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Riccarton House & Bush

16 Kahu Road, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
+64 27 544 0462
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very pleasant house and grounds

Unfortunately we arrived too late for the conducted tour of the house which looked very grand so we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ROBERT C
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Whakatane,New Zealand
Perfect for a tranquil Sunday stroll

A lovely place to spend an hour or so just wandering around admiring the well preserved historic... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Trippytrekker
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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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
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+64 27 544 0462
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately we arrived too late for the conducted tour of the house which looked very grand so we settled for a light lunch on the verandah in the sun with a glass each of chardonnay.Th setting alongside the Avon is very picturesque and peaceful

Thank ROBERT C
Riccarton H, Manager at Riccarton House & Bush, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Do come back for a tour - it is well worth while.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely place to spend an hour or so just wandering around admiring the well preserved historic, character house complete with doves and cute kitchen garden. The house is surrounded by shady woods with walkways- a section is protected from predators by enclosed fences. The...More

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

Many thanks for your kind words. It is such a beautiful time of the year and the grounds are looking maginificent.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This location hosts the best farmers market in Christchurch. Outstanding stalls who offer a range of exciting artisan food lines and plenty of supply. Always a highlight when visiting Christchurch

Thank Rosebank430
Riccarton H, Manager at Riccarton House & Bush, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

The market is very popular and very busy. The place comes alive - well worth a visit.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to visit on a sunny day...or even on a damp day. Nice easy flat strolls around the lawns and preserved bush areas...Grandparent and stroller friendly. Reasonably priced food and coffee on site and a nice range of places to sit, eat and drink...More

Thank eater2016
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 19 October 2017

I was driving past on my way to the Riccarton mall when I spotted this historic house. I went back the next day for the 2pm tour and was not disappointed. The house is lovely and has a fascinating family history. The guide was very...More

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

Many thanks for your kind words. We are pretty lucky with our guides - they love what they do.

Reviewed 7 October 2017

I would like to thank John for being an entertaining and knowledgable guide. The history makes this lovely home come to life. The restaurant is well worth arriving early enough to enjoy a really tasty meal. Well done the team at Riccarton House. I never...More

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Riccarton H, Manager at Riccarton House & Bush, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Many thanks for your kind words. The bush is well worth spending some reflective time in.

Reviewed 4 October 2017

Parking onsite, a cafe in the house and an abundance of grounds and bush. All flat an accessible and a photographers dream place! The house and cafe close at 4pm, you can take a tour of the house which only goes 2 times a day,...More

Thank Barb L
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Today I really enjoyed the tour around the house and the tour guide, Sue, told us of the extended history of the house and the people who lived in it. A very informative talk and a beautiful house to look around. After the earthquake damage,...More

Thank Katralee
Riccarton H, Manager at Riccarton House & Bush, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Many thanks for your feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Me and my friend came on a sunny afternoon for the tour of Riccarton House and we found it really interesting. Our guide Veronica was so knowledgable about the houses history and the family that lived there. New Zealand isn’t a very old country so...More

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Riccarton H, Manager at Riccarton House & Bush, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Many thanks for your feedback.

Reviewed 6 September 2017

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
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