• Larnach Castle and Gardens
  • Larnach Castle and Gardens
  • Larnach Castle and Gardens
  • Larnach Castle and Gardens
  • Larnach Castle and Gardens
  • Larnach Castle and Gardens

Welcome to Larnach Castle & Gardens in Dunedin

Situated on the picturesque Otago Peninsula, Larnach Castle is one of New Zealand’s premier visitor attractions. Lovingly restored by the Barker Family, the Castle and surrounding grounds are at the heart of the Dunedin visitor experience. A diverse business; Larnach Castle Limited offers the castle experience, award winning gardens, luxury accommodation, event management and unique dining experiences. Larnach Castle has received numerous national and international accolades.
 
Larnach Castle is open daily from 9am – last entry to the Castle is at 5pm. During the summer months (1st of October to the 31st of March) the Garden is open until 7pm.
 
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The gardens at Larnach Castle have been rated by the New Zealand Gardens Trust as a Garden of International Significance. Read more.
News and Updates from Larnach Castle
  • The Barker Family's Restoration

    Read about the modern history of Larnach Castle...
  • We're open 365 days a year

    During the summer months our Gardens are open until 7:00pm, with the last Castle admission at 5:00pm.
  • Restoration work on a major scale

    After a year of planning and two months of work, the refurbished music room at Larnach Castle recently reopened to the public. Kim Dungey from the Otago Daily Times takes a look inside.
Explore Larnach Castle and Gardens

Explore Larnach Castle and Gardens

Entry to the Castle including the tower, ballroom cafe, gift shop, Castle gardens, grounds, historic stables and outbuildings. Informative brochure provided, in several languages, for self-guided tour of Castle, gardens and grounds.
Weddings and Conferences at Larnach Castle

Weddings and Conferences at Larnach Castle

Larnach Castle and Gardens are a spectacular location for your wedding, conference dinner, ball, dinner and dance, or that other significant special event.
Larnach Castle accommodation

Larnach Castle accommodation

Enjoy a beautiful, quiet rural setting only 20 minutes drive from Dunedin City and so close to other Peninsula attractions. Located within the grounds of Larnach Castle, three unique styles of accommodation are offered to guests.
The Barker Family

The Barker Family

"I continue with restoration. I intend improving interpretation and understanding of the castle for visitors; it’s a window into our history. It is my vision to conserve and develop the property in the innovative spirit of William Larnach." Norcombe Barker, Executive Director.

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