Larnach Castle And Gardens

Currently Open [Closes at 07:00 pm]
  • Address: 145 Camp Road, Otago Peninsula 9077, Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +64-34761616
  • Ticket Price: 29 NZD
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Garden, Castle, Family And Kids, Architecture

Built in the year 1871 by William Larnach (merchant and politician) for his beloved first wife Eliza, the Larnach Castle is New Zealand’s only castle. A majestic and magnificent piece of architecture, it took more than 200 workmen three years to build the Castle shell. Another 12 years were required to complete the beautiful interiors of the castle. William Larnach’s dream home features the finest materials from around the world.

While visiting the castle, do explore the surrounding garden as well. The Larnach Castle Garden has been a labour of love for Margaret Barker. She, along with her late husband, purchased the neglected castle and the 35 acres property in the year 1967. The garden has been rated by the New Zealand Gardens Trust as a ‘Garden of International Significance’.

  • Some places in the castle are not wheelchair accessible.

  • Last admission to the Castle is at 5 p.m.

  • Hiring a taxi or renting a car is recommended.
  • Many tour operators in Dunedin include Larnach Castle in their itineraries.

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  • Larnach Castle And Gardens Address: 145 Camp Road, Otago Peninsula 9077, Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Larnach Castle And Gardens Contact Number: +64-34761616
  • Larnach Castle And Gardens Timing: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Larnach Castle And Gardens Price: 29 NZD
  • Best time to visit Larnach Castle And Gardens(preferred time): 09:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Larnach Castle And Gardens: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Dunedin include Larnach Castle And Gardens in their plan

  • 82.76% of people start their Larnach Castle And Gardens visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Larnach Castle And Gardens

Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Larnach Castle And Gardens

People normally club together Larnach Castle and Otago Peninsula while planning their visit to Larnach Castle And Gardens.

People also prefer to start their day with Larnach Castle And Gardens.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • As far as castles in the world go I mean it's eh especially if you've been around Europe, but it's beautiful in the mist and clouds and it's little gardens and lookout over the bay are beautiful. It's a bit crowded with tourists though as it's the only castle in New Zealand so it probably gets a little too much love. If you're in the area, take a look but I would suggest looking around and checking out the rest of the peninsula.

  • It's a grand house with mock battlements rather than a castle built for defence. But it is very grand with an interesting history. There's a display downstairs about the history with mementos and the rest of the rooms have furniture from the period, often the original. There are lots of details like carved ceilings and stained glass. Outside there are interesting gardens and views.

  • Not a Castle, (even the plaque on it says a mansion). However Great cafe and beautiful views of the Harbour. Loved the quirky used of Pine cones to discourage people sitting on the chairs #hilarious

  • Beautiful Scottish Castle! The grounds are gorgeous and the tour (with the $5.00 headset and guide) is wonderful. They have a great cafe as well. Highly recommend going to see this amazing Castle.

  • I absolutely felt the Barker's love of Larnach Castle when visiting from Australia this month. Due to their tireless dedication and commitment to restore this magnificent piece of history, I was privelleged to be able to witness the almost unbelievable beauty of craftsmanship, that adorned every single room. The hand carved wooden detailing was what dreams are made of. Magnificent ❤

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