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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” (147 reviews)
“darling harbour” (362 reviews)
“koi fish” (40 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Central Business District
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"busy city"
in 147 reviews
"darling harbour"
in 362 reviews
"koi fish"
in 40 reviews
"tranquil place"
in 41 reviews
"beautiful oasis"
in 39 reviews
"chinese culture"
in 28 reviews
"water features"
in 60 reviews
"beautiful chinese"
in 24 reviews
"chinese zodiac"
in 21 reviews
"entry fee"
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"small fee"
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"few hours"
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"couple of hours"
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"take photos"
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"walk around"
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"gardens"
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"ponds"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Certainly didn’t expect it to be as large as it was, or appears to be! It was so calm and beautiful, around every corner found something new. Spent a few hours there culminating in a lovely pot of tea. Took loads of photos!

Thank Judith W
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is the second time we have visited Sydney and the China garden of friendship was on our to do list again, What a beautiful place surrounded by city

Thank Kevin O
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Reviewed 1 week ago

i love this place - it is like an oasis in a busy city. it has great little walkways to explore all the corners of the place. great to have time out from the hectic pace of the city

Thank dave w
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Reviewed 1 week ago

These gardens are really beautiful! I would recommend taking a look at them in the afternoon before wandering around Darling Harbour.

Thank Harriet L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This garden is somewhat of a hidden gem, you have to look for it and make an effort: but it is worth it. It is an oasis in a buzzing city. If you like garden, or need a peaceful moment, you cannot miss this one!

Thank Alfred V
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This garden is serene and peaceful. If you're looking for a quiet day in Sydney after a few intense days of tours and walking, I recommend the Chinese Friendship Garden. It's great for sitting in the outdoors in the sun or in one of their...More

Thank Amanda B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a really hot Saturday and we had just finished an amazing Korean BBQ lunch and thought we would go for a walk around town. We found the garden through trip adviser and decided to go in. It was cooler then being on the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I found the gardens by accident but happy I stopped in. There is fish feeding at 11:30 which is fun for the young and older kids. Lovely tea house to enjoy a meal or beverage. The garden isn't huge but very tranquil. Well worth a...More

Thank Kristie K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This garden was gifted to the city of Sydney by its sister city in China. We have been to China and could tell that it was constructed similarly to those we saw in Beijing and Shanghai. Lovely, tranquil place.

Thank metalmomma
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pristine gardens that rival other Asian gardens we've visited in Japan, China, Portland, Hawaii, Butchart Gardens (Victoria, BC), San Francisco... A serene spot with bamboo, willows, water well-maintained and manicured in the heart of Chinatown. Loved the exotic birds.

Thank DrDaveMaui
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Michaeli W
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Response from David S | Reviewed this property |
We brought in water and snacks in our backpacks
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16 December 2016|
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Response from tivamp | Reviewed this property |
There are a few parking stations nearby that aren't very expensive.
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25 January 2016|
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That would be a family ticket, $15
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