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Chinese Garden General Admission Ticket provided by Chinese Garden of Friendship

Chinese Garden General Admission Ticket

Chinese Garden General Admission Ticket
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
45–60 minutes
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    45–60 minutes
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
You'll spend a day exploring secluded garden—Darling Harbour’s Chinese Garden of Friendship . Join our team and feed the magnificent koi at 11.30am daily or join one of three daily tours and learn about the history, landscape and cultural heritage of the Chinese Garden. Chinese Garden Highlights Tour - 10.30am daily (duration: 35 mins) Plants in a Living Landscape Tour - 11.45am daily (duration: 45 mins) Rocks in a Living Landscape Tour - 2.30pm daily (duration: 35 mins)
Know before you go
  • Duration: 45-60 minutes
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 45-60 minutes
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 122290P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Entry/Admission - Chinese Garden of Friendship
Duration
45–60 minutes
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Inclusions
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Entry/Admission - Chinese Garden of Friendship
Duration
45–60 minutes
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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wombatdavid
Hobart, Australia1,864 contributions
Dec 2021
We used to live in Sydney and it has been many years since we visited. The price is $8 for adults and $4 for students (they accepted my Uni of Tasmania card). The person on the entry desk was lovely and enthusiastic. The garden is so beautiful and very relaxing. We love all the areas and you can walk around in a clockwise direction and see all the vistas. A lovely place and well worth a visit.
Written December 16, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you very much for your kind words. We pride ourselves on the beauty and tranquility of our garden, and also on the energy and enthusiasm of our staff members. We are glad you have enjoyed both! And do not hesitate to visit us again, maybe in another season, to contemplate the changes on the garden throughout the year. We will be thrilled to have you back!
Written January 14, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

GARY J
New Malden, UK53 contributions
Nov 2021
Wow - what an amazing place. We were in Sydney for only two weeks (November 2021) but are delighted that we took time to visit this amazing garden. It is exquisitely laid out and exudes an air of total tranquility.

In my view - well worth a visit.
Written November 30, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Gary, we love to hear that you chose to pay a visit to the Chinese Garden of Friendship during your holidays in Sydney. This is definitively a hidden gem/oasis within our city. The garden has a lot of symbolisms and is also directly linked to the history of the city, making it a perfect stop for any visitor to the city. Thank you very much for your visit, and we hope you have enjoyed you time in Sydney.
Written January 14, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Daniela R
1 contribution
Nov 2021
I live in Sydney with lots of attractions. Visiting Chenese Garden of Friendship was one of my most beautiful experiences which still remains inside. You step into a world of peace, tranquility and harmony - so much we need these days.
It is well maintained, caring for each detail. I highly recommned to visit either you are a tourist or a local.
Written November 23, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi G3668STdanielar, Great to hear that another local has discovered the hidden gem that is the Chinese Garden of Friendship. Its been so wonderful to hear that so many Sydneysiders are taking this opportunity to get to know their own backyard. Peace, tranquility and harmony are what its all about! We certainly encourage you to come back again, perhaps you can join one of our daily tours to learn about the history and concepts of the Garden or else to appreciate the Garden in its different seasons.
Written November 26, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia11,940 contributions
Apr 2021
During these trying times this is a wonderful place, with salubrious, surroundings, the gardens, ponds and stone features are excellent for ones chi.
Written November 19, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks JnVSydney, We love to hear that people like yourselves can find our Garden to be a tranquil escape. It is indeed a beautiful outdoor venue that is so needed in trying times. The Garden is a must see during different seasons. We hope to see you soon in Summer when then frangipani and lotus are in bloom.
Written November 22, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

blackeldo
Kiama, Australia2,046 contributions
Nov 2021
I WAS PLEASANTLY SURPRISED BY THE SHOW HERE.

I’m not a great fan of native Australian gardens, even less so with most exotic plantings – rows of carefully tended natural or introduced species fail big time to whelm me. But the Chinese gardens were different – they seemed to concentrate or more of the overall landscape: the lakes, waterfalls++, pavilions, animals++ yada rather than what was growing there. Although what was growing there was pretty nice.

The overall layout of this area is relatively simple. The entrance zone tends to have lotsa pavilions including a very nice dining area with water views. Immediately east of this was a zone of waterways – there arr two central lakes++ plus a nice creek area to the north side. Further east the land rises to a waterfall zone.
Best way to check the higher eastern areas is via the perimeter track. It rises abt 25m to the waterfall zone but in no place did I think slopes too steep for the unfit. Anyway there are lotsa seats and small pavilions where you can take off the load. Total distance is not great – I reckon a fit person could do the whole perimeter path non-stop in less than 10mins.

TIPS
- fi the hustle and noise of the city is getting to you, the calm of the gardens is a perfect antidote.
- lower zones are wheelchair friendly. Unfortunately upper areas have a few steps.
- don’t be afraid to take side tracks off the perimeter path. Some are very good value and none are excessively steep for more than a very short distance.
- critters in this zone are very tame, particularly the water lizzards.
- make sure you pack yer concession cards. Overall entrance fee is a steal, concessions even better.
- you could knock over the gardens in abt an hour – longer if you choose to pack a picnic for the dining pavilion. There are lotsa nearby attractions in Darling Harbour **– but you may choose to keep the Chinese thing going with a meal/snack in nearby Dixon St**

