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Riccarton House & Bush

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Address: 16 Kahu Road, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-341 1018
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Riccarton House & Bush is a unique New Zealand heritage site consisting...

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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Riccarton house and bush was the home of the Dean's family, the earliest settlers in the Christchurch area. Their first home was a humble cottage which was replaced by an imposing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Riccarton house and bush was the home of the Dean's family, the earliest settlers in the Christchurch area. Their first home was a humble cottage which was replaced by an imposing two storied homestead which has been restored to its former glory. The bush reserve is the last remaining stand of native bush in the Christchurch area. The wooded grounds... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A great place to take photos of the native bush ,see the Kereru and other native birds ,seeing nature at its best ,lovely old homestead .plenty of places for peace and quiet or a picnic ,,great place to visit in good weather .

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Nelson, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

lovely historic house with natural gardens around near the city central.on the way to westfield's mall in riccarton.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect place to go on the weekend for a quiet, tasty sunday morning. Good food, good vegetable, good cakes.

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Thank Sandrine R
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A cold winter morning, porridge on the mind. Posh Porridge the destination. Yum and Yum and YUM. We have to wait all summer for porridge season - they do crepes in the summer. When you get there, there is always a queue, pays to get there early for porridge. Then the hard bit - what topping to have? This time... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Riccarton house is multi functional - there's a super bush walk out the back (20 minute round walk through native bushes etc), a market on the weekends, huge grounds just for a quiet walk, or summer picnic, and Riccarton House itself which is now a function centre - plenty of space inside and out & fantastic for large group functions... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

We visited the famous Riccarton Bush by bike and walked through this small section of woodland which is conserved as an example of how the forest must have looked when the first European settlers arrived in 1841. Well worth a visit and taking 10 minutes to walk among these ancient trees.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

some beautiful things to see here its quiet and lovely walks good food, plenty of events on throughout the year also

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Really nice bush for a quick 15 min walk. It is a pity that the cafe isn't open all that much. The food is kind of average too. But a nice place none the less.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

I love going to the Riccarton Bush and I often go for a walk here. You forget that you're in the middle of the Christchurch city once you walk into the bush. It's beautiful and so peaceful. It's a refreshing short walk and good for little children too. I've seen fantails flying about.

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