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From Dunedin: Larnach Castle and Gardens Tour

Product ID: 247652
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Discover New Zealand's only castle and wander through its award-winning gardens. Learn the history and secrets of the beautifully-restored Larnach Castle and admire views over the Otago Peninsula.
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Duration: 3 hours
Starting time 11:00 AM
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  • See the unique and opulent Larnach Castle, the only one of its kind in New Zealand
  • Stroll through the award-winning castle gardens
  • Enjoy a historically-rich and entertaining guided tour of the castle
Full description
Get picked up at in Dunedin and enjoy the scenic 30-minute drive to Larnach Castle. Start your castle experience with a 45-minute guided tour of the complex that dates back to 1871. Hear the incredible story of the castle's origins and learn about an elaborate construction process that took over 200 workmen three years to build the exterior and a further 12 years to embellish the interior. Marvel at the impeccably-restored structure featuring the finest materials from around the world. 

After your guided tour of Larnach Castle, enjoy 45 minutes of free time to relax in the cafe or explore the beautiful grounds. Entry to the castle includes the tower, ballroom cafe, gift shop, castle gardens, grounds, historic stables, and outbuildings so you are free to choose the sites that most suit your interests. 

Choose to add on a Speights Brewery tour or Taieri Gorge train ride after your Larnach Castle visit to make the most of your time in the area.
  • Centrally located pickup
  • Transportation to the castle
  • Castle entry
  • Guided tour of the castle by your driver/guide
  • Free time to explore the Castle Garden or have coffee or lunch (at your own expense)
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Pickup from Port Chalmers
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Outside the Dunedin iSite (50 The Octagon, Dunedin, 9016, New Zealand)

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Important information
What to bring
  • Snacks
  • Water
  • Closed-toe shoes
Know before you go
• Close-toed shoes are required for the Speights Brewery Tour option

From £44.85 per person

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Headfirst Travel

Product ID: 247652