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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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You are in the middle of the city and then you step into Paradise. There was waterfalls a tea room where I had a refreshing cup of tea and scone listening to the water tumbling... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Wollongong, Australia

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Wollongong, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

You are in the middle of the city and then you step into Paradise. There was waterfalls a tea room where I had a refreshing cup of tea and scone listening to the water tumbling over the rocks. There was Carp that glistened in sun as they swam around the lake that were a foot long. It was so serene... More 

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This beautifully set out theme garden is a must if you want a relaxing visit in a busy harbour area.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Do yourself a favor and take 2 hours out of your day to spend aimlessly strolling in the divine tranquility and peaceful environment of the Chinese Garden of Friendship. Beautifully appointed, manicured, embellished and detailed. You have to see this heavenly oasis embedded in the heart of the throbbing activity of Darling Harbour to believe it! What a contrast but... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

What a lovely garden. Tranquility in amongst a busy city. A great place to retreat to after walking around exploring all day. Doesnt have a grass patch as such so you can't really lounge like we would have liked as exhausted travellers, but beautiful and worth the visit. They also have Chinese costumes for hire to wear and take photos... More 

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Sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The garden is beautiful, except way too touristy. I love walking around looking at all the beautiful scenery with my friends. If you like nice photos you could also hire ancient Chinese costume for photos. Or relax with a cup of tea in the cafe.

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Newbury
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Went just over 18 months ago. A peaceful garden to sit and contemplate life. Could have spent all day here..Hard to believe it is in a bustling city.

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Tamborine, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

a magical place, very beautiful being able to dress in chinese costumes to walk around truly amazing

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We had been in the city for the day and on our way our of Darling Harbour saw the gardens and decided we'd go and have a look around. We were so pleased that we did. The setting is glorious with beautiful gardens, water features and places to just sit and reflect. There is a cafe but we didn't go... More 

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Amazingly peaceful place in the middle of a bustling city. Beautiful and serene. Well worth the time to visit.

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Adelaide Hills, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Was simply stunning! The gardens were beautiful and the lady that gave the talk was very informative.

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Additional Information about Chinese Garden of Friendship

Address: Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: (02) 9240 8888
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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