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Address: Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: (02) 9240 8888
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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Dining
Description: A haven of tranquility in Sydney's bustling Chinatown, this fascinating...
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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Romantic, green, beautiful oasis

One rainy early morning, in our last day in Sydney, we headed to visit the Chinese Gardens, as our last chance to do it, despite the not so pleasant weather. Arriving at the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Bucharest, Romania
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145 reviews 145 reviews
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

One rainy early morning, in our last day in Sydney, we headed to visit the Chinese Gardens, as our last chance to do it, despite the not so pleasant weather. Arriving at the entrance, the ladies giving us the tickets told us about the unique opportunity we were having - the gardens all to ourselves, given the bad weather :)... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

When we were tired of all the glitz and glitter for the day, we just had a 5 minute walk from our Meriton City LIfe hotel. And we were amply rewarded. Easy walk through, not expensive, and you just had to sit down and enjoy the beauty. A large pool, a waterfall; the kind of relaxing place you want at... More 

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Jan Juc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

These gardens are a little oasis in the hustle of Sydney. they are peaceful and calm with fish and ducks if you have children with you.

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Adelaide, Australia
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful spot to relax and escape the noise and bustle of Sydney. i was amazed by the beautiful water features and the covered pathways truly took me back to parks in Beijing

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Melbourne, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

I just love this place, and as far as I am concerned, no visit to Sydney is complete without a visit to this Garden. Although small, the peace and tranquillity of this place will surprise you. Sit down and close your eyes ... it won't take long for you to become really relaxed. Before you leave, enjoy a cup of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

After waiting for my friend to come back from a sailing trip at Darling Harbour, we started walking to Chinatown and discovered this beautiful garden. It reminded me of the gardens I visited in Soochow, China. The bonsai display near the entrance was beautiful, the landscaping, the pond, the Chinese structures are all so picturesque! I would recommend anyone visiting... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Yeah, it looked nice from the outside, but it's about $11 AUS to walk through. Friendship should be free, frankly. Go visit the Botanic Gardens... for free.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Despite living close to sydney for my 38 years and remembering when darling harbour and these gardens where built, I had never visited them. Today that changed when I took a 15 and 11 year old to lunch at darling harbour. I didn't expect much and was thoroughly shocked to have an amazing time I can't believe this amazing garden... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

What a great peaceful place in the middle of a busy city. Unfortunately not very handicap assessable. Beautiful place to relax.

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Every time I visit Sydney I alway come here. To me it is always a place to rest and unwind from the hussel & bussel of the city.

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