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Great Place to visit and have a dinner

I highly recommend this place for a tour around the outside gardens of the house, walk in the bush... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jeannie D
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West Hills, California, United States
Very informative tour

We joined a group tour and it was an brilliant insight into the history of Christchurch. It was... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Afamilyof2
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I highly recommend this place for a tour around the outside gardens of the house, walk in the bush, have dinner, and have a storyteller tell you the story of the family that used to live here. Margaret Copland was fabulous as a storyteller and...More

Thank Jeannie D
RiccartonH, Manager at Riccarton House & Bush, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are glad you enjoyed your time here. Many thanks for your comments.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We joined a group tour and it was an brilliant insight into the history of Christchurch. It was relatively quiet during our visit on a weekday - here’s hoping more people, locals and tourists alike, partake in this fascinating glimpse into the heritage of the...More

Thank Afamilyof2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What great fore-site by the Deans to preserve this fantastic bush land so close to the city it is a great opportunity to relax and take in the tranquility. If you are going try top coordinate with the timing of the house tour. We spent...More

1  Thank New_South_Woodies
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Really nice spot for a walk or run - not too long, good paths and lots of trees! You could quite easily be in the middle of the countryside. The house is really interesting and a good insight into the history of the area.

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Reviewed 2 September 2018

Wow, to find this in the heart of Christchurch was such a surprise. And even more, to find the authentic experience of one of the first homes on the Canterbury plains, well, it was actually mind blowing. Not just the main house, but the smaller...More

1  Thank JimandEmma2014
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Very well maintained garden, beautiful building, and such a great environment at the Sunday market. 10/10 would recommend.

Thank Henry P
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

It was fantastic breakfasf with historic building. After enjoy foods, we can make bush walk with historic Riccarton Bush. If you want to know more aboit the bush, you can make an experience “ Riccarton Bush Tour”. Food, Service & Atmosphere are perfect!!

Thank dreamnz1210
Riccarton H, Manager at Riccarton House & Bush, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

Glad you enjoyed it - it is a great place Shona

Reviewed 20 August 2018

It feels like a bush right in the city... Love it there. Never had anything in the cafe but the walk in the bush is awesome...

Thank Atefeh V
Riccarton H, Manager at Riccarton House & Bush, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

It is rather a beautiful destination. Stay for a cuppa next time.

Reviewed 18 July 2018

This beautiful homestead suffered quite a lot of damage during the 2010 and 2011 Canterbury earthquakes, but after a very thorough and sympathetic restoration the homestead now reveals more of it's history than ever before with panels allowing a view of it;s construction methods and...More

Thank Bruce G
Riccarton H, Manager at Riccarton House & Bush, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2018

Thanks heaps for your comments. There is a lot of passion and committment that goes into keeping her looking loved and cared for.

Reviewed 16 July 2018

Riccarton bush is a pleasant place to have a walk. It is an escape from busy city life. Free admission is a bonus! You have to pay for the House though and check the time before you go.

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Riccarton H, Manager at Riccarton House & Bush, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

Thanks for your comments. Next time you are in take a look at the new signage - it's looking pretty sharp.

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