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Larnach Castle will be open for business on the Thursday, 9th September, adhering to the Delta Level Two restrictions.

Larnach Castle Audio/Visual Tour Guide

Larnach Castle's multimedia app has officially been released. You can now experience New Zealand's only Castle through a visually stunning presentation and discover the history that surrounds the Castle and its gardens. This product allows you to delve in to the past and visualise life in the Castle when it was the Larnach family residence.

The tour guide is currently available to hire from the reception at Larnach Castle for $5 or can be purchased from the iOS app store to keep as a souvenir of your visit. Current languages include English and Mandarin Chinese, with more to be added in the near future.

This app features high-quality video, imagery and commentary, which provides an excellent supplement and source of enlightening information for any guest to the castle. 

Download now to begin your tour and to discover the history, stories and secrets of Larnach Castle:

Larnach Castle app on iTunes [ external link ]

You can also hire from reception for $5.

Call 03 476 1616 for more information or group bookings.


"I have travelled the world and your AV tour is the best of all guides - better than Buckingham Palace!" 

"A superb audio/visual experience, on par with the best in Europe" 

Need convincing? Have a quick look around Larnach Castle using Google Street View:

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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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