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Skip the Line: Larnach Castle & Gardens Admission Ticket provided by Larnach Castle & Gardens

Skip the Line: Larnach Castle & Gardens Admission Ticket

Skip the Line: Larnach Castle & Gardens Admission Ticket
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Available languages
German, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 36403P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
GST (Goods and Services Tax) • Written and audio guides • Entry/Admission - Larnach Castle & Gardens
Exclusions
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase) • Food and drinks (available to purchase) • DVD (available to purchase) • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Transportation to/from attractions
Inclusions
GST (Goods and Services Tax) • Written and audio guides • Entry/Admission - Larnach Castle & Gardens
Exclusions
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase) • Food and drinks (available to purchase) • DVD (available to purchase) • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Transportation to/from attractions
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Wheelchair accessible - if assistance is required, passenger must provide their own caregiver. However, due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
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Donovan
Marina Bay, Singapore24 contributions
Larnach’s Delight
May 2021 • Family
The weather was not favourable - a real wet and misty Scottish day! Not the best for viewing the beautiful gardens but the castle was fabulous. We had afternoon tea in the ballroom cafe with the fires going which was magical! The gift shop was beautifully set out and well stocked with lovely gifts - could have been in a shop in last century Scotland - loved it! Such a pretty drive and so close to the city centre
Written 29 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

808cojo
Nelson, New Zealand74 contributions
Not to be missed if you like history
May 2021
Fantastic commentary on the tour, which really bought the property to life. A fascinating yet sad story of one of our founding families. Lovely gardens to stroll through.
Written 8 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Grant N
Hastings, New Zealand1,225 contributions
Great restoration with a soap opera history - brilliant!
Apr 2021
The whole place is amazing. The history is almost like a soap opera with all the twists and turns - but unlike soap operas it's very entertaining. Loved the restoration that has been done - Constance's boudoir was a laugh a minute - what a bad girl she was! The turret was an interesting climb - best not to meet somebody on way up or down - there's no room to pass. The views are great. The gardens were past their best when we went (getting on towards winter) but very well maintained and well worth a stroll around regardless. There's always a view of something as well. Highlights were the boudoir, the baths (marble bath weighing a ton for the kids - ridiculous!), and some of the artifacts. But especially the history of the place and people - that's worth checking out. Highly recommend
Written 21 April 2021
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Hinemoa McCawe
12 contributions
Step back in time
Apr 2021 • Family
If you love beautiful gardens and a nostalgic trip back to the early 1800's then this is for you. Our family loved every minute of being there and 4 1/2 hours flew by. Our 2 girls (8 & 10) particularly enjoyed the hunt for clues throughout nothing the garden and castle. Highly recommend.
Written 20 April 2021
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Angela
1 contribution
Amazing place to visit! A Must!
Apr 2021
We went to the Larnach Castle and Gardens and also the High Tea. High Tea was so excellent. Beautiful food. We would love to go back there again with our friends.

The Castle is so beautiful and it reminded me of UK and Scotland. It is worth a visit. Thank you for keeping up with the restoration work. Must visit it again one day with friends.
Written 5 April 2021
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Leaha W
Papamoa, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand2 contributions
Incredible restoration by a private family
Mar 2021 • Couples
The restoration of the castle is amazing. I visited 25 years ago and the work that has been done in that time is phenomenal. The family should be so proud, so much hard work and sacrifice. I loved it.
Written 13 March 2021
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Roger S
26 contributions
Wonderful castle, stunning gardens
Mar 2021
Spent a wonderful few hours touring the castle and the beautiful and extensive grounds and recommend that you spend the extra to do both activities. The current owners are doing a great job of renovating the castle and the story boards and short introductory film provide a fascinating history of this landmark building. The views from the tower are stunning and we were lucky to have perfect weather for it.
Written 12 March 2021
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Hazel
2 contributions
Disappointed
Mar 2021 • Couples
Filming at Larnach Castle at the moment. Cant go through all. Don't pay full price/discounted prices
Written 5 March 2021
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Dear Nz900 Thank you for leaving a review, would you mind emailing me privately at deborah@larnachcastle.co.nz I would like address this issue. Thank you
Written 7 March 2021
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Happy Travels at Felicity 888
Auckland, New Zealand53 contributions
Stunning Views
Jan 2021
We had a lovely few hours at Larnach Castle. We went around 10 in the morning to avoid too many people visiting the place.

