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Chinese Garden of Friendship

Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (City Centre)
(02) 9240 8888
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As featured in 3 days in Sydney
Ranked #20 of 293 attractions in Sydney
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Type: Gardens
Activities: Dining
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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... more » 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. « less
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We visited these gardens on a Sunday and had a lovely time. It is amazing how quiet and zen it can be while so close to the CBD. We spent a good 2-3 hours wandering around and we also dressed up for an additional feeq which was just so fun! It is totally worth the $6 entry as the plants... More

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Very nice walk through the garden in winter (late July) and there were still plants in bloom which was very nice. I imagine that in summer when everything is leafed out and blooming that this garden is enchanting. It's a short set of walks so take your time and contemplate the views. The tea and scones at the end was... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

A garden really well put together, a really good place to relax and enjoy. Just outside darling harbour, very close to nice and cheap places to eat. Cheaper entry fee for students

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Of all the tourist attractions we visited while in Sydney, the Chinese Garden of Friendship was truly one of the most memorable and enjoyable stops. The entry price was too good for the peaceful ambience and beautiful up-keeping required. While the Garden looks small on the map, it is quite big inside. We easily spent 2+ hours walking through the... More

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Albury
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

When you had enough walking the city stop over in Darling Harbor at these nice gardens and lakes. Also pagodas.Just sit and chill out from all the walking here , so peaceful.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Was astounded by how lovely this garden is. Even though the garden is in the centre of Darling Harbour it is calm and beautiful. We'll worth the six dollar entry.

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tasmania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Interesting and a lovely place to walk around, could quite easily spend several hours there. Easy access for everyone.

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Springwood, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This garden is an excellent point of reference for the mix that is Sydney and if you're a gardener, not to be missed. Built for the 1988 Bicentennial, it was a gift by businessman of Chinese background to their fellow citizens, a wonderful gesture. Much of the work was carried out by craftsmen from China. Being in the heart of... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This is a lovely place to get away from the noise and crowds at darling harbour. There are some lovely plans and water gardens and cute little bridges. Lovely to walk around

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Lovely place to 'lose' yourself,Peaceful and tranquil.Lovely place for a wedding.A short walk from the restaurants of Chinatown.

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