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Riccarton House & Bush

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Address: 16 Kahu Rd, Fendalton, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-341 1018
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Description: Riccarton House & Bush is a unique New Zealand heritage site consisting of...
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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Saturday for the Market is a Must!

Definitely go on a Saturday morning for the farmer's market! They have the yummiest treats and great coffee!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Christchurch, New Zealand

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Definitely go on a Saturday morning for the farmer's market! They have the yummiest treats and great coffee!

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Auckland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I visited Riccarton House saturday morning market. There were many stands with great breakfasts as well as fresh foods. One suggestion would be to take cash. Even though there is an ATM there it doesn't service some of the minor bank's cash cards. Most bof the stalls, particularly breakfast food stalls only take cash. The house itself is lovely and... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Great atmosphere in this stunning old home. We had lunch (soup and fish) and it was superb. Would be happy to return for another meal.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Lovely park with great restaurant attached. Nice place to go in summer and feed the ducks. On Saturday they have a Farmers Market here which is fantastic and sells food from all over the world as well as fresh produce.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The weekend market here is really fantastic and has heaps of different stalls for everyone. Food is really delicious. The house itself and the grounds are really worth seeing and wandering around.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

There is something here for everyone. The place is worth the early Saturday rise to not miss out on anything. The funky, fun, innovative, young, delish food stalls cater to everyone. Take plenty, not because it is expensive, because it is not - purely because you will want to buy one of everything! The coffee and food smells entice one... More 

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Christchurch
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Came here for a walk with the kids. It's amazing that such a beautiful place is only 5 mins from a huge mall. The kids loved the trees, walkway and birds. It's now a regular feature in our weekends.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Would thoroughly recommend the tour around the old Deans family home to anyone after an experience in the rich pioneering history and culture of Christchurch. The grounds also include the oldest building in Canterbury, the original Deans Cottage, which I found fascinating.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Fantastic team to deal with, worked with us to create a conference that met our budget, stunning food, unique environment, very professional and special.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

There is a farmers market on Saturday and a craft market on Sunday, but both days have nice food, good coffee and many interesting stalls. If you like markets, don't miss this one!

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