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Riccarton House & Bush

16 Kahu Road, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
+64 3-341 1018
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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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16 Kahu Road, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
+64 3-341 1018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went with friends to celebrate a birthday and see the house after it had reopened following the earthquakes. Menu limited but service very good. Followed by an excellent conducted tour over the house.

Thank Janet H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The bush here has been preserved for over 100 years, for a preserved land in the city this is an impressive piece of bush. Kids love it, also a refreshing place to stroll through on a hot day. Not been inside since remodelling and earthquake...More

Thank Tiffany C
Riccarton H, Manager at Riccarton House & Bush, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Do come back and have a look inside the house - she is looking well loved.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great garden in back to walk around, brunch was nice with good food, however the time we were there, loud construction was happening.

Thank Faisal E
Riccarton H, Manager at Riccarton House & Bush, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

The noise is almost finished - the Christchurch City Council are upgrading the cycleway through our property and it is almost completed. It will be quiet again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quaint old buildings, some original, and untouched native forest, quite a sanctuary in the city suburbs

Thank happysheepChina
Riccarton H, Manager at Riccarton House & Bush, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank You for your comments. It is a pretty special place.

Reviewed 13 August 2017

Thank you John for sharing your passion and knowledge .I really felt part of the Deans legacy - what an amazing early Canterbury family. Fits into my current reading of author Rosie Goodwin and the British families she writes about.

Thank judy522017
Reviewed 9 August 2017

I would only recommend coming here on a saturday or sunday morning. On these two days there are a lot of market stall build up where you can buy some drinks, snacks or some produce and have a little walk trough the little bush behind...More

Thank Beblibla
Reviewed 31 July 2017

I did the Saturday morning 30 minute tour. It was well worth the $8. The guide was very knowledgeable and was able to answer everyone's questions. She was enthusiastic and passionate. She covered the family, the building, and the restoration very competently without being dry....More

Thank davidchc2017
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Sylvia entertained 3 of us with a delightful tour of the house. the scheduled half-hour tour took a little longer owing to her enthusiasm for her subject , she really is passionate about the house and the wider Deans family history. this was my 3rd...More

Thank AdrienneJ15
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Dine in the beautifully restored heritage homestead of the Deans family by the river. The food is of an excellent standard and service very good. This lovely old homestead is a welcome change to all the same old same old newness elsewhere in the city....More

Thank Old V
Riccarton H, Manager at Riccarton House & Bush, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Thank You for your kind words. It is a pretty special place.

Reviewed 23 July 2017

Went as part of an organised group and enjoyed an expertly led tour. Amazing history here and well worth the time and money spent. Highly recommended and be sure to walk thru the Bush as well

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