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Homebush Stables

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Business Type: Private Garden

Overview

Homebush is a unique tourist destination west of Christchurch New Zealand offering a country experience of our nations history and culture.

Address: Darfield R.D.1, Canterbury 7571, New Zealand Christchurch & Canterbury

Phone: view phone+6433182785

Website: http://www.homebushstables.co.nz

E-mail: send an e-mail

Description

The restaurant, shop and museum are housed in the beautiful stables building.

The tour includes a garden walk through magnificent trees, rhododendrons and roses, a talk about the Deans family who were the first settlers on the Canterbury plains and a sheep sharing demonstration.

The garden has been developed by the Deans family since 1850. It is a heritage garden full of magnificent specimen trees planted from the early 1850’s with rhododendrons planted underneath. It is about 8 acres in area with sweeping lawns and featuring a circular orchard planted with old roses, an orchard of old fruit trees and a cathedral of trees. 

Hours of work

Open by arrangement.

Locations

Homebush is located 56 kms or 45 minutes west of Christchurch.

From Christchurch
State Highway 73 takes the visitor along the main west road through the small Canterbury towns of West Melton, Kirwee and Darfield. At the end of Darfield turn left onto State Highway 72/77, the Inland Scenic Route. Homebush is 8 kms from Darfield and is well sign-posted.

From Arthurs Pass
Take State High 73 until pass through Waddington. Take the first road on the right, Deans Road turning right on to Homebush Road. Homebush is sign posted on the right approx 1km.

Enjoy the countryside and views of the Southern Alps.

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Homebush Stables

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