We especially liked touring the grounds because of the stunning views of the Otago Peninsula. The scenery was breathtaking.

The stairs going up the tower fits only one person. It's very narrow and if you're claustrophobic you might not want to go up the tower.
Written 2 March 2021
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JayRae1
Glasgow, UK1,544 contributions
Well worth a visit.
Mar 2020
Widely billed at ‘New Zealand’s only Castle’, this is really more of a stately home, originally built in the style of a castle by William Larnach. We visited as part of our itinerary, near the end of a 15-day tour of both islands, arranged through Travelmarvel by APT. We thoroughly enjoyed the visit, regardless of the fact that we didn’t consider it to be a real castle.

The lady who gave us the guided tour (sorry I can’t remember her name, though I’m sure it was of Scottish origin), kept us entertained with the history of the castle, including some lurid stories of scandals in days long gone, and also the story of how the Barker family rescued and renovated the property.
Written 25 February 2021
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Karana190
Karana190
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Stunning views, tastefully furnished house and lovely gardens
This is a must visit on a trip to Dunedin. Just the drive there is worth it, and you can climb up to the soldiers
paulwendy2021
paulwendy2021
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Great place.
A brilliant place to visit. Great to learn about the history of the castle. Beautiful interior and colours of the r
Alipa50
Alipa50
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Beautiful old castle
This is a beautiful old building with a collection of antiques decorating each room. The garden are also beautiful.
Peter_Bloor
Peter_Bloor
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Exceptional evening out
We attender the evening dinner of 4 courses snd a complimentary wine. Seating is at a large table with about 20 pe
NZlisa66
NZlisa66
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High tea at the castle
We spent 3 hours walking around the gardens, castle and having high tea with bubbles. Absolutely well worth the co
bexi2014
bexi2014
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Worth a short visit!
We visited as we were told this is a must when visiting Dunedin however we were not blown away, though still glad w
Horrorbilly
Horrorbilly
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Average service and underseasoned brought in food
My family had a group booking at the Ballroom Cafe and came here for lunch. I got the Nourish Bowl - nothing seemed
AEBTokyo
AEBTokyo
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History and views
We enjoyed a morning at Lanarch Castle. As we are originally from the UK we would consider this more a stately home
Lisa C
Lisa C
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Great place to visit
Everyone should visit here once in their life. We went in the school holidays and it was fairly quiet. The gardens
Bigcookiebear
Bigcookiebear
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Arduous drive to a castle
Its history is interesting and the gardens are nice but the castle is a bit gothic. But what scared us is the drive
WifeyNZ
WifeyNZ
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Loving Larnochs
The house and grounds were spectacular! The grounds especially will take your breath away. Everything is beautifull
jenbrown5
jenbrown5
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Beautiful
This tour was very interesting and the gardens were beautiful. The up keep on the castle is fascinating and so much
carolinepH2401IA
carolinepH2401IA
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Disappointing not worth the cost
Rather disappointing as inside is not like a castle at all, some big cracks in walls and roofs so wasn’t sure how e
GoldenOldies2021
GoldenOldies2021
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Truly Beautiful
We spent a couple of hours inside the Castle with a guide, Dick, from Headfirst Tours and were gobsmacked at the st
Travelling20192020
Travelling20192020
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Garden admission(poorly kept flowers)
We arrived to the castle and paid at the gate for garden admission only which is 17.50$ per adult !! So I was expec
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