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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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Visited Dean's Bush and decided to have a coffee at Riccarton House. Arrived just after 11am and advised by the young waitress that it was their first day opening at lunchtimes... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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SW, UK
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108 reviews 108 reviews
9 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Visited Dean's Bush and decided to have a coffee at Riccarton House. Arrived just after 11am and advised by the young waitress that it was their first day opening at lunchtimes and we were the first customers. Enjoyable coffee with pleasant music playing and friendly attentive staff. Decided to go back for lunch a couple of days later and was... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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20 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

We are new to Christchurch, from England and really enjoyed watching Peter Pan here on our first weekend in the city! We are pleased we caught it before it ended on the last night, a great atmosphere. Professional cast, a lovely Sunday evening. A fabulous entertaining show. Well done to all who participated. If there is anymore performances on at... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
44 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Beautiful house. Lovely little market with home made things, and friendly locals. The inside of the house looks lovely too. We didnt stop for a bite to eat in the restaurant though. Beautiful relaxing stream and ducks in front, and a stunning Blue Gum that is a perfect specimen, and the largest in or outside of Australia

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

New Zealand Day weekend, what better way to celebrate in Christchurch than brunch on a Sunday in one of Christchurch's oldest dwelling's that has been repaired after the Canterbury earthquakes and is back in style. We enjoyed the surroundings and our choices, friendly service as they work getting back into business. The local ingredients served shows great commitment to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

The tour guide knew her stuff & made the tour extremely interesting. Beautifully restored post-quake with all attention to make sure things like wallpaper were matched to original patterns.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We went on a Saturday late morning and enjoyed fresh bread and fruit. There are plenty of choices and friendly people. We stayed around and watched the Peter Pan performance shortly after the market closed. It was actually a lot of fun and even our teenage daughter enjoyed!

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 via mobile

What a fabulously interesting house - home to early New Zealand settlers, the Deans family. This house really stands out as a fine example of what was acheived by these hard working caring employers, who were extremely well respected by those who worked for them. Through hard times, tragic losses and good times, they built this area up from nothing... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The time to go to Riccarton House and Bush is on Saturday mornings when they hold the Farmer's Market. Fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, cheeses and bread to stock up for the week at home. We love to go there for breakfast/lunch and just choose from what is there and sit on the grass on the little stream and enjoy... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Riccarton is the top attraction for shopping in Christchurch. This is the most happening place and frequented often by teenagers and students. Under one stop, u get here everything. So u have here Kmart, 2$ chinese shop and pack n save and many more under one roof !!

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Given the devastation inflicted on Christchurch, the house assumes a little more intrinsic value. By worldly standards it's not all that unique, but the Saturday market on site can be quite entertaining

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