• 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.
Scaffold will be in place on the North & North East exterior side of the Castle from the 25th of April  for approximately 12 weeks. This work is a continuation of the  Castle restoration.
 
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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
  • Dinner at Larnach Castle this May

    For the month of May only, Larnach Castle will be offering the opportunity to dine in a Castle dining room to the public and holiday makers of Dunedin.
  • Gardens-a-Buzz: Wild Dunedin Garden Tour

    Join us for this Wild Dunedin event! Garden Tour and Talk by Fiona Eadie, Head Gardener at Larnach Castle.
  • 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.
  • Kid's Go Free in the School Holidays

    Children receive free entry into Larnach Castle during the NZ school holidays when accompanied by ONE paying adult.
  • Mothers Day Special Event!

    This Mother's Day, treat Mum to a tour and afternoon tea at Larnach Castle!
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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