We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Dunedin Chinese Garden

Corner Rattray and Cumberland Streets, Dunedin 9058, New Zealand
+64 3-477 3248
Website
Save
Book In Advance
More Info
US$19.98*
and up
Dunedin Self Guided Audio Tour
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“dumplings” (20 reviews)
“tea house” (19 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
LOCATION
Corner Rattray and Cumberland Streets, Dunedin 9058, New Zealand
CONTACT
Website
+64 3-477 3248
Write a Review
Reviews (372)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 352 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

The Chinese Garden is within walking distance from the Octagon. It is only small but is well worth a visit.

Thank michaelbN5695YM
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our time visiting the gardens. It gave us a great understanding of how these types of gardens and pavilions fit within Chinese culture. We also visited the tea rooms and had a yum Cha plate and everything on the plate was amazing!...More

Thank Orangetablet
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the hub of the city lie these chinese gardens for some peace and quiet. Disappointing to see it could have done with a bit of a tidy up and the water was murky.

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing that this place is right in the city and you wouldn’t even know what’s behind those walls. It’s absolutely beautiful. I loved the tea house and the dumplings were amazing and the steamed buns, wow. Well worth it. Go and have a look.

Thank Emmamaeh
DCCMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Dunedin Chinese Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the nice review and we're glad you enjoyed the dumplings - we agree they are amazing!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lot of the plants looked sick and the water looked stagnant and smelled a bit...hardly the peace and tranquility you expect from a Chinese Garden (Sydney Australia had a really good one). The whole place looked like it could do with more maintenance although...More

Thank KiwiinOz2014
DCCMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Dunedin Chinese Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We're sorry you did not enjoy your experience and have passed your feedback on to our management team for their attention.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love Chinese design, so I loved this small compact garden. The views were stunning any way you looked, and I loved the simple pleasure of being there for a bit. There is a tea house and a gift shop. People were kind.

Thank monkeysmom21
DCCMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Dunedin Chinese Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind comments and taking the time to write this review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Chinese Garden is right next to the Otago Settlers Museum, very appropriate as the Chinese were early settlers here from the 1860s. It is much more than a garden, the entrance is through traditional Chinese arched gateway. The staff here are very friendly and...More

Thank lizarossie
DCCMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Dunedin Chinese Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Great comments and very complete review - thank you!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very peaceful and beautiful rock garden, makes for some great photos. Staff are quite friendly as well.

Thank ChadEmerson
DCCMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Dunedin Chinese Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your feedback. We'll certainly pass your comments on to our team :)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The garden has been well done with a lot of rock work. It is still establishing. It makes for great photos. The staff are very friendly. We enjoyed the visit.

Thank Tess M
DCCMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Dunedin Chinese Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to post this review, we certainly appreciate your comments and ranking.

Reviewed 13 October 2017

The gardens are ok but the brochure picture presents images of lush bush surrounds which it certainly does not provide. The entry price is reasonable though and the kids enjoyed exploring. The Early Settlers Museum next door is free and excellant so also include as...More

Thank Paul20012001
DCCMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Dunedin Chinese Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Plato
411 reviews
.34 km away
Vogel St Kitchen
229 reviews
.23 km away
The Perc Exchange Limited
59 reviews
.28 km away
Zucchini Bros
190 reviews
.28 km away
Nearby Attractions
Toitu Otago Settlers Museum
1,536 reviews
.16 km away
Dunedin Railway Station
2,341 reviews
.43 km away
Speight’s Brewery
595 reviews
.43 km away
First Church of Otago
208 reviews
.28 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
my0wn1
20 October 2016|
Answer
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.
1
Vote