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  • 2.5 to 9 hrs
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  • Languages Offered: English
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 Quater
  • 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 Cadbury World, 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:
We will do a City Sights Tour first and Elm Wildlife will pick you up from Larnach Castle
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: times may vary dependent seasonality and traffic
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Larnach Castle & Gardens
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.
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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!

Thank islandboi6
Reviewed 8 April 2018
Book with Headfirst if you want to go to Larnach Castle!

On the Larnach Castle website, it's not advertised that there is NO taxi or public transportation that goes there. You have to book with a tour company. We did the math and booking the tour costs the same as taking a taxi and buying tickets...More

1  Thank adrian_dy02
Reviewed 2 April 2018
Reputable Company

We chose this company when we reached the port. They were friendly and the price seemed reasonable. I would definitely use them again and recommend them. The only complaint I have is that we were confused about how the bus worked. We thought this was...More

Thank Teri A
Reviewed 5 March 2018
Larnach castle and city tour

This tour was excellent. Our guide was very informative and we also got to do the city hop on/off bus. The drivers were also helpful and interesting

Thank jans3976
HeadfirstTravel, Front Office Manager at Headfirst Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Kia Ora! Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and that our driver was helpful. Many thanks and warm regards from the Headfirst Travel Team

Reviewed 22 February 2018
Great history

The history of this castle is great reading, it has been beautifully restored to a grand castle and the gardens are just amazing Its a must do

Thank Janet3009
HeadfirstTravel, Front Office Manager at Headfirst Travel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Kia Ora! Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review. Larnach Castle, and its rich history, is absolutely a beautiful place to visit. Please feel free to come back again soon! Many thanks and Warm Regards from the Headfirst Travel Team

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