Larnach Castle & Gardens, Dunedin

Take in the 19th-century opulence and gorgeous gardens at Larnach Castle & Gardens, one of the largest mansions in New Zealand. Built in 1871 by politician and businessman William Larnach, the massive building has been gradually restored to its original splendor. Today, visitors can walk around the mansion to learn tales of scandalous history and to see sweeping views from the towers. The castle's sprawling grounds, named one of five Gardens of International Significance by the New Zealand Gardens Trust, include native and exotic plants and a number of specialized gardens, such as the Lost Rock Garden, the Serpentine Walk, and the Alice Lawn. Arrange to visit Larnach Castle & Gardens and other attractions in Dunedin using our Dunedin trip site .
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  • A great place to visit. The recorded commentary is well worth getting. Very informative about the history of the Larnach family and castle. The gardens beautiful, tranquil. A work in progress but very...  more »
  • Lovely grounds, and although the castle is in private ownership there are parts you can see around. Only downside is that it costs just to drive in and look around the gardens, and additional if you w...  more »
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  • Great place to visit. Fantastic views, great gardens. Adequate nice food but not much variety. Castle restoration - not quite finished - but what has been done so far is to a high standard and is from what I saw seems to be very original.
  • We came here with the bus and had a challenging walk path from the bus stop to the castle. Better rent a car for tourists. Love the garden collections and the booklet for garden tour. Definitely a must visit attraction for Dunedin.
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