Riccarton House and Bush / Pūtaringamotu is a unique New Zealand heritage site consisting of two historic buildings, flanked by beautiful open parkland and ornate gardens, bordered by Ōtākaro / Avon River 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. Feel free to explore the house grounds and bush at your leisure. Viewing of the inside of the house is by guided tour only and these operate daily.
Adventure at the Haunted House
It is Midwinter Yuletide and Riccarton House Ghost Tours are back – a must “see and do” these Winter Holidays! Walk beside ghosts of history at Riccarton House.
As part of KidsFest 2018, we are offering a series of 30-minute long adventure-style tours aimed at older kids (10+), teenagers and young adults, based on the engrossing tales from the Deans family history. Bookings are open from 9am 1 June 2018. Find out more.