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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 1 week ago

This was among best feature of Dunedin. This is naturally maintained and gives good knowledge of Chineese culture and involvement of chineese migrants during the gold rush

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank here_is_amit
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a oasis where you can leave all the hustle and bustle of the city behind.The calm peace and beauty in this garden is really uplifting even when the weather is being unkind.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Faye-Noel B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had around an hour before we had to continue our journey and filled it by visiting the Chinese Garden. As it has been both inspired by and developed with Chinese partners, it is a genuine space that conveys a type of design synominous with...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank NewtonAbbotMed
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I spent some time at the Dunedin Chinese Garden on a dull and cold November morning. The serenity of the facility was a highlight, with attractive vistas at every turn. There were some panels outlining some of the aspects of the development...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Owen_thesaints
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely garden with a very interesting story behind it - essentially built in Shanghai and rebuilt in Dunedin. It's beautifully set out with a serene feel. Well worth a visit. Good reduction for seniors.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Nicola B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This little Gem isn't hard to find and very central. Considering it's location it is very serene once you enter and you can lose yourself in the ambience. Beautifully laid out and just large enough to feel you've had an experience without exhausting yourself having...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jennifer P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had the chance to spend a couple of hours here while we were in Dunedin on October. It was bloody cold but still a pleasant walk around. The gardens were designed & built by chinese labourers brought in from China (don't get onto THAT topic)...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Andrew P
Reviewed 24 October 2018

I take my grand daughter there of 8 years to having tea with a friend . The workmanship and story . I recommend it a lot.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lyn J
Reviewed 21 October 2018

A group of ladies went to the Gardens for an afternoon outing. It was lovely walking around seeing all the stones and flowering trees. We had a lovely cup of tea any flavour we liked and a lovely little buns to eat. very enjoyable afternoon...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank fayev104
Reviewed 1 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
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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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