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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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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"
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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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"costumes"
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"pavilions"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

beautiful well worth a look. well designed, clean and established garden. you forget you are in the city. tea facilities. kids seem to enjoy it. they had an animal hunt to do of the 12 Chinese zodiac animals. lots of wild life ibis and other...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Our visit here was last minute and an unexpected surprise! The Chinese Garden of Friendship is a beautiful place to stop, unwind and recharge.

Thank Bekkerr
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As other reviewers have mentioned, this garden is tucked in a busy part of Sydney. Enjoyed a few hours along the well maintained paths, and couldn't hear the traffic outside the walls. Nice waterfalls and water features. Fun to see children dressed in costumes provided....More

Thank M S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens are well designed with lots of water ... a very calm and quiet place in the hearty of the city. We bought a combination entry and lunch ticket. We enjoyed our stroll along the paths of the garden and then had our nice...More

Thank 48NYSV
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely smallish garden near Darling Harbor. It is definitely worth the short walk from Darling Harbor. Reminds me of the tea garden in Hong Kong.

Thank Texastravveler
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Right in the middle of Sydney city, sits this wonderful place, full of charm and chinese character. This is one of the most beautiful places in Sydney. It's almost as if the trees and water block out the city noise. Many of the views are...More

Thank EfiWarsh
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited this over the years and it is shiwing its age quite extensively now. It certainally needs some urgent attention to tet back to former glory and presentation. Although only a small fee to get in i didnt feel it was worth it...More

Thank hirscotts
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

what a beautiful place to visit, it was tranquil, lots of gardens, pagodas, wildlife, the decoration and lanterns were amazing, the use of trees and flower colors with natural rocks, and water falls were all in harmony we loved it as we went during a...More

Thank bdonoso366
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the garden and we were shocked to find how beautiful it was. There was a tour included in the price. The guide was really knowledgeable about telling us all about the garden. He took us all over the garden and at the...More

Thank baghdadlian
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is amazing to find such a peaceful place in the middle of such a busy area. Look out for the local dragon inhabitants , Get dressed up in Traditional cloths or just walk around and take in the peice and quite

Thank steve s
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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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