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Larnach Castle & Gardens Tour from Dunedin

Larnach Castle & Gardens Tour from Dunedin
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A 3.5 hour tour with one of our driver/guides to the only castle in New Zealand. Enjoy a 45 minutes guided tour through the castle and free time afterwards to explore the gardens. Sights included.
From US$55.14
Larnach Castle ONLY
A 2.5 hour tour to Larnach Castle return from Dunedin City. A 45 minute guided tour of the castle itself as well as 45 minutes to relax in the Larnach Castle Cafe or explore the grounds is included.
From US$48.86
Larnach Castle and Sights PM
A 3.5 hour tour with one of our driver/guides to the only castle in New Zealand. Enjoy a 45 minutes guided tour through the castle and free time afterwards to explore the gardens. Sights included.
From US$55.14
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Overview
Discover New Zealand’s only castle with a 2.5-hour 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. This 2.5-hour tour includes entrance fees and round-trip transport from a central location in Dunedin, with multiple departure times available.
What to Expect
Depart the Dunedin Information Centre at 10am or 2pm (Summer) or 9am (Winter). Enjoy a 30 minute scenic drive to Larnach Castle.

Once at Larnach Castle our experienced driver guide will take you on a fully guided 45 minute tour of the Castle its self. After your guided tour of the castle you will have 45 minutes spare time to relax in the cafe at Larnach Castle or explore the gardens there.

After your 45 minutes of free time at Larnach Castle we head back into Dunedin CBD for a one hour City Sights Tour (if chosen). Our City Sights tour is fully commentated by our experienced driver guide and includes the following:
  • Baldwin Street (The Worlds steepest street)
  • The Dunedin Railway Station
  • The First Church of Dunedin
  • Knox Church
  • Scenic look outs over Dunedin City
  • The Otago University 
  • Scafieville - Dunedin's Student Quarter
  • and More if time allows.

If you have chosen not to include a City Sights Tour we will drop you off at the Dunedin Information Centre at 12.30pm (Summer) or 11.30am (Winter)

If you have also included a Speights Brewery or Taieri Gorge Railway Tour your driver will drop you off at your selected activity after the City Sights Tour (Summer) or after your Larnach Castle Tour (Winter)

If you have included an Elm Wildlife Tour:
Summer:
We will do a City Sights Tour first and Elm Wildlife will pick you up from Larnach Castle
Winter:
We will drop you off at the Dunedin Information Centre after your Larnach Castle and City Sights Tour and Elm Wildlife will pick you up from there at 1.30pm.

Please Note: Pick up from Port Chalmers is not included. Times may vary dependent seasonality and traffic

Reviews (12)
1 - 5 of 11 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Rip off

There were six of us it cost $474 includes entry fee $20 each , 25 min rough bus trip. When we got there the guide didn’t turn up, after 20 minutes someone gave us a rush trip through and we had to miss several rooms...More

Thank NKBOW12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Shore excursion

Had a great day! Very organised and worry free. The tour was well planned and the guide at Larnach Castle told the history of the Castle with much enthusiasm! We had a fantastic day - highly recommended.

Thank Gabosto
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great Tour Operator ! Awesome Day Trip !

We only had half a day in Dunedin and decided to do the Castle Tour. Worried that we would not be able to catch our coach to Te Anau in time, I corresponded with Aliya of Headfirst Admin via email and she assured me that...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 88travel
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile
Great Tour and Wonderful Guide

My booking was supposed to be a small group tour it just so happen I was the only person booked that day. I had a great time roaming around the city with her. She's very knowledgeable about the Larnach Castle history as well as the...More

Thank Destination825391
Reviewed 20 June 2018
Beautiful tour!

Great excursion from Dunedin .. the drive down the peninsular was breathtaking. Our driver and guide was an outstanding young man, stopped for some photo opportunities along the way ..also took us for the guided tour of the castle. Would highly recommend Headfirst!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank islandboi6
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