Important COVID-19

Vaccine passes are no longer required to visit Larnach Castle. We do ask that face masks are worn unless seated in the Ballroom café.

COVID-19 Response and Info

The Covid-19 Protection Framework, or traffic light system, will come into effect at 11.59pm on Thursday 2 December. From that time, all visitors to Larnach Castle will need to show their My Vaccine Pass as evidence of full vaccination or certified medical exemption, on arrival at the Gate House of Larnach Castle. Children under 12 will be exempt.
Please see for more information on obtaining a My Vaccine Pass, and how the process will work.
Please note, all visitors must continue to use the Covid tracking app or registration form and wear a mask inside the Castle while Dunedin is at orange or red alert status.  This includes day visitors, function guests and accommodation guests.
We will continue to follow the advice and regulations of the Government and review our policies as the Covid-19 situation evolves.
In practice, the Vaccination Pass system ensures that both staff and visitors feel safe at the Larnach Castle
Please email  for general enquires
Please email  for accommodation enquires

Larnach Castle is taking the utmost care to protect the health and safety of its guests and staff. We are monitoring news from government, media, Ministry of Health, Tourism Aotearoa and other bulletins. This allows for rapid adjustments made to our policies and procedures to best handle this outbreak.


What is Larnach Castle doing?

- Larnach Castle employees have been instructed if they are feeling unwell or experiencing flu-like symptoms to not come to work. They are to isolate themselves and seek medical advice.

- Staff are to keep up safe hygiene procedures, from hand washing to using gloves while doing certain tasks. We are also making sure staff are covering their nose and mouth when sneezing or coughing and to avoid touching their faces or surfaces as much as possible.

- We are sanitizing surface areas frequently throughout the day, focusing on high touch points in common areas, such as bathrooms, handrails, doors, point of sale equipment and counter tops.


To all visitors:

- Cover your coughs sneezes with tissues or your elbow

- Put your used tissue in the rubbish bin or in a plastic bag

- Wash and dry your hands often, especially after coughing or sneezing – use soap or hand sanitiser

- Stay away from others if you’re unwell





Qualmark Endorsed Visitor Activity
New Zealand Gardens Trust
Landmarks New Zealand
Tiaki - Care for New Zealand

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