Destination guide

The charming area of Riccarton awaits your stay

Enjoy the museums and other features of Riccarton. This romantic and welcoming city is known for its shopping, restaurants and gardens. Riccarton House and Canterbury Museum are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Sightseeing in and around Riccarton

Are you hoping to discover things to do in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that makes Riccarton a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Hagley Golf Course (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Punting on the Avon (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Jellie Park Recreation and Sport Centre (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Christchurch Adventure Park (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • Russley Golf Club (3.3 mi / 5.4 km)
  • Christchurch Golf Club (3.9 mi / 6.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the gardens and other natural features in Riccarton

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Riccarton is a great place to get out in nature. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • New Brighton Beach (7.1 mi / 11.4 km)
  • Hagley Cricket Oval (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Hagley Park (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Christchurch Botanic Gardens (1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Canterbury Agricultural Park (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • Riccarton Park (2.5 mi / 4 km)

Transportation options to and around Riccarton

Fly into Christchurch (CHC-Christchurch Intl.), the closest airport, located 4.3 mi (6.9 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Riccarton?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 36 vacation rentals near Riccarton. From 17 Houses to 7 Studios, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Riccarton for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Can I rent Houses in Riccarton?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 17 Houses in Riccarton. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Riccarton include:

  • Studios: 7 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 9 rentals available
  • Villas: 4 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Townhouses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Riccarton?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 2 vacation rentals with pool available in Riccarton. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.