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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” (156 reviews)
“darling harbour” (369 reviews)
“koi fish” (45 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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+61 2 9240 8888
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"busy city"
in 156 reviews
"darling harbour"
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"koi fish"
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"water features"
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"tranquil place"
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"chinese tea"
in 34 reviews
"beautiful oasis"
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"chinese culture"
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"beautiful chinese"
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"chinese zodiac"
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"entry fee"
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"small fee"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

In the midst of a large bussling city you can immerse yourself in a place of tranquility, peace and harmony. It is just lovely. Well done China in conjunction with Sydney City Council. It is a special place. I took my Mum there and she...More

Thank Mary P
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Reviewed 2 days ago

You can not believe that you are in the centre of a bustling metropolis as you wander the gardens. There is a small lake stocked with koi that is being fed by a beautiful waterfall. As you travel the rock pathway you eyes are treated...More

Thank L971AWronb
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Take a book and find a sunny corner, very peaceful and then enjoy a cup of chinese white tea. Easy to get to from Pyrmont side of Darling Harbour.

Thank pamela b
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very interesting and calming oasis in Sydney. Our daughter dressed up in traditional Chinese clothing (rented at the garden). We took photos of her in various spots. The cafe is very pleasant too.

Thank bassman748
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Want to experience a little magic in the middle of a bustling downtown city like Sydney? The Chinese Garden of Friendship is a few blocks from Darling Harbor ferry stop and easy to find if you are in downtown Sydney. For about $5.00 US (yes...More

Thank jakartamoon
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Having visited several chinese gardens in China we found these very authentic. They provide a very calm and relaxing area in a very busy city. Afternoon tea is excelent, just sit back and enjoy time watching the wild life.

Thank S H
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My husband and I were on a guided tour of Australia and we had a few days in Sydney. We had a planned free day, which we spent taking the hop on/hop off bus. The drop off for these gardens is in the back and...More

Thank alpw
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We went there (6 persons) and received a very poor attention : waiting for 5 minutes to get attention, awaiting someone to install us, and worse, we awaited more than 15 minutes to get someone to take our order. We will never go there anymore...More

Thank Jean-Marc P
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A lovely little garden in Sydney. Take some time to wander and explore these gardens. Read the signs and sit on the grass to soak it in. A nice oasis in a busy city!

Thank Kerryn72
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been to China and experienced the gardens across the country. This garden is a beautiful and thoughtful representation of Chinese art and culture. We toured in the wet and still enjoyed meandering around. If you have not visited a Chinese garden then come...More

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cynthian183
20 June 2018|
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Response from WaggaTraveller | Reviewed this property |
No, definitely not. Too many steps, uneven paths and rocks.
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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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