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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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Grand old homestead

The Deans homestead was closed for 3-4 yrs following the Christchurch earthquakes but now reopened and is a very interesting historic mansion to visit. The guides are very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Christchurch
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The Deans homestead was closed for 3-4 yrs following the Christchurch earthquakes but now reopened and is a very interesting historic mansion to visit. The guides are very informative and the homestead has small sections of floor and walls removed to view the original construction. The grounds and river are a must see and very well maintained. The Saturday market... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

One among things to see in Christchurch and if one can allow time then a visit to the market is something one shouldn't miss. I've lived in Paris and this market especially reminds me of the Sunday markets in Paris.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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29 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

An amazing building very well preserved. It was interesting to read about the Deans and how and why they planted such a lovely garden. Very peaceful sitting by the river or strolled through the gardens.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Had Mothers day lunch here. A very busy day for this restaurant. After waiting an hour we were finally able to order. Our experience may have been helped if we could have ordered more drinks, but the waiter was too busy waiting on other tables. I would recommend they have a separate "drinks Person" wandering around keeping people supplied with... More 

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

An absolute must on a Saturday morning to go to the market here. Yummy variety of food,and the buzz of the people fabulous. There is a big wait for Posh porridge,hopefully they can sort this out. They also need to have more seating areas,like shared tables out the back on the grass would be great,plus some rubbish bins strategically placed.... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The house has a lot of history and is well documented even for thos who can't afford/don't want to do a tour. The farmers market there is huge and has a large selection of local produce and a positive and lovely atmosphere. The gardens are also amazing to just wander through

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Pulau Ubin, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Our hosts mention about this stylish Sat Market. A place that rich locals dressed to impressive. It is stunningly beautiful and off course the market. I can only think about the market is a Sat posh market. Offering posh pancake, coffee, freshly pick vegetables and lovely sweets. Lovely river and native forest setting, so highly highly recommended.

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

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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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

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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