New Zealand is home to adventures, thrilling experiences and unforgettable journeys. With such a trip, you’ll need time to relax – there’s no better way to loosen up for a while and reflect on your experiences than the beautiful Lan Yuan Chinese Garden in Dunedin.
Are there any gardens in Dunedin?
Located in the heart of Dunedin, this garden was painstakingly crafted by artists and craftsmen from Dunedin’s sister city of Shanghai, using authentic Chinese materials. A perfect, small-scale replica of a traditional Chinese landscape painting, you’ll find yourself immersed among a garden that encapsulates the essence of nature. As you wander around the winding paths and soak up their tranquillity , you’ll go on a journey of understanding of Chinese heritage, culture and tradition.
There are plenty of ways to relax in the garden, exploring the large lake at the centre, which the garden’s structures centre around. Enjoy some traditional style Chinese tea and dumplings at the tea house, or take your beverage out for a picnic in the courtyard in the summer months. Take a look in the gift shop for a range of Chinese gifts you won’t find anywhere else in the country, or head to the tower room to enjoy a quiet moment of leisure with hundreds of books to read.
Lan Yuan garden is the perfect place to go unwind and absorb a little piece of China in Dunedin!
- Open 10am-5pm daily.
- NZ$10 adult, child (under 13) FREE, NZ$7.20 student.
- Free parking available on site as well as on-street parking nearby.
- The garden is located at the corner of Rattray and Cumberland Streets, opposite Queens Gardens and beside the Toitū Otago Settlers Museum, just over a 5 minute walk from Dunedin Railway Station.
- Don’t forget to check their what’s on page for a range of events year-round, including Chinese New Year and Moon Festival.