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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: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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 yesterday

We loved the garden. It was visible from our hotel room so we decided to step inside. The garden was lovely and very peaceful. IT was great photo op on one of our first days int he country.

Thank Evelyn F
Reviewed 2 days ago

After trudging around Darling Harbour it is nice to spend some peaceful relaxing time in this tranquil garden. Worth making the effort.

Thank AussieRicho1
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can actually do this in half an hour. It is a lovely garden, very small, but has some waterfalls and definitely worth a visit for half an hour or most an hour...

Thank Ligia J
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a most tranquil place in the heart of a busy Sydney. Lots of waterfalls and greenery. Very interesting and the place gives you a glimpse into the Chines culture

Thank Kevin25
Reviewed 1 week ago

After doing many of the sightseeing options that Sydney has to offer, my friend and I decided to visit the Chinese Garden of Friendship. It was not too crowded when we visited [midday] and the fee is nominal. It closes around 5P. It was a...More

Thank ianshamshey
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mesmerizing Garden in the middle of the city. A great place to slow down and enjoy the space. There were few visitors late in the day. Last entry was 5:00 P.M. Very pleasant and very well done.

Thank Harvey K
Reviewed 1 week ago

The first time I visited the garden was the week it opened in 1985, all the trees and plants were new and tiny. Suffice to say the place had changed and grown .... WOW I found the experience breathtaking, and would recommend anyone who loves...More

Thank islandboi6
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to have Tea in peace away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre, then this is the place. Once you go in, you will be amazed how many areas are there to explore and savour the tranquility.

Thank Tanner250
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a nice, quiet oasis in the city. It's a good place to relax if you have some time to kill and are tired of walking around. Highly recommended.

Thank ChicaSmile
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Chinese Gardens were just stunning! We took A LOT of photos through the gardens! All the plants and temples and rivers were gorgeous, not to mention the waterfall!! Would definitely go back to have another look around!

Thank _izzy_tschannel
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