Larnach Castle

Larnach CastleLarnach Castle is an extraordinary turreted manor house 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 merchant baron William Larnach. Its lavish interiors took another 11 years to complete. Filled with New Zealand antiques, it and its 35 acres of lawns and gardens are open daily to visitors.

Larnach Castle LodgeWithin the grounds it owners recently recreated a colonial style farm building with 12 rooms individually decorated in period style. All have a magnificent view of the ocean 1000 feet below and ensuite bathrooms. Standard double or twin and king-bedded rooms are available. Lodge guests are invited on a complimentary tour of Larnach Castle.

Larnach Castle LodgeThere is also a converted stable with 6 rooms and shared bathroom facilities. Breakfast is available and dinner is served in the castle dining room by arrangement. Guests need to order dinner by 5pm.

Larnach Castle is a popular venue for banquets, especially weddings. Its ballroom, with an intricately carved ceiling, can seat up to 220. The castle's private garden opens daily from 9am to 5pm, 7pm during daylight saving. Light meals and snacks are available from the Tea Rooms near the garden, which open from 9am to 4.30pm daily.

Guest Service Facilities
  • Reception
  • Breakfast available
  • Castle dinner by arrangement
  • Parking
In-room Guest Facilities
  • Private bath with shower (shared in Stable)
  • Heating
  • Choice of King, double and twin-bedded rooms
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
Conference Facilities
  • Castle ballroom with banquet seating for 220
Credit Cards Accepted
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
Check In / Check Out
  • 2 pm/10 am
  • Camp Road, Otago Peninsula, Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Dunedin, approximately 20 minutes by car
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