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Riccarton House & Bush

16 Kahu Rd, Fendalton, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
+64 3-341 1018
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Ranked #21 of 129 Attractions in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Historic Sites
Owner description: Riccarton House & Bush is a unique New Zealand heritage site consisting of two historic buildings, flanked by beautiful open parkland and ornate... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Riccarton Bush or Deans Bush is the only origanil remaining natural forest & vegetation that was in Christchurch prior to the europeans chopping it all down !! It is also the site of Deans Cottage an historical home of one of the first farming families to establish in the area ( & still farming to day in the region) The... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I often come here on a Saturday morning to see my mate Martin and his Simca from CANTERBURY CHEESE, to get my weekend supply of cheese if I have forgotten to go to the shop. There are many treats here and I check our the FISH stall for an oyster or whitebait pattie or Sammy (in season). Great walking park... More

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Moriusaq, Nordgronland, Greenland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This is an excellent quiet spot very close to the main shopping venue - Riccarton Mall. There is a lovely short bush walk and nice surrounds. On Saturday morning there is an excellent food market

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christchurch new zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Riccarton house is a old homestead set in lovely bush area. A visit on a Saturday morning is particularly enjoyable as there is the local Farmers Market. A lively interesting collection of stall holders and always well patronized by the locals. It is set beside the Avon River.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Saturday food market was good fun with lots of really fresh and well produced artisan and organic foods. Posh porridge and good coffee for breakfast

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The house in undergoing earthquake repairs but you can still enjoy the enclosed walking track. Full of native birds and to get a feel of how canterbury looked like when origiinal settlers first arrived. My favorite is Saturday morning fair my wife enjoys the shopping from fresh vegetables to fresh baking my favorite is the sunshine band which regularly plays... More

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

The Saturday markets are quite busy don't know about the Sunday one. Try the local produce, buy some handcrafted goodies or take a stroll through the forest reserve.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Go on a Saturday morning for that European Feel foodie market. You will love it. Parking is a bit tight - but its worth it.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Riccarton Bush is a little bit of the past in our present. Delightful bird song and the short walk through the native bush takes me back to the country. The Saturday day market is excellent although expensive. Even if you are just picking up a few treats here and there from the stalls to sample, you can't help but spend... More

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Mellieha, Malta
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Been there a couple of Sundays when the market is on. The market is just a few stalls & would take all of 10 minutes of you time. But you can get food & drink & sit by the river which is nice. The walk through the Bush is OK. The house there is closed due to earthquake damage. If... More

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