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Riccarton House & Bush

Address: 16 Kahu Rd, Fendalton, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-341 1018
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Ranked #19 of 125 Attractions in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Riccarton House & Bush is a unique New Zealand heritage site consisting of two historic buildings...
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
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.

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

What a fabulously interesting house - home to early New Zealand settlers, the Deans family. This house really stands out as a fine example of what was acheived by these hard working caring employers, who were extremely well respected by those who worked for them. Through hard times, tragic losses and good times, they built this area up from nothing... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The time to go to Riccarton House and Bush is on Saturday mornings when they hold the Farmer's Market. Fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, cheeses and bread to stock up for the week at home. We love to go there for breakfast/lunch and just choose from what is there and sit on the grass on the little stream and enjoy... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Riccarton is the top attraction for shopping in Christchurch. This is the most happening place and frequented often by teenagers and students. Under one stop, u get here everything. So u have here Kmart, 2$ chinese shop and pack n save and many more under one roof !!

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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210 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Given the devastation inflicted on Christchurch, the house assumes a little more intrinsic value. By worldly standards it's not all that unique, but the Saturday market on site can be quite entertaining

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Brisbane, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We walked around the house and gardens which are beautiful. If you go to Westfields it is just around the corner. We went back for a tour through the house which is currently at 2pm daily. The tour guide ( Athonia) was very knowledgeable. She obviously has a passion for this house and her enthusiasm was delightful. We went back... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I visited the Saturday morning Farmers Market and I have to say that it leaves all other farmers markets behind in the dust. The sheer range, color and smells of all the produce/products were absolutely top-notch. This is a must-do activity!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The house was not open when I visited. The bush is awesome!! What a treasure in the heart of Christchurch. I went back twice!! I had hoped to eat at the house but it was closed.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Lovely setting and location for a more formal meal. Food is good, service very good. Good venue for groups.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Its a nice looking place, but nothing to rave about. Also the artisan market that was there didn't really have much to offer and not at a good price in my opinion either.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I love walking around the grounds here is is so beautiful and relaxing, lots of history there too you can do tours of the grounds and the house

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