton House & Bush, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Many thanks for you response which we very much appreciate. We get a very good mix of locals and overseas visitors and this time of the year it is buzzing. We offer a two for one deal for locals as we want them to see...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Riccarton house has grounds open for people to stroll around . It has a weekly produce market and this is popular on weekends. Lots of hand made products and food

Thank Julia G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easy parking, a lovely old house with tours Friday and Sunday and best of all a 45 minute bush circular track to see native bush.

Thank 116craig
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here for a staff lunch and arrived at 12.30 as planned. We did not get our main course until after 2pm. There were no “Seasonal side salads to share” as stated on the menu and when we queried this well after the mains...More

Thank Claire H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first visit to Saturday market held at Riccarton House & Bush, after the cycle way construction was completed. It is such a nice way to start your weekend. The markets have plenty of stalls, set amidst nature, a flowing stream giving company....More

Thank ShirishParanjape
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Always a good place to go on a Saturday morning. Lots of food stalls, ready to eat as well as produce to buy. Go early to beat the rush and the heat.

Thank Herbie15
Reviewed 6 December 2017

We took a guided tour of the house and learned a lot about the history of Christchurch as well as of New Zealand. The builders and original inhabitants of the house were very instrumental in both the development of the city as well as the...More

Thank tkt1961
Reviewed 5 December 2017

Hard to get all of this in one stop, but Richardson House managed to fill the bill. A reallly great 1800s structure, wonderfully restored after the 2011 earthquake with a nice spot of lunch and an informative tour of the house and history of its...More

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 4 December 2017

Wonderful walk through the native forest and the gardens including the raised beds in the vegetable patch at the back of the main house. Visited Deans Cottage, sat by the river and had a tasty lunch in restaurant, I had the flatbread with slices of...More

Thank christine0079
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