The Barker Family's lifelong passion project of restoring the Castle continues today. Please be aware that we are currently doing key restoration work on the tower and in some rooms. The tower is currently not accessible for viewing. More information on restoration work here.
High tea at Larnach Castle

Victorian High Tea at Larnach Castle

Experience a Victorian High Tea at Larnach Castle.

Larnach Castle cordially welcomes you to dine with us for our Victorian High Tea. This is served daily from mid afternoon in our Ballroom. 

Here you'll enjoy a selection of homemade sandwiches, slices, scones and creamcake. Choose a delicious pot of tea from our wide range of locally-produced blends. Our Victorian High Tea can either be served in the garden or beside the fire in the Castle's historic ballroom.

Bookings are essential
Your ticket includes Victorian High Tea in the Ballroom Cafe and either a Self-Guided tour of Larnach Castle & Garden, or the Garden.

Daily sitting times are: 1.30pm, 2pm, 2.30pm and 3pm.

Booking notes:

  • All bookings must be made 24 hours in advance of your arrival. 
  • Please inform us of any dietary requirements you may have in the comments section when making your booking.
  • We don't take High Tea bookings on days that Cruise Ships are in town.



High Tea + Castle and Garden Entry

Includes High Tea plus 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.
  • Adult $85.00 per person
  • Child (aged 5 - 14) $40.00 per child
 Book High Tea plus Castle and Garden Entry


High Tea + Garden Entry

Includes High Tea plus entry to the Castle's gardens and grounds, ballroom cafe, historic stables and outbuildings. Informative garden and native plant trail brochures and maps provided to assist with exploring the gardens and grounds.
  • Adult $62.00 per person
  • Child (aged 5 - 14) $40.00 per child

If you are visiting with extra people who do not wish to have High Tea, you can purchase separate entry tickets for them at checkout. Click 'add another product' at checkout and add the ticket type without High Tea as needed. Children aged 0-4 receive free entry into Larnach Castle and thus do not require tickets.
Qualmark Endorsed Visitor Activity
New Zealand Gardens Trust
Landmarks New Zealand
Tiaki - Care for New Zealand

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