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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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16 Kahu Road, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
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All reviews farmers market guided tour of the house old homestead family history early settlers nice coffee earthquake damage food stalls nice walk an oasis avon river new zealand beautiful building canterbury plains sunny day well worth the visit great place to visit
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Reviewed 1 week ago

An unexpected walk through dense bush only three blocks from busy Riccarton Road, quiet enough to hear local birds and watch fantails swooping near you to catch the insects disturbed as you walk, with tui and bell birds in the trees. Great cakes and coffee...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank NorthDevonJon
RiccartonH, Manager at Riccarton House & Bush, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your comments. It is a very special place. We would love to see Tuis come back to this side of town but they haven't quite made it yet..

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Visit but only saw the rooms the cafe is in, but there is the original cottage behind it & photos & the history of Riccarton house are displayed there. The bush walk was peaceful & the rose garden was lovely. There is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BrendaG296
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were travelling to Christchurch for one night and the weather was relatively poor. My wife was investigating activities en route and discovered Riccarton House. We had lunch there and then joined their guided tour. It was thoroughly informative and entertaining. A great way to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Andy B
RiccartonH, Manager at Riccarton House & Bush, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for your comments. We are glad you enjoyed your visit despite the weather. We WILL see summenr soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on a Sunday when market is set-up , which makes whole place come alive. The nature walk within is an experience the way it has been preserved is worth praising

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rishikesh_Pravasi
RiccartonH, Manager at Riccarton House & Bush, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks. The Market, the Tours, the Bush, the Grounds and of course the Cafe. We have a little bit of somehting for everyone.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved listing this location. The grounds and the house are nicely kept and the restoration is lovely. We attended a performance : Te Puna Ora Story-Teller- Margaret Copland. If you can do this do not miss it! FABULOUS!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Maria C
RiccartonH, Manager at Riccarton House & Bush, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely afternoon at Riccarton House. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Very interesting and set in a lovely garden.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Hannah M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hadn't been here in the house for a long time but yesterday we went for a birthday lunch party. The house is beautifully restored and every weekday at 2pm they offer a guided tour. We all enjoyed our lunches, although I think that there were...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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RiccartonH, Manager at Riccarton House & Bush, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for your comments which I have passed on to our Chef. Thank you for taking the time.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful old mansion, right in the centre of town with lovely native bush and a freshwater stream boundary.

Date of experience: November 2018
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RiccartonH, Manager at Riccarton House & Bush, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

It is a rather special place.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here to visit the Riccarton Bush. while here decided to call into the cafe and get the kids some fries and have a coffee. Service was good with friendly staff and great location. Will be going back again for lunch next time.

Date of experience: November 2018
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RiccartonH, Manager at Riccarton House & Bush, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

The lunch menu is rather good. Well worth a visit.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The history of the house is really quite interesting and the bush walk is really enjoyable - not a long walk at all but lovely trees and lots of birds to see such as Fantails. The Saturday market is lovely, especially on a sunny day....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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RiccartonH, Manager at Riccarton House & Bush, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We also have daily tours of the house as well as a cafe with yumm food. Come and visit again.

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