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Riccarton House & Bush

16 Kahu Road, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
+64 27 544 0462
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Bust to Riccarton house

We were so lucky to have the lovely Veronica a our guide. The history of the tour was fabulous, so... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sue B
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Interesting house and great guide

Very entertaining and informative guide. Great house, lost of interesting features and a good... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ian R
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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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"farmers market"
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"guided tour of the house"
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"old homestead"
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"saturday morning market"
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"family history"
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"westfield mall"
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"watch the ducks"
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"nice coffee"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were so lucky to have the lovely Veronica a our guide. The history of the tour was fabulous, so interesting and fascinating.. great value for money. Thank you for a great tour. Sue Britton

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very entertaining and informative guide. Great house, lost of interesting features and a good history. Took my parents, and I went free. Recommended.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has an option for a tour, which I decided to do, and the employees are incredibly nice and helpful, and I enjoyed my time here. The plants here are incredible, I haven't seen anything like them before. The tour itself was very informative...More

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Riccarton H, Manager at Riccarton House & Bush, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your comments.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I lived in Christchurch for 14 weeks in 2017. I didn't miss a Saturday morning farmers market at Riccarton House in all that time. Usually there was a jazz band playing. There are chairs to sit on, the Avon River flows by with ducks and...More

Thank Martha R
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Riccarton H, Manager at Riccarton House & Bush, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your comments. You might be pleasantly suprised if you took a tour. Our guides tell the story of the Deans family - their success as well as their sorrows and sad times. It is an hour well spent.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely venue close to the centre of town. The give house tours at 2 pm. The joinery inside the house is spectacular. You can enjoy lunch or just tea/coffee in the garden. It is definitely worth visiting.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Riccarton House is a very historic home, set in beautiful gardens, with an amazing remnant of NZ native bush attached. The house is one of the oldest in Canterbury, with a long history of Deans family occupation. The wooden panelled interiors are wonderfully preserved, along...More

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Riccarton H, Manager at Riccarton House & Bush, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your comments. It is pretty special.

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Reviewed 20 January 2018

The foresight of this family was before their time and we in Chch are priviledged to have this homestead and original native bush to visit.

Thank Wendy R
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Riccarton H, Manager at Riccarton House & Bush, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks

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Reviewed 19 January 2018

Took a tour of Riccarton House today and what a delight it was. John, the master of Dean family trivia kept us amused while the wonderful house spoke for itself. My advice - if in doubt, spend the money and do it.

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Riccarton H, Manager at Riccarton House & Bush, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

We are really fortunate to have guides with a passion for the house and its history. So glad you had an enjoyable time.

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Reviewed 18 January 2018

This little walk is amazing and for all ages. It is a real gem inside the city. The walk is well marked and paved all the way through to the end.

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Riccarton H, Manager at Riccarton House & Bush, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks

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Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

This is one of my favourite spots in chch but I suspect not many people have enjoyed the house interior tour yet, likely not many tourists- the daily tour had about 10 people, mostly locals! The house tour was great, this is the best historic...More

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Riccarton H, Manager at Riccarton House & Bush, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

Many thanks for you response which we very much appreciate. We get a very good mix of locals and overseas visitors and this time of the year it is buzzing. We offer a two for one deal for locals as we want them to see...More

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