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Dunedin Chinese Garden

Corner Rattray and Cumberland Streets, Dunedin 9058, New Zealand
+64 3-477 3248
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Explore an authentic example of a Chinese scholar's garden that celebrates the Chinese influence on Otago's history and heritage. The Garden Gift Shop offers the chance to find something culturally different while the Tea House allows you to take your taste buds on their very own tour of China. The garden is open every day expect Christmas Day. As one of only three gardens outside China and the only one in the Southern Hemisphere, it is a truly captivating cultural experience not to be missed.
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  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Corner Rattray and Cumberland Streets, Dunedin 9058, New Zealand
+64 3-477 3248
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Peaceful and serene gardens however we felt that the entrance price was way too much and not good value for money.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with a group of ladies as a club for an afternoon outing. It was lovely walking around the area and the trees were just starting to burst into flower, a beautiful place for a relaxing walk around.

Thank fayev104
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Cozy and silent. It is worth visiting with your friends. You might feel as if you are in Suzhou. Don't miss it when you visit Dunedin.

Thank Shin F
Reviewed 12 August 2017

You would never think you were in the centre of a busy town as it is so peaceful here. Somewhere to while away some time and to take a moment of peace and quiet.

Thank m03atkinson
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

A credit to the Dunedin council for acknowledging the chinese that worked so had in the regions gold fields. A lovely tranquil place to visit at anytime of the year.

Thank Monica C
Reviewed 15 July 2017

We visited on a cold Sunday morning with the sun just appearing. We watched the Tai Chi class on the forecourt @ the entrance 1st then went into the gardens. The whole experience is very serene & authentic. We learnt a lot from the Chinese...More

Thank CBEP2014
Reviewed 13 July 2017

This is a very peaceful and relax place, with your admission fee you get an audio guide which gives you a very good insight into the Gardens and you can go at your own pace. This takes about 30mins. So many places oversea you have...More

Thank Still49
Reviewed 11 July 2017

What a gorgeous place to find and a surprise. This place is full of interesting nooks and crannies. Loved it.

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 10 July 2017

A perfect miniature of a traditional Chinese landscape painting, this Garden encapsulates the essence of nature. It was built to take you on a journey to a greater understanding of history, culture, heritage and tradition. Its origins come from a desire to celebrate the city’s...More

Thank ArghyaKolkata
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Wasn't sure if I'd like this but wow!!! What a serene peaceful place to chill out. Could imagine reading a book there with the waterfall in the background. Really interesting learning about the Chinese settlers in NZ and what they went through.

Thank CChapz
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19 October 2016|
Response from Kerry M | Reviewed this property |
I would say Yes. You can get to most of it without going up more than a couple of steps and there are many places to sit and enjoy the garden.