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Stop At: Riccarton House & Bush, 16 Kahu Road, Christchurch 8041 New Zealand

Experience a tour of the house and hear the history of the pioneering Deans family – their stories of dreams, love and promises…

Our tour entwines the Deans family story, from its origins in lowland Scotland, to the triumphs and tragedy in New Zealand, with a guided experience of over 20 rooms throughout Riccarton House.

Rooms as diverse as the Victorian dining room, nursery, coal cellar, Edwardian bedrooms and Jane Deans 1856 bedroom are visited. All are fully restored and decorated and furnished in period style.

Many original family items, ranging from china, furniture, brogue shoes and a violin are on display. Our tour offers something for everyone and we confidently guarantee that you will enjoy the experience.

Duration: 2 hours
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Departure Point
16 Kahu Rd, Fendalton, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
Duration
1h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Entry/Admission - Riccarton House & Bush
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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I thouroughly enjoyed the tour, and found Daniel to be very informative about the house, and understanding when we had to cut our tour short due to flight times. Overall, the house and bushlands are beautiful, and would love to return later on to see the rest of the house.
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Response from RiccartonH, General Manager at Guided Heritage Tour
Responded 3 weeks ago
Come visit again soon.
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Hubby and I really enjoyed our time visiting and learning about the history of this homestead and family. We also enjoyed walking through the bush and watching the birds.
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Response from RiccartonH, General Manager at Guided Heritage Tour
Responded Sep 14, 2019
Thank you for your feedback. There is something for everyone here.
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John our tour guide showed us around Riccarton House this morning and gave us a wonderful excellent review of the Deans Family from their first arrival in NZ. Wonderful commentary so detailed and very much enjoyed by our group of local guides. Thank you John you are certainly
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Response from RiccartonH, General Manager at Guided Heritage Tour
Responded Jul 16, 2019
Thank you for your kind words. John is certainly a keeper!!!
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  • Duration: 1h
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  • Languages Offered: English
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