Larnach Castle

New Zealands only Castle offers an insight into a wealthy Victorian lifestyle, complete with scandal and suicide.


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Larnach Castle, New Zealand's only Castle, offers an insight into Victorian Culture. Built from 1871, by William Larnach, Merchant Banker and Politician, Larnach Castle showcases master craftsmanship, New Zealand Antiques and the style of Victorian living.

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Learn about Larnach's three wives, six children... and eventual scandalous suicide in Parliament Buildings.

Beautifully restored and interestingly interpreted by the Barker family who have owned and cared for the Castle since 1967.

Three accommodation options available
Luxury - Camp Estate
Unique - Larnach Lodge
Affordable - Castle Stable Stay

* Stunning gardens, recently selected as Garden of International


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Physical address

Larnach Castle, Camp Road, Otago Peninsula, Dunedin, Dunedin - Coastal Otago, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
9am - 5pm, 7 days.
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
45 minutes from Dunedin CBD
Proximity to coach terminal:
20 Minutes to the Dunedin Railway Station
Proximity to town:
20 minutes drive from the Dunedin CBD

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $31.00
Further pricing information:
We offer FIT self guided visits, Groups tours and meals. FOCs for drivers and escorts when certain numbers met.

Language support

  Written Spoken
Chinese (Simplified) YES NO
French YES NO
French YES NO
German YES NO
Indonesian YES NO
Italian YES NO
Japanese YES NO
Korean YES NO
Spanish YES NO

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