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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%
Travellers talk about
“busy city” (150 reviews)
“darling harbour” (368 reviews)
“koi fish” (45 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Central Business District
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+61 2 9240 8888
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"busy city"
in 150 reviews
"darling harbour"
in 368 reviews
"koi fish"
in 45 reviews
"water features"
in 67 reviews
"chinese tea"
in 34 reviews
"tranquil place"
in 41 reviews
"beautiful oasis"
in 39 reviews
"chinese culture"
in 29 reviews
"beautiful chinese"
in 24 reviews
"entry fee"
in 52 reviews
"small fee"
in 26 reviews
"few hours"
in 43 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 28 reviews
"take photos"
in 22 reviews
"costumes"
in 130 reviews
"pavilions"
in 43 reviews
"pagoda"
in 70 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday

This garden is just so beautiful. We visited on a busy Sunday and the garden still gave you that feeling of inner peace. There is so much to see here....huge koi in meandering ponds, majestic trees, orchids, bonsai, tea rooms; the list goes on. No...More

Thank JohnLsilverfox
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Enjoyed the quietness and the beauty of the gardens. Very picturesque and attention to details. Worth the $6 admission fee.

Thank Barb9412014
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Went here with my daughter, lovely vibe to the place, gold carraige as you go in, cafe to eat and relax with fish in the pond

Thank Twotravellers2013
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It cost a couple of dollars to get in here, certainly worth it, a very pretty little garden. Lovely surroundings, plants and buildings. It would have been even better without the high rise buildings and traffic noise. However still worth a visit.

Thank clairedjnj
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We sent a few hours here walking arount the gardens, ponds and waterfalls. Took a lot of great pictures. Excellent place of reflection in the herat of the city.

Thank rayw00d
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I always see the Gardens but this time it was even more amazing. The day was overcast and sultry with a haze and it made the gardens more magocal

Thank Allison C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What an amazing place in central Sydney. We had a great time strolling around at our leisure and saw a lot of bearded lizards. There are great photo opportunities and the chance to just sit down and take in the tranquility of the place. The...More

Thank brg68mga
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a blessing to have this peaceful place to escape to for a little while. So attractively designed and landscaped, it is truly an oasis in the busy city. Deservedly popular..

Thank Roy O
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Reviewed 1 week ago

In the heart of Sydney with the massive tower blocks looming over it you'll find the Chinese Garden of Friendship. It has an aura of quiet & serenity & the garden itself is beautiful with many rock formations & a lot of running water. Worth...More

Thank thegees1
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After a whole day walking around the city and it’s surroundings, a nice place to be really really quiet, nice to spend the rest of the day and walk on its pond

Thank Lewis125
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Michaeli W
18 February 2018|
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Response from metalmomma | Reviewed this property |
I do not think they allow that, but not sure. There is a little spot with tables and chairs, so perhaps they do allow bringing in food, but did not see anyone eating anything there. No places to eat in the gardens... More
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89633vicki
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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Ch07Jh09
25 January 2016|
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Response from Anne J |
That would be a family ticket, $15
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