Visiting the Garden

Hours and costs of admission for the Dunedin Chinese Garden.

From June until the end of August the Garden operates under its winter hours of trading. The Garden is open for Evening viewings on Wednesday evenings from 7-9pm, except in the Winter months (June, July & August). Summer hours resume early September.

Enquiries and bookings can be made by calling 477 3248 or emailing us at chinesegarden@dcc.govt.nz.

Hours

Facility Summer Hrs Winter Hrs
Chinese Garden Monday - Sunday 10.00am - 5.00pm Monday - Sunday 10.00am - 5.00pm
Tea House & Shop Monday - Sunday 10.00am - 4.30pm Monday - Sunday 10.00am - 4.30pm
Public Holiday Hours
ANZAC Day Closed until 1.00pm
Good Friday Open
Christmas Day Closed

Costs

Admission
Cost
Adult
$9.00
Child (under 13 years with adult)
Free
Student/Beneficiary
$6.00
Adult Annual Pass (12 months admission)
$20.00
Adult Annual Pass - Renewal
$17.00
Student/Beneficiary Annual Pass (12 months admission)
$15.00
Student/Beneficiary Annual Pass - Renewal
$12.00
Guided tours (by arrangement only)
$20.00
Acoustiguide Audio Tour (handheld unit hire)
$5.00

Annual Passes

Annual Passes are only available from the Chinese Garden ticket office, and are non-transferable.

You need to complete an application form and we take your photograph to store with your record, to identify you as the card holder on subsequent visits. This entitles you to unlimited access to the Garden over a 12 month period and includes any festival events that the Garden operates.

Monthly newsletters are emailed to Annual Pass holders and include advance notice of upcoming Garden events and special deals.

Acoustiguide Audio Tour

Take an insightful audio tour of the Garden and its many features with an Acoustiguide.

The audio tour allows you to explore the garden at your own pace with a narration of about half an hour. There are ten featured locations in the Garden, each described charmingly by former Dunedin Mayor, Peter Chin.

It’s a great way to learn more about the history of the garden, gain cultural insights, and discover the significance of the Garden to the city.

Cost: $5 each
Duration: 30-40 minutes

Location

The Dunedin Chinese Garden is on the corner of Rattray and Cumberland Streets, opposite Queens Gardens and beside the Toitū Otago Settlers’ Museum. It is within easy walking distance of the Octagon and the Dunedin Railway Station.

The Garden has a free car park and there is on-street parking along all the streets in the area, some paid, some free.  Bus parking is also available in front of the Toitū Otago Settlers’ Museum.


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Accessibility

The Garden is an authentic Chinese design, so only about 70% (Sections B - F & I on the map below) can be accessed by those with disabilities.

The entrance and some buildings within the Garden have a panel below the door which can be removed if needed. The hilltop and some bridges are not accessible without assistance.

We have a wheelchair available and are very happy to help visitors in a wheelchair access as many parts of the Garden as possible.

Wheelchair access is available right through to our sunny main courtyard, our Tea Shop and Tea House. A wheelchair accessible bathroom is also available in this area. Approximately 70% of the Garden is accessible to those using a wheelchair. Please ask us for any help you may need.

Image - Pavillion at Dunedin Chinese Garden