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Dunedin Chinese Garden

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Explore an authentic example of a Chinese scholar's garden that celebrates the Chinese influence on Otago's history and heritage. The Garden Gift Shop offers the chance to find something culturally different while the Tea House allows you to take...more
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Corner Rattray and Cumberland Streets | Next to Toitū Otago Settlers Museum, Dunedin 9058, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Dunedin Chinese garden which is celebrating its 10 year anniversary. Such a beautiful, tranquil place to spend time. It's the only truly authentic Chinese Scholars garden in the Southern Hemisphere. Everything was assembled in Shanghai where it has a sister garden, before being...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited in September, so at the end of winter/early spring, and found the garden disappointing and it had the feeling of neglect, especially is some of the out of the way areas. Probably best in the summer

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DCCMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Dunedin Chinese Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts and post this review. We appreciate hearing from you.

Reviewed 30 August 2018

The garden is beautiful and peaceful and really is representative of a part of Dunedin's history. we enjoyed the beauty of the gardens but more importantly learnt about the early chinese community and their struggles and ultimate triumphs in early Dunedin. Very informative cultural experience.

Thank kylee r
DCCMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Dunedin Chinese Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

The feedback we get is often very positive about the information panels and videos on display at the garden. Thank you for taking the time to share your comments.

Reviewed 22 August 2018

We were advised that the gardens were built to celebrate Dunedin’s Chinese heritage and to commemorate its relationship with its sister city of Shanghai and that it is the only truly authentic Chinese Scholar’s Garden in the Southern Hemisphere. We were on a tight schedule...More

Thank lovetrav_9
DCCMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Dunedin Chinese Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your review! Sorry you had to leave us so soon. If you're back in Dunedin again do call in.

Reviewed 8 August 2018

What a surprise we had when we went inside, the buildings were lovely,so peaceful. The place is small, but their is a tea room and a little shop. We were told to go and visit it. It is by the train station, parking was ok....More

Thank 627sarah1234
DCCMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Dunedin Chinese Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for review. Our visitors are often presently surprised when they visit and discover the atmosphere within our walls. We appreciate the time you took to submit this review.

Reviewed 15 July 2018

I enjoyed the garden but it was nothing different from other Chinese gardens that are around the world. The entrance fee was overpriced. You can get some food from the tea house as well.

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DCCMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Dunedin Chinese Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We appreciate you took the time to share your thoughts and give this review. Thank you.

Reviewed 29 June 2018

Found the most interesting thing about the site was reading and learning about the Chinese settlers in New Zealand. I though the exhibit part was well laid out. The garden part, didn't really do much for me, and consequently I thought this was quite pricey...More

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DCCMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Dunedin Chinese Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We appreciative the feedback and you taking the time to visit us.

Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

The gardens connect to each other, there’s a tea house, a tiny souvenir shop, hidden soft toys throughout the garden and a few finches flying about. This activity does not take more than 30 min max. Overall: underwhelmed. Entry $8pp. Free parking onsite.

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DCCMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Dunedin Chinese Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your review. We trust you found other things to enjoy while visiting Dunedin and appreciate you took the time to visit us.

Reviewed 18 May 2018

These gardens are small but beautifully set out. With road traffic on 3 sides it is a quite andtranquil place to meditate

Thank Gail M
DCCMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Dunedin Chinese Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We appreciate your review. Thank you.

Reviewed 14 May 2018

We visited in the morning and it is amazing how the sounds of the town disappear as soon as you enter the gardens. It was March when we visited and the flowers in the garden were not at their best, but despite this it was...More

Thank Peter R
DCCMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at Dunedin Chinese Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your comments and review. Yes it's often a surprise to our guests just how tranquil the garden is once inside our doors. Thanks for taking the time to submit your review.

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Response from Kerry M | Reviewed this property |
I would say Yes. You can get to most of it without going up more than a couple of steps and there are many places to sit and enjoy the garden.
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