City Drive & Larnach Castle

City Drive & Larnach Castle

4 hours | Dunedin (Port Chalmers) | P C 3 - 2 0 5
Average Guest Rating
$ 99.95
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Points of Interest

  • Otago Harbour & Peninsula
  • Dunedin Train Station
  • Larnach Castle
Moderate activity

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Discover Dunedin, considered by many to be the best-preserved Victorian city in the world, on a lovely half-day adventure that explores its top attractions by motorcoach and visits Larnach Castle. Begin the day with views of the city's grand architecture on your way to a photo stop at the Octagon, the eight-sided plaza that forms the core of the city's business district, and Dunedin Railway Station. Then, continue through the tranquil countryside to explore the magnificent neo-Gothic Larnach Castle. Built for banker and politician William Larnach and his first wife, Eliza, between 1873 and 1887, it boasts lavish embellishments, rich appointments, and panoramic tower views overlooking Otago Harbour. Today, the castle is home to the Barkers, who have spent over 40 years lovingly restoring the 40,000-square-foot building and recreating the beauty of the original garden, a landscape which now holds the title of "Garden of International Significance." Return to port after this pleasant day.

Special Notes:

Motorcoaches are not air-conditioned.

Photography is not permitted inside Larnach Castle.

Larnach Castle is not wheelchair accessible - guests in wheelchairs are restricted to visiting the gardens and the ground floor.

Child Price:

12 years & under only


Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship for a guided tour of Larnach Castle

Transport type: Motorcoach
Travel time: 00:45
Time at site: 01:30
Inside visit: Yes
Walking distance: 100
Steps: 107
Restroom available: Yes
Shopping available: Yes
Photo/video restrictions: Yes

Return to your ship with a narrated city drive with a photo stop of the Octagon enroute

Transport type: Motorcoach
Travel time: 01:45
Restroom available: Yes