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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  • Taking a walk through the garden loop is great it's so peaceful and a chance to have a look and read of the plants and trees that are part of this walk 
  • 每个周六有农产品集市在这附近。挺好玩的。有各式各样的水果和吃的东西,可以过来这边吃早餐。我们当时吃完早餐才过来觉得什么都吃不下。 
  • This place deserves to be much better known entry to lovely grounds and splendid bush walk and access to excellent cafe is free.for 18 dollars each we had a wonderful hour plus long tour of the house ...  more »