One of the Christchurch's secret, Riccarton Bush is a 10 minute stroll through a tranquil grove of tall kahikatea trees. It is the only area of native hardwood forest like Rimu and Kauri left in Christchurch.
Guided eco tours through the ancient native forest of Riccarton Bush are available for groups of 10 or more visitors. Bookings are essential.
Contacts: Telephone – 03 341 1018 (Riccarton House during office hours) Mobile 021 133 2280 Fax 03 341 6839
If you visit on a Saturday morning, you can get the added benefit of the Farmers Market with all it's delicious sights and smells. Their organic garden, kitchen and cafe provides stunning local fare whether it's for a casual lunch or a formal seated dinner.