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Riccarton House & Bush

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16 Kahu Road, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
+64 27 544 0462
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Nice in autumn

Nice to see the changing tree colours. A great space to relax. We also enjoyed the farmers market... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Murray P
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Gorgeous House, excellent guided tour

We saw the house after it had been renovated and repaired after the earthquakes. It has been... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
CRS60
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Blenheim, 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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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice to see the changing tree colours. A great space to relax. We also enjoyed the farmers market. Lots of very interesting and delicious food.

Thank Murray P
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Riccarton H, Manager at Riccarton House & Bush, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your feedback. It is a beautiful time of the year. Shona

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We saw the house after it had been renovated and repaired after the earthquakes. It has been beautifully done and the surrounding gardens and bush area are great to wander through. Our guide told us it was her first tour on her own and she...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Did a wonderful evening tour with Road Scholar Group back in March 2018. Our docent was very interesting and showed us a number of rooms and attic filled with children's toys from the Dean Family. The docent gave us wonderful history of the Dean Family....More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautiful gardens, wonderfully relaxing walking around the historic and thankfully preserved Riccarton Bush. Good quality food served in the drawing room of a house with so much family history. Tour led by Daniel very worthwhile to get a glimpse into the history of the Deans...More

Thank Chris S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff were incredibly keen to please. Gorgeous setting. Fair pricing. Lovely food. So relaxing. Couldn't ask for more really.

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

Thank you for your lovely comments. We have a great team who want to make your visit special.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First, let me say that the house and gardens and bush are stunning. We've been many times before and even had a murder mystery dinner there. Its also set next to the beautiful Avon river. On to the market... There are so many 'psuedo' farmers...More

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

Thank you for your great affirmation. We are incredibly lucky to have such a treasure so close to the centre of Christchurch.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Riccarton House on a Saturday morning when the farmer's market was going on. What a wonderful experience! We picked up lots of good things to eat for our trip to Mt. Cook and got a tour of a wonderful historic home on top...More

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

Thank you Sharon for your wonderful feedback. We think Riccarton House is a very special place and it is great when our visitors feel the same.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome lunch in the sun.. reasonably priced and lots of room for kids to run. Then explore the "jungle" afterwards!

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

It is a very special place with a bit of something for everyone.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Walked through the farmers market and decided to do the tour of the house was well worth it to learn about the history of the house and family.The wild bush walk at the back of the house is very interesting to see what the early...More

Thank crusher46
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Riccarton H, Manager at Riccarton House & Bush, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Many thanks for you feedback. A great place to relax and reflect.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I struggle to take my mother to a restaurant where she can have a view, that has atmosphere, but not noisy.We sat out on the veranda of Riccarton House and had a simple but adequate lunch.They had disabled parking, and the walk in the grounds...More

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

Many thanks for your comments.It is a rather special place.

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