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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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Wonderful House and History of Christchurch

The guided tour of Riccarton House was great, our Guude Tonia, was vert knowledgable and made the tour very interesting and relevant. It was fascinating to hear the history of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The guided tour of Riccarton House was great, our Guude Tonia, was vert knowledgable and made the tour very interesting and relevant. It was fascinating to hear the history of Christchurn and to have it delivered with such passion. Well worth a visit

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

It's from 9 AM - 1 PM on Saturdays year round. It seemed several of the vendors were packing up by noon as they had soldout of their goodies. The farmer's market is DELIGHTFUL! Lots of produce, but also lots of other goodies - cheese, bread, hot chocolate, sweets, even an Israeli booth with an oven right there making fresh... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Took two visitors along for the tour. They found the tour excellent and very informative, as I have on the two visits previously, Perhaps they should have the fine pencil drawing of the house as a postcard. Well worth a visit.

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New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Great place to visit particularly over the wend. On a Sat they have a food market which is fabulous! Great coffee and an array of different stalls to try and buy lots of fabulous different food/fruit and vege and also to grab lunch while there at one of a selection of places. Sunday is more crafty but have great coffee... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Best time in CHC... a must do on a Saturday morning... people coming in with families for a great morning.. excellent variety of food, juices, coffee, music and much more... beautiful setting... can't really ask for more!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Saturday morning well spent. Lovely atmosphere of the farmers market.. lots of music, families chilling with their loved ones, wide variety of food and drinks... excellent experience and a must do on a free Saturday in CHC

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We did the short guided tour of the house with kids on Saturday 14th March 2015, and we would thoroughly recommend it to all. The tour was very interesting, the house is an amazing part of New Zealand's history and the guide was well informed and pitched the tour at an excellent level for all of us. The ghost stories... More 

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Had a great tour at Riccarton House. Very informative guide who was knowledgeable about the house and was interested in the visitors.

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Sheridan, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Refurbishment of house is so well done. Did not get to tour the entire building, but brunch in the dining room was excellent. Great stories and much information about the grounds.

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SW, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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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