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Riccarton House & Bush

16 Kahu Rd, Fendalton, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
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Ranked #21 of 129 attractions in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Historic Sites
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Moriusaq, Nordgronland, Greenland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
31 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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8 attraction reviews
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

The walk through the protected forest fragment was lovely. No worries about the damp, as most of the walk was on boards or raised pavement. We loved the musician singing at the market in front of Riccarton House.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Riccarton house is still being restored after earthquake damage in 2011 but in the meantime the artisan market and art market on Saturday and Sunday are back up and running. The gardens are beautiful with many exotic large trees and the bush section is really special. It is a large area of native bush, kept well protected from predators (like... More

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