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Chinese Garden of Friendship

Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9240 8888
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A haven of tranquility in Sydney's bustling Chinatown, this fascinating garden with waterfalls, bridges and fish-filled ponds was designed by experts from China and reflects designs dating back to the 5th century.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“busy city” (140 reviews)
“darling harbour” (350 reviews)
“koi fish” (36 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 2 9240 8888
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Reviewed 14 February 2016

well done garden located in darling harbor area, nice details, steps, pagodas, waterfalls and ponds, nice bonsai also, very doable in 30 minutes

Thank jmptrips
Reviewed 14 February 2016

Accidentally stumbled upon this park and I am so glad I did! It is so so beautiful and such a relaxing place.

Thank Casey J
Reviewed 13 February 2016

Because it is the Chinese New Year of the monkey, this place was rocking today. There were stalls set up, people playing traditional Chinese instruments and although it was hot and humid, there were many peaceful and relaxing places here to rest and to contemplate....More

1  Thank Marika255093
Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

A very tranquil place amidst the chaos of a giant city especially during the busy period of Chinese New Year. We're entering the year of the monkey which is my animal on the Chinese calendar. There is a lot to see here and I say...More

1  Thank James A
Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

It's not an exceptional garden of its type, but that doesn't mean it's not still a calming respite from the noise and crush of the city. Some niceties include being able to rent some costumery on site for pictures and a charming and quiet tea...More

1  Thank Mary R
Reviewed 12 February 2016

A peaceful spot set back from Darling Harbour in the park area. Though having said peaceful right now they seem to be rebuilding Sydney around it. But that doesn't actually matter as once inside life slows down; there is the calm of water, the stillness...More

Thank rowanLondon
Reviewed 12 February 2016

In the middle of a huge city, this is a beautiful sanctuary. Very well laid out, easy to walk around and the scenery and plants and buildings are beautiful.

Thank bevvy1960
Reviewed 11 February 2016

The Chinese Garden is situated within walking distance from Darling Harbour. With a small amount of entrance fee, you can enjoy many types of plants, trees, fish, and waterfall. Don't miss the Koi fish feeding time every 11:30 AM. The garden is very peaceful and...More

1  Thank Sun P
Reviewed 11 February 2016

I absolutely loved the Chinese Garden Of Friendship. It only cost $6 to enter and was well worth it. We had a lovely lunch here, also. The gardens are superbly maintained and are an absolute must see and a visual delight. I was very impressed.

Thank Jodi Q
Reviewed 11 February 2016

I love visiting the gardens there's just something about it that puts me at peace and feel relaxed whether taking a relaxing stroll with my hubby or a excited walk with the kids while they enjoy looking for lizards, turtles, coi and bugs.. They too...More

Thank Cassie H
Darling Harbour
The original docklands of Darling Harbour have been
transformed into a tourist mecca with entertainment
for the whole family. Cockle Bay Wharf offers dining
options from budget to upscale and million dollar
views of the harbour. Young crowds gather on weekends
for nightlife that ranges from salsa clubs to Dj’s.
Families can visit the Chinese Gardens of Friendship
or the Sydney Aquarium, one of the largest in the
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16 December 2016|
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Response from sunshine123Essex | Reviewed this property |
Sorry can't answer that as I was using public transport and walking. I would imagine there must be because it is in the city.
25 January 2016|
Response from Anne J |
That would be a family ticket, $15