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Riccarton House & Bush

16 Kahu Road, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
+64 3-341 1018
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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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This afternoon while in Christchurch I decided to visit Riccarton House to attend a guided tour as I love New Zealand history, old buildings, Museums.and antiques in general., I'm so pleased I did.The old homestead is immaculately preserved and the antiques on display are most...More

Thank andrewknight7
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We especially love coming to Riccarton House on a Saturday morning go get groceries for the week and a few weekend treats. But lately we've spent a bit of time walking through the native area and around the park. The gardens are beautiful and the...More

Thank Britta U
Reviewed 23 May 2017

For a summerday walk, Riccarton bush is awesome, green getaway from the town buzz. A small pathway takes you through the bush and info boards by the plants give you information about the local flora and fauna. Great little getaway!

Thank Isa K
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Beautiful inside and looking out, especially from the second and third floor, Great to take a tour with visitors to Christchurch. John fantastic tour guide, in custume.

Thank Sharon C
Riccarton H, General Manager at Riccarton House & Bush, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

Many thanks for your comments.

Reviewed 10 May 2017

Absolutely interesting gem . Must visit for the Saturday market or for a cuppa and a stroll through the gardens by the stream or enter the bush thru the predator free gates for a walk in our native bush. But for me what tied this...More

Thank tradefish203
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

A friend and I enjoyed a wonderful relaxed and very tasty lunch a few days ago at the stunning historic Riccarton House. It was a chilly day so we moved from the verandah to a sunny table in the bay window overlooking the garden. There...More

Thank Leigh E
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Had a guided tour of the house. Left with feelings of both the sadness, heartache and the bravery/ courage that made the lady of the house fulfilled the dreams of her husband.

Thank Kesh R
Reviewed 8 May 2017

the Riccarton House is the best place in Christchurch. It is the start to learn about fantastic history of this region of New Zealand. Friendly and sciential stuff, deliсious food, great experience. Highly recommend!

Thank svetlana2805319
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Great place for a picnic or have some lunch from the restaurant there!! Lovely walk in the bush to complement the house and restaurant!!

Thank SamuelCase
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

A beautiful nature bush walk on a good path (gravel/board walk)with good signs for both the (loop) track and various trees (names). Suitable for all ages. Cafe and historic buildings and lots of picnic spots can also be found in the park.

Thank Gavin6114
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