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Riccarton House & Bush

16 Kahu Road, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
+64 27 544 0462
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Grand visit

Throughly enjoyed my visit here. Our guide was amazing, he certainly knew his stuff and was open to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
susanmarionm
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Portobello, New Zealand
Good Food in Heritage Surroundings

I have had lunch several times at Riccarton House and Bush. They offer a good selection of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
James A
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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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"family history"
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"native trees"
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"early settlers"
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"european settlers"
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"nice coffee"
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"earthquake damage"
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"nice walk"
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"avon river"
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"new zealand"
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"beautiful building"
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"well worth the visit"
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"canterbury plains"
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"sunny day"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Throughly enjoyed my visit here. Our guide was amazing, he certainly knew his stuff and was open to having input from our small group. Didn’t rush us, ensured we had plenty of time in each room. Would certainly recommend this to others.

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

Many thanks for your comments. Our guides are rather precious to us.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have had lunch several times at Riccarton House and Bush. They offer a good selection of lunchtime dishes, all nicely cooked, in a heritage house dating back to the nineteenth century. The wait staff are pleasant and helpful, and either before or after lunch,...More

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

Many thanks for your comments.

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Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

Nice walk around the grounds with the gated bush a peaceful area to relax. Ducks were not hungry today but have been in br past and they are nice to feed and watch on the stream that passes through.

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Riccarton H, Manager at Riccarton House & Bush, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2018

It is a beautiful time of the year.

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Reviewed 6 May 2018

We just loved Riccarton house. Beautiful building & surrounds. We sat on the balcony for brunch with the beautiful clear Avon river gently floating past. Amazing autumn vibe with all the yellowing leaves on the trees & under foot. The menu was limited but the...More

Thank Iwashere2
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Riccarton H, Manager at Riccarton House & Bush, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2018

Many thanks for your feedback. It is a pretty special place.

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Reviewed 6 May 2018

Our host and guide, John Hosken, wearing period dress, greeted us warmly. It was a wet cold day, but the welcoming fire in the entrance hall warmed us. John, an amazing orator, gave us a great history of the Deans, their travel to New Zealand,...More

Thank PamAbsolum
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Riccarton H, Manager at Riccarton House & Bush, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2018

We are so thrilled that you had such a good experience. We are very lucky with our guides - their knowledge and passion is certainly evident. Many thanks for your kind words.

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Reviewed 4 May 2018

We were in a small group given a guided tour of the house by a very knowledgeable guide. The house has been fully and sensitively restored after being badly damaged in the earthquake(s). Would highly recommend to people looking for a little more specific detail...More

Thank ciwom
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Riccarton H, Manager at Riccarton House & Bush, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2018

Our guides have a real passion for the stories that surround the house and Bush. Come back for a wander when the weather is better.

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Reviewed 3 May 2018

We specifically went for the Saturday morning farmer's market and were not disappointed! It's not a huge market, but has good variety in products & fresh produce. Not being from NZ we really enjoyed seeing and tasting different things. On the grounds is a small...More

Thank cmb72015
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Riccarton H, Manager at Riccarton House & Bush, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2018

Glad you had a good time. There is a little bit of something for everyone.

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Reviewed 2 May 2018

Love the farmers market on a Saturday but a walk in the forest on a hot day is really relaxing and refreshing, especially so close to the city. Beautiful old house. Lovely Autumn colours.

Thank Mike C
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Riccarton H, Manager at Riccarton House & Bush, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2018

Many thanks

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

The grounds of Riccarton bush is a beautiful place to hang out on a sunny day. The Saturday morning farmers market is well worth the detour! The guided tour of the house is also an absolute must! The friendly and knowledgeable guide will guide you...More

Thank Maika-Laura
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Riccarton H, Manager at Riccarton House & Bush, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Many thanks for your kind words. There is a little bit of something for everyone here.

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Reviewed 21 April 2018 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 23 April 2018

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

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