Karamū, Riccarton Park is the latest Ngāi Tahu Property development and is located in Upper Riccarton, Christchurch. Selected for the bounty that surrounds it; the richness of its history and the potential of its future. Karamū is the start of something exciting.
When completed, Karamū subdivision will be home to around 1,600 people. While ideally located close to the CBD, it still has the luxury of a rural outlook. Karamū will have sections for sale of varying sizes across a number of neighbourhoods.
The History of Karamū
The Riccarton Racecourse area was once home to the trees, shrubs, and birds that the local Māori (Ngāi Tūāhuriri) used and protected. For birds, the area was an easy flight to Pūtarikamotu (Riccarton Bush) with its awe-inspiring ancient kahikatea, tōtara and mātai trees.
The development is named after the Karamū tree whose bright berries are a signal that harvest time is here. A favourite with native birds including tui and korimako (bellbirds), it is also beloved by gardeners.