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

From the the 1st of October to the 31st of March  Larnach Castle is open daily from 8.00am - last entry to the Castle is at 5pm. Castle closes 6pm.
Summer months the Garden is open from 8am until 7pm (1st of October to the 31st of March)

SPRING FLING SUNDAY THE 13TH - RAIN HAIL OR SNOW! REDUCED ENTRY - FREE ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN - PLANT STALL - GREAT FOOD

Early Bird Special - 8.00am to 9.30am  -  $25.00 per adult - $9.00 per child




New gift shop open now!


The gardens at Larnach Castle have been rated by the New Zealand Gardens Trust as a Garden of International Significance. Read more.

Did you know we have accommodation? Accommodation specials are available when you book direct on our website. Read more.

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.
Qualmark Endorsed Visitor Activity
New Zealand Gardens Trust
Landmarks New Zealand
Tiaki - Care for New Zealand
TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice 2017
TripAdvisor Hall of Fame Award

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