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.
Larnach Castle and Gardens

Host Card Terms

  • Your Host Card grants you free entry into Larnach Castle when they are accompanied by one full paying adult. Free entry gives you access to the Castle, Gardens and Ballroom Cafe.
  • The Host Card is free and is valid for five years from the date of issue.
  • You can get a new card issued at the Larnach Castle reception.

Terms and Conditions:
  • Host Card cardholders must show valid photo ID at each visit. Cardholders with a photo on their card do not need to show ID. Valid photo ID includes a drivers license, 18+ card, passport, student card, or another form of ID with a photo and name on it, such as a pool card.
  • Host Cards are for use by member only. The cards are non transferrable. You may not give it to friends or family to use.
  • You must have a paying adult with you on your visit. “Full paying adult” means your guest must pay the adult Castle and Gardens Access entry price (currently $34) for you to receive free entry. For example, if your guest only wanted to pay for entry to the gardens, you would not receive free garden entry.
Qualmark Endorsed Visitor Activity
New Zealand Gardens Trust
Landmarks New Zealand
Tiaki - Care for New Zealand

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