Larnach Castle Entry

Larnach Castle - Dunedin's Must See Visitor Attraction!

Highlights

  • Enjoy the incredible views across the Otago Peninsula, at the top of the tower!
  • Experience the impeccable castle gardens, some of the most beautiful and prestigious gardens in the world.
  • Explore the lavish high-ceilinged rooms filled with magnificent furnishings and materials from all over the world.
  • Soak up the castles rich, exciting, scandalous and tragic history!

William Larnach built Larnach Castle for his beloved wife over 144 years ago and it stands proud as New Zealand’s only genuine castle.

15 years of painstaking construction by master craftsmen made this building a majestic and imposing mansion and one of the most iconic buildings in the country.

The castle is symbolic of Dunedin’s rich history and heritage and a visit to it is a must do for locals and visitors alike.

The castle has had many uses in its time, from mental asylum, to a hospital for soldiers to a nuns retreat. The ballroom was once even used as a holding pen for sheep long before the current owners took on the mammoth task of restoring the castle to its former glory.

Adult $34.00 (Aged 15+)
Child $12.00 (5-14 yrs old)

Location

  • 145 Camp Road, Otago Peninsula, Dunedin

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Notes

  • Vouchers may be redeemed at any time between 9am and 5pm. Grounds are open until 7pm.

    Vouchers are date specific and you can use your voucher on the day that you booked anytime between 9am-5pm.

    Your ticket includes entry plus full castle & gardens access.

  • Children aged 14 and under go FREE.

Available Bookings from September 22 to September 28

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Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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Preston from New Zealand wrote on 29 January 2020

New Zealand's Castle.

Very cool place. The view from the tower is amazing. Would have been an interesting place to live in.

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Lynda Read from New Zealand wrote on 16 November 2020

Definitely worth the trip!

What an amazing place! Especially loved reading about the history of the Castle. What an incredible feat the Barker family has undertaken, thank you for meticulously taking care of this treasure! Highly recommend a visit here, the lunch was awesome too!

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amandaa5 from New Zealand wrote on 16 July 2020

Highly recommend

An amazing and beautiful castle and the work done and to be done deserves our support. Thank you for having this beautiful place open to the public. The day we visited it was raining, cold and foggy so would love to visit on a sunny day next time.

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Andrew from New Zealand wrote on 14 July 2020

Great family outing

We visited on a miserable day but were pleasantly surprised how warm it was inside . We didn't find out until later that you can pay a little extra to get an audio tour which we will definitely purchase for on our next visit. Our 11 yr olds and a 14 yr old also loved it too . Because we saved money by purchasing on bookme we spent our saving and more in the cafe , it feels like the least we could do in these tough times . The food too was top notch . We will definitely return again in the summer , can't wait to see the gardens on a nice day . The hubby was not at all keen to visit but now planning our next trip, he is telling everyone how much he enjoyed it .

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Colleen Kenny from Australia wrote on 17 February 2020

Definitely worth a visit

We really enjoyed our tour of the gardens. They were stunning & so we’re the views. As well as the view from the top if the Castle. Well done to the family who have restored it.

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