Visit the colonial cottage built by pioneering Scottish brothers, William and John Deans, in 1843: the oldest building on the Canterbury Plains
In the map above, if you zoom in on the walk, you’ll see all the following track points and their location. Each point has photos along with a description about each one.
To the right of Riccarton House is the old cottage, behind the cottage is the entrance to Riccarton bush.
It looks like the main entrance to a prison, It is what the DOC call a predator Fences. helps to keep out the four legged creatures
Richarton House walk is half gravel the other half is laid in concrete.
Keeping the four legged creatures out has allowed the native tui and bell birds to resettle in Riccarton bush again.
So take advantage of the seats along the walk, sit-down and enjoy their lyrics of the bell birds and Tui’s.
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