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Dunedin Chinese Garden

Corner Rattray and Cumberland Streets | Next to Toitū Otago Settlers Museum, 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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  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Corner Rattray and Cumberland Streets | Next to Toitū Otago Settlers Museum, Dunedin 9058, New Zealand
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"dumplings"
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"water features"
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"peaceful place to visit"
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"peaceful garden"
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"rock formations"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Worth to visit with family. This place got lots of history marks for the Chinese people who move to Dunedin for better life and wealth.Nice garden.

Thank yogeshn2016
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very enjoyable journey around this garden , quiet informative on Chinese culture in Dunedin history .Alot of effort is put into this garden worth a visit $9 entry fee ,over 65 $4

1  Thank dal15
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely Chinese Garden. The staff were friendly and helpful. Clean facilities. We had a lovely tea in the sunny courtyard with food for two people for only $20.

Thank YLisette
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this place. A tranquil picturesque Chinese garden with small lagoon stone walkways some history and beautifully landscaped trees and garden. Worth visiting.

Thank Cynthia N
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A small museum but worth a visit. We spent some time in the resources room watching the DVDs telling the story of the Chinese who came to NZ to work . I found these fascinating and could have spent longer there. It was moving to...More

Thank Cauli2
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being a local, I went to go and see what it was like and loved the serenity and peacefulness so much that I bought an annual pass. There is also a little cafe inside selling reasonably priced Chinese nibbles and tea.

Thank ericmunro8
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very nice place to visit if you want to pass an hour or so. It's pretty small, so the whole place can be toured in 30 minutes, really. There's a small tea room which is a nice area to sit and contemplate...More

Thank HellholesLtd
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even with three kids the gardens were a relaxing and peaceful experience. In fact the kids loved it so much they didn’t want to leave. Tea available as well as some small souvenirs.

1  Thank seanhames
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful garden laid out in Chinese style. It also includes the story of Dunedin people of Chinese origin, with many interesting and moving stories. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank xerxes25
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a nice place. Given to Dunedin by the Kiwi Chinese community to celebrate the connection to Dunedin. This tranquil garden setting, is well worth a visit when you are in this lovely city.

Thank Peter B
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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.
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