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Small Group Larnach Castle Tour

  • Dunedin sightseeing tour with Larnach Castle
  • See highlights such as the Botanical Gardens and Baldwin Street
  • Visit the Northern Cemetery and First Church
Small Group Larnach Castle Tour
From US$101.75
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Small Group Larnach Castle Tour
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Enjoy a fully guided tour of Larnach Castle during a day of sightseeing in Dunedin with a small group. See key landmarks such as the Larnach family tomb in Dunedin's old Northern Cemetery. Visit the University of Otago, Dunedin Botanic Garden, Baldwin Street and the Dunedin Railway Station. Then head to the hills of the Otago Peninsula to explore the famous century-old castle. Pickup and drop-off is available from hotels or the cruise port.
What to Expect
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Stop At: Larnach Castle & Gardens

Iconic Tours provide a fully guided small group tour of the Castle's interior. A key difference with this tour is the small group size. This allows us to navigate the Castle with ease, keeping away from the larger groups and fitting much more into the day.
New Zealand's infamous castle was built over a century ago by William Larnach high up on the hills of the Otago Peninsula. Experience breath-taking views along the Peninsula's high road with photo stops en-route to the Castle. Upon arrival it will be time for a light lunch in the Ballroom Cafe (at own cost). We reserve a table for our group and a variety of food is available at good prices.
After lunch, your guide will escort you throughout the entire castle, from the gun room below to the views from the turret and all the marvels in between. Get all the details as you explore the Larnach family’s legacy and hear the tale of their amazing story.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Northern Cemetery

Visit the family tomb of William Larnach

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Dunedin Railway Station

We stop here at this magnificent old Railway Station to admire the architecture and take photos.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Baldwin Street: The Steepest Street in the World

Stop and view the street from below, or have a go at walking to the top.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Iconic Tours

Small group personalized tour company

Stop At: Otago Peninsula

We take you on a scenic drive along the high road for a lookout stop before reaching Larnach Castle, located high up on the hills of the Otago Peninsula

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: The Octagon

Brief stop in Dunedin's city centre (the Octagon)

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: University of Otago

We drive through the University Campus area and if time permits we will stop to view the old Clock Tower Building

Pass By: Dunedin Botanic Garden

Drive past the Botanical Gardens with commentary on their origin and abundance of exotic and native plants.
Reviews (17)
1 - 5 of 7 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nice Day Touring Dunedin and Lanarch Castle

Cruise ship tours rarely compare to those offered by local companies offering small group touring. Iconic Tours did not disappoint. Debbie, our guide for the day, did a wonderful job sharing the sites and history of Dunedin. I especially enjoyed our tour of the Lanarch...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kged623
Reviewed 27 April 2018
Wonderful Way to see Dunedin

Ann with Iconic tours was our guide for the day. What a delightful, entertaining, knowledgeable lady! Our group of six from the cruise ship thoroughly enjoyed our day with her. It goes without saying that the scenery around Dunedin was beautiful and Larnach castle amazing....More

Date of experience: March 2018
Reviewed 24 March 2018
Much better than a cruise ship tour

We sailed into Dunedin and opted to do a tour with Iconic Tours rather than a very expensive ship tour. What a good decision that was. Not only was the tour much cheaper, but there were only 14 of us instead of a 50 seater...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank sgb1948
Reviewed 17 March 2018
Kim and his wife are the BEST!

We did a 2 couple day tour with Kim and it was wonderful - he was helpful, thoughtful, and very informative....and when he suggests you NOT take time to do something..listen to him - we didn't and wasted our time (Cadbury Tour- huge waste of...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Sanjo R
Reviewed 4 February 2018
Ann was GREAT!

I was with a group of 8, and we booked a private tour. Ann was a GREAT tour guide. She loves living and raising her children in Dunedin and showed us her city and area. We loved the tour of the castle and the beautiful...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Diane P
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Laurie B
23 October 2018|
Response from Kim H | Property representative |
Hi Laurie B All our cruise ship tours adjust to the arrival and departure times of each cruise ship. We always ensure to arrive back at the ship's wharf at least 1 hour prior to sailing.