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Parks & nature in Riccarton

“The only bit of virgin native bush left in Christchurch, Riccarton bush is a definite must-visit for travellers. Saved and closed off by the Deans family in the 1800s, this little piece of native sanctuary will help you imagine Christchurch before colonisation. Hear the birds warble, see the native plants, and enjoy the tranquility.”
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“This elegant Victorian homestead was built at the turn of the 20th Century in the Arts and Crafts style, reflecting the Tudor houses of England. Surrounding it are 5.5 hectares of beautifully crafted traditional lawns and gardens, with the Avon River meandering through the middle. The building is now used a restaurant and cafe, and the Gardens are open to the public. If you like you can take a relaxing punt down the Avon.”
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“Historic homestead that is open to the public plus a small slice of NZ native bush right in the heart of the city, lots of native birds and well sign posted plants/trees. Well worth a visit. Walking in the bush is free, there is a fee to have a tour of the homestead. There is a wonderful farmers market here every Saturday morning. ”
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“A beautiful restored homestead with stunning gardens on the Avon River . Afternoon tea and cafe is situated in the homestead. Only a few minutes away , next to Hagley Park. It's peaceful and lovely paths to walk, ponds, rose gardens. ”
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