Riccarton House & Bush, Christchurch
(4.5/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
Step into another era at Riccarton House & 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. Use our Christchurch holiday planner to add Riccarton House & Bush and other attractions to your Christchurch vacation plans.
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  • This is a easy and flat walk for any age and abilities! If you like Walks and Nature, This is the walk for you! I love this walk. And it is a shaded walk so that you can go on a hot day. it is also an...  more »
  • Visited the house and bush while while at the busy farmers market. Lovely grounds and cook and beautiful in the the bush. 
  • Riccardo House and Bush actually has 4 worthy options for visiting. The farmers market on Saturday mornings is extensive, many vendors with fruits, vegetables, homemade goods, locally smoked salmon, e...  more »