Riccarton House and Bush, Christchurch

4.6
#3 of 18 in Historic Sites in Christchurch
Step into another era at Riccarton House and Bush, 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. See Riccarton House and Bush and all Christchurch has to offer by arranging your trip with our Christchurch road trip planning app .
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  • Rumah Riccarton ini sangat cantik. Did sini meraka ada private tour, same pasar pagi (Sat sahaja). Sugain Avon sunguh cantik di sebelah, dan hutan di belakang rumah ini. Ada masa mesti pergi.  more »
  • A lovely place to spend an hour or so just wandering around admiring the well preserved historic, character house complete with doves and cute kitchen garden. The house is surrounded by shady woods wi...  more »
  • This location hosts the best farmers market in Christchurch. Outstanding stalls who offer a range of exciting artisan food lines and plenty of supply. Always a highlight when visiting Christchurch  more »

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