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“Include the Farmers Market”

Riccarton House & Bush
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Owner description: 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 trees up to 600 years old. This tranquil 12 hectare reserve is located just 3.5 Km from Christchurch city centre.
Nuremberg, Germany
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132 reviews
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“Include the Farmers Market”
Reviewed 21 November 2013

Have been there and also visited the farmers market which was held there during the time of the visit. Great time and also surroundings. If you want to see some local stuff on the market and buy some local honey, sweets, fruits ..... just check it out.

Visited November 2013
Thank Peter H
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Bundaberg, Australia
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“Native bush in the city”
Reviewed 7 October 2013

The house would be a bonus to see if it reopens after earth quake damage. I went to see the native bush and it did not disappoint. I liked the fenced area to keep out pest animals. The small cottage was also interesting. We caught the public bus and walked the couple of blocks. We got off at the Westfield mall but it would have been closer an earlier stop in the main street.

Visited September 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“I always love this place”
Reviewed 9 September 2013

I started visiting Riccarton House and Bush when I was about 14. I think the house, the setting by the river, the bush.... it's just stunning. I recommend taking a tour through the house to learn the history of the Deans family, then take a walk through the bush out the back. If you're there on Saturday, be sure to stop by in the morning to check out the Farmers Market, if you're there on a Sunday you'll be able to check out the craft market!

Visited April 2013
Thank KiaOraKiwi
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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31 reviews
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“Interesting walk”
Reviewed 5 August 2013

Riccarton bush is a lovely unspoiled area in the middle of suburbia.
the walk around is easy no hills:-) You can hear the various birds flying around. You could spend a leisurely walk of about an hour taking your time and taking in all the signage about the trees.This area is also used as a kiwi nursery where the kiwis go until they are a certain weight and then reintroduced to the wild.These birds will not been seen during the day and live deep into tree trunks. Good walk for elderly people as well as kids.

Visited July 2013
Thank Carolyn G
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New Zealand
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“Historic house/garden”
Reviewed 31 July 2013

This is a house that is known for an early settler who was influential in the new Christchurch city, Heaton Rhodes. A walk around the house, punt on the river here and the restaurant with also the devonshire and high teas! I like this.

Visited February 2013
Thank granlie
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