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Larnach Castle

With its exciting, sometimes scandalous and tragic history, magnificent carved ceilings, New Zealand antiques and breathtaking views, Larnach Castle offers you a vision of the past and present.

Larnach Castle and Lodge, a four star Qualmarked Guest & Hosted accommodation located on the seaward side of the Castle, boasts spectacular views of the Otago Harbour and Peninsula.  The Castle is only 20 minutes from Dunedin, accommodation package includes complimentary admission to Larnach Castle museum, full breakfast in historic Stables, and the opportunity to dine in the Castle.
Larnach Castle
Larnach Castle
Larnach Castle
Larnach Castle
Larnach Castle
Larnach Castle
Larnach Castle
Larnach Castle
Larnach Castle
Larnach Castle
Larnach Castle

Room Information

Camp Estate - Country House
Situated 500 metres from the Larnach Castle gate, is ‘Camp Estate’, a glamorous Country House, positioned on Larnach Castle land. The rooms are luxuriously decorated, with particular attention being paid to guest comfort.  Each of the five bed rooms has a gas fire place, and all have wonderful pastoral or harbor views.

Camp Estate offers complete privacy. Breakfast is cooked by your host and served in the breakfast room at Camp Estate, it is part of your accommodation package. Also included in the accommodation package is complementary entry to Larnach Castle and Garden.

Larnach Lodge

Larnach Lodge accommodation is purpose built within the grounds of Larnach Castle. Being built beside the original historic Stables and over the foundations of old farm buildings, Larnach Lodge was designed as a re-creation of a colonial farm building, positioned with spectacular harbor, ocean and Peninsula views.
  • Larnach Lodge is Qualmark 4-Star rated within the “Guest and Hosted” category.
  • Twelve themed rooms, encapsulating the historic Larnach Castle setting. Themes include: Scottish, Enchanted Forest, Rhododendron, Kate’s, New Zealand, Rose, Sea, White, Kauri, Pink, Goldrush, and Victorian.
  • Set within 35 acres of gardens and grounds, perfect for evening strolls and walks.
  • Twelve rooms (4 standard, 5 balcony, and 3 premium), all with ensuite shower (premiums have bath+shower), heater, phone, TV, radio alarm, tea and coffee making facilities, fridge, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, guest laundry, car parking.
  • Central to other unique Otago Peninsula attractions, such as; the Royal Albatross Colony, the Yellow Eyed Penguin Reserve, Monarch Wildlife Cruises and Glenfalloch Gardens.

Stable Stay
The historic Stables are a 135 year old Category 1 listed historic building situated in the grounds of Larnach Castle, beside Larnach Lodge.

The lower part of the Stables includes the breakfast area; a guest lounge, laundry, and internet area; and a display highlighting the original Stable horse stalls.

The upper part of the Stables includes a further six guest rooms. These rooms are limited in size and have shared bathroom facilities, providing a more economical option for the budget conscious traveler, while still allowing guests to experience Larnach Castle (and have dinner in the Castle).

Things To Do

Discover the Larnach Castle: Discover New Zealand’s only Castle, built 1871 by William Larnach, merchant baron and politician, for his beloved first wife Eliza. It took over 200 workmen three years to build the Castle shell and master European craftsmen spent a further 12 years embellishing the interior. Larnach spared no expense on his dream home, which features the finest materials from around the world.

The Castle is still privately owned and cared for by the Barker family who purchased it as their home in 1967. Decades have been spent on the Castle's restoration, with the family having restored empty buildings from ruin and assembling a large collection of original New Zealand period furniture and antiques  Open to the public throughout, this conservation project has been funded through admission fees. The family has always been committed to opening their home and sharing this significant period of Dunedin and New Zealand's history.
Scandalous and tragic stories, spectacular tower views and a Garden of International Significance complete this enjoyable award winning experience. Boutique Lodge accommodation is available in the Castle gardens. Weddings, Balls, Conferences and Celebrations are held in the beautiful 3000 square foot Ballroom.



Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand



Available Amenities:

Internet Access

Laundry Services

On-Site Activities

On-Site Dining

On-Site Parking

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Price Guide

$ = Up to $299
$$ = $300 to $599
$$$ = $600 to $999
$$$$ = $1000 to $2499
$$$$$ = $2500+
Starting price per room, per night, in USD and based on double occupancy.