Built between 1873 and 1887, the Larnach Castle is the only castle in all of New Zealand. For an extended stay, you can stay at the 4-star Larnach Lodge, located on the castle grounds. In addition to its ornate interior and beautifully maintained garden, tourists and guests gather at Larnach for a supernatural experience: the castle is said to be haunted by multiple members of the Larnach family.
Constructed for an Australian banker and politician, the castle presents a combination of American, Venetian, and Gothic styles of decor and architecture, making it wholly elaborate and unique.
Be sure to take some tea or a light lunch in the ballroom, one of the most beautiful parts of the castle, and don't miss the on-grounds plant nursery.