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  • Address: 145 Camp Road, Company Bay
  • Hours: Open Daily 9am - 5pm, Closed Christmas
  • Admission: Adults: NZ$27

Built between 1873 and 1887, the Larnach Castle is the only castle in all of New Zealand. Sitting on a beautiful 35 acres, the castle grounds and interior are a wonderful way to spend a day. For an extended stay, you can stay at the 4-star Larnach Lodge, located on the castle grounds. 

Constructed for an Australian banker and politician, the castle presents a combination of American, Venetian, and Gothic styles of decor and architecture, making it wholly elaborate and unique. In addition to its ornate interior and beautifully maintained garden, tourists and guests gather at Larnach for a supernatural experience: the castle is said to be haunted by multiple members of the Larnach family. 

Be sure to take some tea or a light lunch in the ballroom, one of the most beautiful parts of the castle, as well as visiting the on-grounds plant nursery. 

Practical Info

Larnach is located about 20 minutes out of Dunedin city center, and can be reached via a high route that traverses the center of the peninsula.

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