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FT14: Larnach Castle

Larnach Castle is one of two castles built in Dunedin by wealthy businessmen. Cargill’s Castle is now a ruin and no longer accessible to the public.  However, the castle built by politician William Larnach is in pristine condition and sits proud atop the peninsula, with sweeping views of the Otago Harbour. While small in comparison to the great British castles, Larnach’s version, built in 1871, is a decorative feast, set in a Garden of International Significance.

There is no shortage of things to photograph here.

Trip Specifics

Ambassador:Convention keynote Joe Cornish will be on this trip to answer questions and inspire your photography.
Added extras:If people, events and action are your thing, then CRK have arranged something special for you at Larnach Castle. The City of Dunedin Pipe Band will not only entertain you, but also be your models, in full highland regalia for special portrait and lighting workshops with acclaimed photographer and convention guest speaker Katherine Williams.

Katherine and CRK’s own photographer Greg Webb, will break delegates into small groups and incorporate the latest Profoto lights and speedlights, with the natural light and beauty of Larnach Castle to ensure you stretch yourself in capturing some amazing portraits.

The gardens will also provide you with opportunities for magical Macro photography, and the castle for amazing architecture.
There’s something for everyone.

Important Trip Information

Icons made by SimpleIcon from CC 3.0 BYThis trip is on Saturday morning.
Icons made by Gregor Cresnar from CC 3.0 BYThere will be an extra cost of $25 for this field trip.
Icons made by Chanut is Industries from CC 3.0 BYThis is a great opportunity to explore New Zealand's only castle. Fantastic architecture as well as great scenery.
Please note that the castle will be open to the public.
A selection of refreshments are available for purchase from the castle cafe.
Icons made by Smashicons from CC 3.0 BYNothing special is required for this trip.
Icons made by Smashicons from CC 3.0 BYTransport for this trip is via Heritage Bus. Please note, these buses do not kneel like modern buses, so there is a step required to enter/exit the bus.
"Icons made by Freepik from CC 3.0 BYThere are toilets at the castle.
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Hop on the bus at the venue and hop off at the castle. A low level of fitness is required.
It is an easy walk around the castle grounds. There are some stairs to access various levels of the castle itself, and a set of narrow uneven steps if you want to venture up the turret.
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