• 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.
 
Read more and visit us.

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
  • Christmas - Gift Vouchers

    Phone our reception on (03) 476 1616 to arrange a gift voucher. Our friendly staff will be able to assist you with queries and purchases.
  • Christmas Hours

    We are open 365 days of the year including Christmas Day, from 9:00am - 5:00pm
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.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with stylesheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so. The latest version of Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome or Internet Explorer will work best if you're after a new browser.