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This tranquil 12 hectare reserve is located just 3.5 km from Christchurch city centre.
In 1843 the area known to Maori as Putaringamotu – “the place of an echo” – became home to the pioneering Deans family, the first Europeans to settle the Canterbury Plains. The family’s dramatic story of endurance and tragedy; of dreams, love and promises, is woven into the fabric of these beautifully restored buildings and emerges as you explore the house, grounds and beyond.
Join us for a guided tour of Riccarton House, visit Deans Cottage, take a peaceful stroll through the verdant bush or wander the park grounds before enjoying morning/afternoon tea, lunch and superb coffee, either in the Drawing Room restaurant or outside in our courtyard.
Riccarton House & Bush, 16 Kahu Road, Fendalton, Christchurch, Christchurch - Canterbury, New Zealand.
- Business hours:
- 9.00 am - 4.00pm
- Months of operation:
- All months of the year
Facilities and Features
- Proximity to airport:
- 6.9 kms to Christchurch Airport
- Proximity to town:
- 3.5 kms to city centre