Dunedin Chinese Garden
Dunedin Chinese Garden
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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
Wednesday
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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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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Beau Dees
Perth, Australia96 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
This place is amazing.Thoroughly recommend a visit. Walking distance from city centre not far from heritige Train Station.
Written 17 March 2024
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london057
Dublin, OH695 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Very nice Chinese garden 🪴 . Another the buildings at this garden 🪴 reminded me of the buildings of at the China 🇨🇳 Pavilion at Epcot Center at Walt Disney World 🌍 in Florida . Lastly these gardens also remind of the Japanese Tea 🍵 Gardens in both San Francisco and Buenos Aires.
Written 22 January 2024
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afong138
Sydney, Australia297 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
It is a small & basic garden but worth the visit. Specially if you are interested in
the history of early Chinese settlements during gold rush period in 1866.
If you got time, the video is over half an hour about the history on how the
Chinese was badly treated at that time. The entry fee are $10/adult & $7.20 for
senior. It is walking distance from town center & a pay car parking area
near by. There is also a small gift shop, tea house & also a clean toilet on site.
The majority of pathway are fully wheelchair accessible.
Written 18 January 2024
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Jack
Tel Aviv, Israel5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
"Chinese Garden" isn't the first thing you'd think about when visiting Dunedin.

Its legendary Train Station is likely to be your first stop, and one would certainly not want to miss THAT.

Yet I noticed a sign for the Chinese Garden nearby and we decided to check it out.

We spent much more time there at this remarkable pretty unique gem of a place... An authentic Chinese Garden in the decidedly un-Chinese place.

Having spent special times in years gone by in China and in Japan, we were especially appreciative of this beautiful place.

Definitely worth an hour or two of your time, and if you pay attention and give it a chance, you will feel serene and uplifted when you leave in a way you didn't when you entered.

There is an audio guide included in your purchase price. Well worth using it and exploring the garden and its history with the information provided.
Written 1 January 2024
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mk
Auckland, New Zealand13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
Same vibes as the Chinese garden in Sydney Chinatown in AUS
Tranquil walkabout inside, good vibes.
Written 3 December 2023
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Beau Dees
Perth, Australia96 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
What an excellent venue,well worth the visit, very clean and well maintained.The story of how it was built in Shanghai dismantled and transported to Dunedin where it was Rebuilt is quite extraodinary .
Written 30 March 2023
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pieata
Wellington, New Zealand416 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
One of our (4) friends is a quasi Chinese history buff! And he was the instigator of this
South Island trip..
$10, entry .. Upkeep, maintenance, is not for cheap…personally, $15 entry fee, would be appropriate… !!!
But I ask myself… WHY WAS IT NOT ON A BIGGER SITE !!!
To me, it is like to having a full sized dinner, plated on a “ lunch plate”!!!
Too cramped, and unable to display with emotive expression something that is unique
But, what I saw, was historical in some content… the fotos were informative!
The video gave snapshots of people involved over that period… and spent more
time watching the video, than the garden itself!
The garden, was/ is, a “ rockery”.. different natural shaped boulders, that was meant
to represent something.. what, I don’t know.. I have no eye for beauty!
A 15+ min stroll along the pathed outskirts of rock, and paths through the foto displays, was finished before I realised.. THATS, IT !!!
The “ rockery “here was a 5 min scene.. the Beijing Summer Palace’s Rockery was almost 2 looking…
A waste of what could have been , something for Dunedin, to crow about!
Written 12 March 2023
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Katelyn R
San Bernardino, CA67 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Solo
The garden is not that big but they did have a lot in that small space. I loved the history of the people who came to Dunedin.
Written 23 February 2023
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Gemma R
Wellington, New Zealand366 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
This place was genuinely lovely to visit and had some good history, sites to view and photograph spots, but I think asking for $10 per person entry was quite steep. We were over and done with in 15 minutes.
Written 18 February 2023
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sneezydownunder
Auckland Central, New Zealand543 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
What a delightful gem this tranquil slice of beauty and nature is. Well worth the time, it isn’t very big, so we were able to do after our visit to the Settlers museum which is next door.
Written 5 February 2023
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