New Zealand Learning Adventures

Scottish Culture Zone Activities

Larnarch's Castle

Wealth displayed.  This is said to be New Zealand's only true castle. Its location, intricate interior design, and gardens are outstanding.

With a stunning drive to access this building we are free to wander through the building and its large ballroom.  Climb the tower and take in the stunning harbour views. See its dungeon and "modern" bathroom with its stone bath and "latest" plumbing systems.

We can learn about the intriguing and sad story of its creator and first owner Mr. William Larnarch, a wealthy immigrant leader of society and MP during the zone's golden age during the late 1800's.


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