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Larnach Castle & Gardens Tour from Dunedin

Larnach Castle & Gardens Tour from Dunedin

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Dunedin, New Zealand
icon3 to 8 hours  (approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
icon3 to 8 hours  (approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

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icon3 to 8 hours  (approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English


Discover New Zealand’s only castle with an excursion from Dunedin to Larnach Castle & Gardens. You’ll join a guided tour to learn the fascinating history of the castle and of William Larnach, who built the castle in 1871 for his beloved wife, then enjoy some time to explore on your own, strolling the sumptuous gardens or taking high tea in the castle’s ballroom. The basic tour includes entrance fees and round-trip transport from a central location in Dunedin, with multiple departure times available, or opt to upgrade with some exciting extras.
  • Enjoy a visit to the castle and gardens of one of New Zealand's historic homes
  • Tour with a guide, then spend time exploring on your own
  • Optional upgrades include Speights Brewery, Olveston Historic Home, a city tour, or Taieri Gorge Railway
  • Includes round-trip transport from central Dunedin
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10:00 AM
Departure Point: I-Site Dunedin, Octagon. Centrally located accommodation pick ups available please contact us if you require accommodation pick up
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Covered in Shoes are required for the Speights Brewery Tour option
  • A medium fitness level is required for the Elm Wildlife tour options
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Headfirst Travel
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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22 Reviews
2 stars

Reviews by Viator travelers

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Lovely garden and views
, Apr 2020
The tour was very good. We had no trouble finding the bus and the people operating it were pleasant and organized. The "castle" itself is not a castle but a large house built in the 19th century. The tour and family history was interesting but what makes this tour worthwhile are the gardens and spectacular views. (The best picture I took from two weeks in New Zealand was from the Larnach Castle gardens.) We were in Dunedin with a cruise ship and this was an easy and much more economical way to see Larnach castle than with the cruise ship tour. There are shuttles at the cruise port that drop you off in the octagon just a short walk from the visitor center where the tour bus boards.
Very Angry Customers
, Mar 2020
Never got to Dunedin for the tour by cruise as weather worsened considerably and the Captain of Ovation of the Seas changed destination for all our safety. Tried to contact yourselves and the tour company via email that day but nobody bothered to get back to me. In summary, we never got there - circumstances were out of our control. Lost our money as we were ignored. Would never recommend Viator or that tour company again.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Kerri B
, Oct 2019
This was definitely a highlight for us both. The fact that you could actually touch many of the artifacts was amazing. Our guide was so informative.
Our guide was amazing and very...
Angela M
, Jan 2018
Our guide was amazing and very knowledgeable. So glad we took this tour.

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