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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.
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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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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 2 days ago

The map that you get when you pay for entry, advises that the Chinese Garden of Friendship opened in 1988. It is a symbol of friendship between the people of Guangzhou, China and Sydney, Australia. The well photographed, Dragon Wall is intricately made and features...More

Thank MWandAW
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not too expensive to get-in was a big pro. It was quite a nice place to spend some quiet time inside the city. Pretty gardens and the Koi fish feeding was the highlight of the trip for my 8 year old daughter. I would definitely...More

Thank Kevin_Mumbai
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a truly beautiful tranquil place these Chinese Gardens are. If your a photographer you would be in heaven. There are so many picturesque shots that can be taken or if you just want to wonder the beautiful grounds and gaze over the scenic waterways,...More

Thank Kare8798
Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful garden in a very busy part of Sydney. A tranquil walk around the winding paths, trees and waterfall, pond. Lovely teahouse to stop for refreshments overlooking the pond where the Koi fish are fed everyday at 11.30am. You can easily spend a couple...More

Thank janitaS
Reviewed 1 week ago

It has been some years since our last visit and the gardens have matured. They are a pleasant way to spend half an hour or more and have some interesting internal vistas. The opportunity to dress up in Imperial Court clothing seemed popular with families...More

Thank brigadier
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In the busy of Sydney this is a lovely little escape with tranquil gardens and lovely ponds to look over. A great location to just slow down and reflect. Entry fee is modest at $6 for an adult and worth it in my view. Tea...More

Thank Andrew G
Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful place to visit, for a peaceful morning or afternoon. Lovely gardens, shrubs flowers etc. Wonderful water features and ponds, especially the carp pond, fabulous fish.

Thank Stuart A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful chinese style garden in the middle of Sydney. Although it's a small space it packs in a lot and the corners and nooks are fun to discover and the big pool with giant koi overlooked by weeping willows and bamboo groves are really calming...More

Thank Justin V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful gardens. Very peaceful atmosphere in the centre of Sydney. Lovely afternoon tea as well. For a quiet couple of hours this is the place to be.

Thank Gillian G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

in between the bustle of Darling Harbour and China Town this oasis is found. Well kept, clean and perfect for photo opportunities. Not very big, but well laid out and appears to go on and on. Perfect spot for a picnic, or just to unwind.

Thank Bellablu2013
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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hi guys just wondering if there is parking local to the gardens and is it expensive? many thanks
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.
Can someone please tell me how much it costs to enter the Chinese Gardens? family 2 adults and 6 yr old & 8 yr old. Thankyou
25 January 2016|
Response from Anne J |
That would be a family ticket, $15