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Riccarton Guide: Spend Less, Do More

Welcome to Riccarton

This Christchurch suburb is rich in history and youthful energy, thanks to the influx of students from the nearby University of Canterbury, which gives the town a fresh and trendy vibe.


The Riccarton Rotary Sunday Market is New Zealand's largest open-air market, a great place to browse the stalls of over 300 vendors selling everything from fresh local produce to antique furniture. The market draws thousands of visitors each week and features a food court, children's activities and more. Riccarton Rotary Sunday Market is open from 9am to 2pm at the Riccarton Racecourse, a short 15 minute drive from the city centre.

The Great Outdoors

Riccarton and the South Island is a wealth of natural beauty and a true haven for those who enjoy an active lifestyle. You'll find trials for climbing and walking, alpine hot springs, glaciers, gorgeous beaches and dense forests. Whether you fancy hiking, cycling, skiing, surfing, horseback riding, fishing or water sports, you're sure to have the time of your life in Riccarton.

Riccarton Hotels and Accommodation

A quiet, restful stay is not hard to find in Riccarton. From the quaint local B&B to the spacious high-end garden motel, accommodation is all centrally located so getting around town is quick and easy

Your Cheaperthanhotels Team

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