We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Chinese Garden of Friendship

Address: Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: (02) 9240 8888
Website
Improve this listing
Book ahead on Viator
Special Offer
$79*
and up
Sydney Attraction Pass Including Taronga Zoo...
91%
Ranked #24 of 613 things to do in Sydney
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Activities: Dining
Fee: Yes
Owner description: A haven of tranquility in Sydney's bustling Chinatown, this...
More attraction details
Attraction details
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Activities: Dining
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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.
Write a Review

950 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    606
    261
    65
    14
    4
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Thai first
  • Any
English first
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I love this place. I visit every time I go to Sydney. I always lose a few hours here, just taking it all in. So tranquil and peaceful. Nice to get away from the busy feel of the city for an afternoon.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wollombi, Australia
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

I was in the city early for a business meeting. Feeling particularity frazzled after hellish city rail train trip down from the Central Coast. I went into the gardens when they opened at 9.30 as needed to relax before my meeting. I chose the perfect time to go in. Away from the hoards who would descend later in the day.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Absolutely stunning! This is a tranquil little garden in the centre of the hustling bustling city that is Sydney. Recommended for older individuals as children can take from the tranquility of the atmosphere represented. There is a little cafe serving a variety if nibbles and drinks. It's a lovely place to sit and read, take a stroll, meditate and just... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Norwich
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
27 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We had often walked by the gates of this garden and had always meant to go in. I have been to some marvellous Chinese gardens in Shanghai and didn't expect these to compare particularly well but I was surprised at how such a compact space could be so calm and evocative of the Chinese spirit with some lovely spaces ...... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
21 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We thought this garden was beautiful. So well designed and such a stunning sight that you couldn't help be stunned as you walked in. Lovely planting!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ottawa
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

This walled garden was conceived and constructed in the 1980's and gifted to Sydney by the city of Guangzhou in southern China. Though it is right down town at Darling Harbour the minutes you walk through the gate you forget about the hustle and bustle of the outside. Though the garden is not large (1 hectare) it has lots of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I have been to this location on many occasions for many reasons, shooting TV segments, fun outings for the family and just for something to do on a quiet Sunday. There's a shop there where the kids can get dressed up in colourful traditional Chinese clothing. If you have little girls this is a must. Mine love it. You can... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Perth, Australia
Top Contributor
250 reviews 250 reviews
157 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I happened to come across this place by accident on my walk back from Darling Harbour and the darling harbour concrete jungle. It's a pleasant enough little garden, and I had a bit of wander through it. But I wouldn't go out of my way to go to it again.

Was this review helpful? Yes
sydney
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This is a sanctuary from the rest of Darling Harbour. There is a map to take you around, lots of photo opportunities.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Somerset, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
22 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Very pleasant when I was there as it was the Chinese New Year Celebrations. Lots going on. Also Valentine's Day Celebration in Darling Harbour which was a bonus and both events were complimentary to each other.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Chinese Garden of Friendship also viewed

 

Been to Chinese Garden of Friendship? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Chinese Garden of Friendship and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Chinese Garden of Friendship staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?