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Riccarton House, Christchurch

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Step into another era at Riccarton House, the carefully restored homestead of the pioneering Deans family--the first Europeans to settle in the Canterbury Plains. Take a guided tour of their grand Victorian and Edwardian house (it was built in stages), decorated and furnished in accurate period style, and visit the Deans' cottage, the family's first home and oldest building on the plains. Afterwards, enjoy a rustic, locally sourced meal at the restaurant, located within the house itself, or enjoy a peaceful stroll through the ornate gardens and surrounding bush--home to towering kahikatea trees some 600 years old. A popular farmer's market is held every Saturday on the site. Use our Christchurch holiday planner to add Riccarton House and other attractions to your Christchurch vacation plans.
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  • Riccarton House near the Riccarton Mall is along the Avon River in Christchurch. It is an old Scottish house in New Zealand. In 1843 John Deans built the first cottage which was very small. In 1836 Ja...  more »
  • It's magnificent to go for a walk along the track in Riccarton Bush on a sunny day. It makes me feel tranquil because even if it is located in quite a crowded area in Riccarton, the bush is completely...  more »
  • I had an enjoyable time because there were very comfortable and peaceful places to look around. We drank a cup of coffee and ate a scone with our class teacher and we were talking a lot. We learned ab...  more »