Dunedin Chinese Garden

Dunedin Chinese Garden: Hours, Address, Dunedin Chinese Garden Reviews: 4/5

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
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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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Karana190
Brisbane, Australia326 contributions
Once inside you could imagine you were in China
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
5 contributions
A very Special place!
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 Zealand317 contributions
Must visit
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 Zealand35 contributions
Well worth a visit
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
A great attraction in Dunedin
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 Zealand10 contributions
average
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
9 contributions
Peaceful place
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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Matthew
Wellington, New Zealand22 contributions
Bliss in the centre of Dunedin
Nov 2020
The gardens, like most inner-city Chinese gardens, are a calm sanctuary in the middle of the city. The audio guide is definitely worth an occasional listen, but you definitely need to stop in tea shop and play a few traditional Chinese games.
Written 28 November 2020
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Andy Langford
Dunedin, New Zealand31 contributions
Cuppa Tea
Jul 2020 • Friends
a friend + I often tho go for a cuppa & a chat as it's quite and peaceful.
There is close to 50 choices of flavoured teas to try, my favourite at present would be the date tea.
Written 22 September 2020
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Garry H
Edmonton, Canada63 contributions
Beautiful Gardens
Jun 2020
Visited today and thought it wonderful. Being a winters day I can imagine just how nice it would be in Spring and Summer. It’s a lot larger than it looks from the outside. Lots of information about Chinese culture and the early Chinese settlers in the region.
Written 15 June 2020
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