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. Bookings online.