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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.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“dumplings” (18 reviews)
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Corner Rattray and Cumberland Streets, Dunedin 9058, New Zealand
+64 3-477 3248
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Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

The Place is very relaxing and beautiful to look at. Can spend some time here. 9$ is a bit to expensive. Chinese garden in Sydney is bigger and cheaper.

Thank Lionheart92
Reviewed October 20, 2016

Boring and very artificial. Only go there if you have absolutely nothing else to do. Expensive as well.

Thank hanknz
Reviewed October 18, 2016

This place has a wonderful calming influence on you. It is impossible to walk around here and feel stressed and aggressive, as the atmosphere created is so soothing. Slowly walk around, sit in a sunny spot or practice your Tai Chi here and enjoy the...More

Thank 896melh
Reviewed October 17, 2016

We visit the Chinese Garden annually to enjoy the tranquility and see how the plants are growing and the garden changing each year. Beautiful

Thank lanternfish2015
Reviewed October 13, 2016

What a beautiful tranquil space to visit and spend some quiet time in a very busy city. As an added bonus, dumplings and tea were delicious.

Thank mrcandmrsc2014
Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

Pleasant way to spend half an hour while we waited for the Taieri Gorge train trip. $9 per adult and kids free. Not many flowers or blossoms.

Thank Rebecca d
Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful escape from the bustling city. Loved it completely. Beautifully constructed and authentic Chinese garden. I could be meditated there all day, but arrived in the afternoon. Worth a visit if you appreciate beauty & tranquillity. Not for children

Reviewed September 29, 2016

Alongside the Railway Station and Settlers Museum this attraction is worth a look-in as it is a genuine chinese construction transported to here. It may not have been at its best this time of the year but the potential is there.

Thank Mitsiraider
Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

We spent an hour here before heading to the airport - parked by the station - and found it a soothing, delightful visit. Well worth using the free headphone commentary to explain all that you are seeing. In Spring the blossom is lovely and adds...More

1  Thank louise s
Reviewed September 23, 2016

I took a quick trip through the Garden, to fill in a bit of time. I probably could of stayed longer if I had the time, which I might of enjoyed. It is a lovely place, but I think the day I went it was...More

Thank Michelle T
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October 19, 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.