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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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Great for the kids!!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Christchurch
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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Queensland
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13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I found out about these markets through TripAdvisor and as my wedding reception had been at Riccarton House, I was keen to go back for a visit. The markets are sensational with a huge selection of foods and home made products - not generic stuff you see at other markets. We were able to look around inside Riccarton House and... More 

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

What a glam-market in Christchurch City. Again was pointed out by our lovely host from B&B, insisted we have to make the trip on our departure day. Where all the yuppies and locals spend their Saturday morning market mixing.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Take a moment to step in to a past era with a visit. In a tranquil setting, ideal for lunch. The house, adjacent early settlers cottage and grounds really are a peaceful retreat yet very close to the city. The stream, it's population of curious ducks contribute to the overall ambience. Cafe on site, not sure if the artisans market... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

The Saturday markets are truly aheaven to any foodie out there. The local produce was amazing and completely delicious. Loved it.

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Saturday market is a must - loads of fresh produce and wonderful food to eat, a great Saturday morning venture

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

This place should be utterly ashamed of the shambles of a performance masquerading as a high tea. Riccarton House was notified of Dietary requirements in good time prior to the day and these were not catered for. The choice of sweet options was poor, the actual serving of the tea was cumbersome, clumsy and plates were put anywhere on the... More 

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Address: Address: 16 Kahu Rd, Fendalton, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-341 1018
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch

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