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Larnach Castle is New Zealand's only Castle sitting in superb grounds high on a hilltop of the Otago Peninsula looking out over the waters of Otago Harbour, 20 minutes by car north of Dunedin. It was built over 5 years from 1871 by the extremely wealthy baron William Larnach. Its lavish interiors took another 11 years to complete. Filled with New Zealand antiques, it and its 35 acres of its Garden of National Significance are open daily to visitors.

Within the grounds lies a colonial style farm building with 12 holiday accommodation rooms individually decorated in period style. All have a magnificent view of the ocean 100 feet below and ensuite bathrooms. Lodge guests are invited on a complimentary tour of Larnach Castle and breakfast is included in the tariff. There is also a converted stable with 6 rooms and shared bathroom facilities.


Kauri Room At Larnach CastleThis Dunedin accommodation is in the recreated colonial style farm building, Larnach Lodge with 12 rooms individually decorated in period style. Beautifully decorated 'themed' rooms - Scottish, Enchanted Forest, Rhododendron, 'Kates', New Zealand, Rose, Sea, White, Kauri, Pink, Goldrush and Victorian.

All rooms: have spectacular harbour, ocean and peninsula views from 1000 feet above sea level Ensuite bathrooms The cosiest beds - wool underlays, wool duvets and feather pillows - ensure a good night's sleep after the day's activities.

Standard Lodge Room: Ensuite shower. Bedding is either 1 Double and 1 single bed or 1 Double bed or 1 Queen bed. Some rooms have balconies, all rooms are themed and do vary in layout and styling. Maximum room capacity is 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

King Lodge Room: Themed room with 1 King bed and 1 Single bed. Ensuite shower. Maximum room capacity is 3 adults and 2 adults and 2 children.

Premium Lodge Room: Themed room with ensuite bath and shower. Bedding is 2 Queen beds. Maximum room capacity is 3 adults and 2 adults and 2 children.


Dining At Larnach CastleComplimentary breakfast is served each morning in the 'Historic Stables', cooked or continental.

Lunch, morning and afternoon tea are available at the 'Castle Cafe in the Ballroom'; and Dinner in a fabulous 'Castle Dining Room' (which must be booked by 5pm).

With Dunedin city a mere 20 minute drive from Larnach Castle, the local dining options are also close by.


Larnach Castle At Night Larnach Castle - tower views, superb collection of New Zealand antiques Garden of National Significance - 35 acres of beautiful gardens and grounds Castle/Gardens self guided tour, including map & introductory video OR Guided Tour (fee applies) Local Activites include: Albatross tour, Penguin tour and Monarch Wildlife Cruise Castle Cafe Castle Dining Rooms

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Aerial View Of Larnach Lodge
  • Nightly rate includes: complimentary breakfast in the Historic Stables, cooked or continental and self-guided tour of the Castle and Gardens
  • Children: Child rates apply for children aged 0-14 years. Cot hire available.
  • Serviced: rooms serviced daily
  • Car Parking: free parking on site
  • Check-in: 3.00pm
  • Check-out: 10.00am
  • Reception Hours: 8am-10pm. 24 hour manager on call
  • Address: Camp Road, Otago Peninsula, Dunedin

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