Dunedin Chinese Garden

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Dunedin Chinese Garden
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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 your taste buds on their very own tour of China. The garden is open every day expect Christmas Day. As one of only three gardens outside China and the only one in the Southern Hemisphere, it is a truly captivating cultural experience not to be missed.
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Jo Lambert
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Jun 2022 • Family
Beautifully done with respect and hospitality. Great explanations of meanings behind each area. An insight into a different world with connections to Dunedin.
Written 18 June 2022
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BevTonyAuckland
Auckland, New Zealand116 contributions
Mar 2022
The gardens are a pleasant stop over visit although the railway backdrop is nothing special.
These gardens are well set out
Written 9 March 2022
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Explorer796370
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Jan 2022
Lovely wee spot, hard to believe its right in the middle of Dunedin - The staff were all lovely and I really enjoyed my visit - The only negative I have is I wish the place was open later, we went an hour before closing and could have easily stayed a lot longer but new they were ready to close for the day - The tea house was adorable and the tea I tried delicious but due to only having a small amount of time to visit it felt a bit rushed - This was definitely my own fault for not going earlier in the day but there were quite a lot of visitors at the same time as us which made me feel that a later closing time could be something worth considering. I would definitely go back and visit again.
Written 16 January 2022
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Karana190
Brisbane, Australia328 contributions
May 2021
Very authentic beautiful gardens and an interesting history of the Chinese in Otago. A group of school kids visited while we were there and were having fun finding things on a sheet their teacher had provided.
Written 21 May 2021
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Ralph & Lauree
Auckland, New Zealand5 contributions
Mar 2021
The gardens are beautiful - so peaceful despite being on the city edge. A poignant part of New Zealand's history.
Written 6 April 2021
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Superwoman888
Auckland Central, New Zealand325 contributions
Feb 2021
For a history buff, or a first time visitor to Otago, a visit here is necessary to complement the Toitu Otago Settlers Museum next door.

It is here you will find a wall of interesting history on the arrival of ethnic Chinese migrants in the Otago region during with the gold rush era beginning in the 1850s and later on, their significant role and influence in this region.

There is an entry free of $10.

There were few other visitors on the overcast and wet day I was there. Allowed for quiet and peaceful enjoyment of the garden's landscapes and water features.

Tea house on site.
Written 21 February 2021
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Peter F
Dunedin, New Zealand38 contributions
Feb 2021 • Couples
Walked round garden as part of Chinese New Year celebrations. Fairly busy but still time to appreciate quiet and beautiful planting and design.
Written 20 February 2021
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TravelsWithPhillip
Auckland, New Zealand367 contributions
Feb 2021
These are traditional Chinese gardens, similar to what you see in China. The garden consists of paths, water features, planting and rock formations laid out in accordance with Chinese philosophy. The wall of the early history of the Chinese in New Zealand is well worth taking the time to be read.
It is located in the city centre, it is worth to visit when you visit Dunedin.
Written 18 February 2021
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peta D
New Zealand14 contributions
Feb 2021
Thought there would be food or restaurant in the place. beautiful gardens but have seen better. ........
Written 9 February 2021
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Wander636823
10 contributions
Feb 2021
Very authentic Chinese Scholar’s Garden and Pavillion courtesy of sister city Shanghai. Beautiful space to wander around if in need of quiet time, sit and enjoy a great selection of genuine Chinese Green Teas and dumplings.
Written 8 February 2021
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