Important COVID-19

From the 3rd of December 2021, due to the  government vaccine mandate,  Larnach Castle will be required to sight your vaccine pass.
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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.

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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.

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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