Dunedin Chinese Garden, Dunedin

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#7 of 23 in Parks in Dunedin
Escape the bustle of the city at the tranquil Dunedin Chinese Garden, designed in the style of late Ming/early Qing gardens. Sheltered by 4 m (14 ft) walls, wander the paths from courtyard to courtyard, among immaculately landscaped vegetation that changes with the turning of the seasons. In addition to a large lake, the garden features a traditional tea house, serving Chinese teas, steamed buns, and dumplings. Puzzles and games offer mental diversion, while an audio guide explains the history of the Chinese in Dunedin. Arrange to visit Dunedin Chinese Garden and other attractions in Dunedin using our Dunedin route maker website .
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  • October 12, 2017
    The gardens are ok but the brochure picture presents images of lush bush surrounds which it certainly does not provide. The entry price is reasonable though and the kids enjoyed exploring. The Early S...  more »
  • October 8, 2017
    The Chinese garden in Dunedin is a must-see. The entrance fee of $9 per person seems a bit high at first, but if you consider that all the pits and pieces were imported from China, it is kind of under...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    this is a great opportunity to experience true Chinese culture! The garden is wonderful and authentic  more »
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  • August 29, 2017
    It is a very beautiful garden. All that small details. I liked it. Free Audio guide. But the garden is very small. You have to pay a few dollars to get in there. But it is not that much.
  • July 15, 2017
    Stepping into the Chinese garden makes you almost forget that you're in the middle of a city. Truly authentic experience, and very tranquil. It's a good place to sit down, catch up on some light reading, and simply relax. There's tea for sale, and a lot of historical information for those who are interested.
  • July 21, 2017
    Very realistic Chinese garden. We visited at the wrong time of the year but in spring when the blossom is out it'd be fabulous. Well worth a visit.
  • June 6, 2017
    A very magical place. We had Green Tea on the Tea house and placed Chinese Checkers too lots of fun.
  • July 8, 2017
    Very beautiful and peaceful. Student rate makes it very reasonable.

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