**TRIPADVISOR HAS REVIEW PAGES
++SEE PIX
Written November 15, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Wow Blackeldo!! What a great and thorough review. Thank you so much for your wonderful words. Next time you come in, make sure to get a tour with one of our guides and they'll be able to explain those design elements that you keenly observed. There was so much thought that went into the design and much of it is steeped in tradition. We look forward to seeing you again.
Written November 22, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

AndyJohn74
Sans Souci, Australia1,764 contributions
The Chinese Garden of Friendship is located to the south of Darling Harbour. This is in a walled compound and there is an entrance fee to see the garden. Inside it is like stepping into another country. The garden is immaculate. Well worth a visit.
Written June 10, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks Andy!! We love to hear that our visitors enjoyed the Garden. Perhaps on your next visit you can enjoy one of the three daily tours to learn about all the concepts behind the beauty. Come back any time!
Written June 11, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jackie G
Canberra53 contributions
We did the Discovery Tour with Ming at 10:30am which I found very interesting and informative. Thank you Ming! Although we have been to Sydney many times before we had never visited this garden. We will definitely be visiting this garden again.So peacuful and relaxing in the heart of the CBD. I loved listening to the water. There is a very pretty restaurant and cafe also. Entrance was $8 we booked in advance but people were able to purchase tickets onsite. Love these gardens can”t wait to visit again!
Written April 26, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
THANK YOU SO MUCH JACKIE! We agree that our staff are the best asset. We also agree that in addition to peace and serenity in the heart of the CBD, there's also so much to see and do inside the Chinese Garden. We would love to see you back again soon. With best wishes
Written June 18, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Alison S
Sydney, Australia2,019 contributions
Apr 2021
A delightful way to spend an afternoon, post meal, walking around these splendid gardens and buildings - surrounded by tall sky scrapers, yet peaceful and meditative!
Written April 25, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Wow, thank you Alison We are super glad that you enjoyed your experience and hope you created some wonderful memories. Thank you for visiting the Chinese Garden of Friendship and providing such wonderful feedback. See you again soon
Written June 18, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

M4verick14
Sydney, Australia29 contributions
Having wandered past here numerous times and thought that it was just a tiny garden I could haven’t been more wrong. The garden is huge and full of little hidden gems when walking around. The water falls and features including the “over fed Goldfish” or Koi swimming in the lake are just gorgeous the whole way around. You could spend a good couple of hours in here soaking in the peaceful nature and tranquility. You kind of forget you’re in the heart of the city at times.

There are opportunities ‘for the gram’ the whole way around the garden. So don’t be shy in getting a pose or two in front of the waterfalls or in the Bamboo forest. Would definitely visit again
Written March 7, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for taking the time to provide your feedback and give us a 5* review! It is fantastic to hear that you had such a great visit to the Chinese Garden of Friendship and discovered our "little hidden gems" . We hope to make each visit as pleasant and fun as possible. We look forward to seeing you back again soon! Best wishes
Written March 9, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

juliekA1009BM
Sydney, Australia482 contributions
Jan 2021
I am a Sydneysider so this means sometimes I tend to overlook the little gems that are right under my nose like the Chinese Gardens. I have moved into the area so the gardens are walking distance so I joined for a year - a bargain at $35. We visited on a beautiful summer's day & the shade & tranquility of the gardens was perfect. There are so many photogenic spots as the planning draws your eye to certain vistas like through the moon hole looking out onto the pond. There are plenty of places you can sit & have peace & quiet. The water dragons were out in force & we watched the frantic feeding of the koi fish at 11.30 am. You could spend hours here if you wish & exit & re-enter as much as you like during the day. There is also a restaurant attached that serves yum cha.
Written January 16, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for your wonderful review. We are so glad you found peace and tranquility in the Garden. As one of our valued annual members we look forward to seeing you again in the Garden.
Written January 17, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Ron B
Ron B
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Take the time to do the complimentary tour. It is a HUGE BONUS.
Our visit to this most impressive and expansive garden was made so much more interesting and enjoyable because of t
apocalipse
apocalipse
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beautiful
I like the gardens, small but very enjoyable. It was great to spend a couple of hours taking pictures etc..
IuliiaSh
IuliiaSh
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Quite place just in the middle of a huge city
I like coming here. It is so quite and peaceful. And the price is affordable. You can come alone or with the family
Alison S
Alison S
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Peaceful and pleasant walk around the Gardens and buildings.
Following a Luncheon in the Lotus Restaurant we walked through the Garden of Friendship. It was a delightful exper
Justina C
Justina C
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I lovely place within the city to relax.
Tranquility in the city. So glad we took the time to come here. Just an hour of your time is needed. Longer if you
Sandrathecolonel
Sandrathecolonel
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Beautiful gardens
Lovely gardens, Very tranquil. My husband was very inspired with ideas he saw at the gardens to do at home.
S8233TBlaurab
S8233TBlaurab
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Oasis of peace
I was getting a little overwhelmed with all the tall buildings and was very happy to duck into this quiet, peaceful
bigbrowndogwithteeth
bigbrowndogwithteeth
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Strange experience
After seeing some stunning pictures I had to go but what I didn’t expect to find was a couple getting married , sev
ArkansanFarmita
ArkansanFarmita
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Great place to take a moment to breathe
We enjoyed strolling through the garden and taking a moment just to breathe away from the chaos of the city. The ga
Hannele P
Hannele P
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Peaceful place to enjoy the nature
Very Chinese! Beautiful garden, water, birds, gekkos, fish. Nice place also to have a cup of green tea.
ElisabethMon
ElisabethMon
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Pretty garden
A lovely oasis in the middle of the city. Well worth a visit if you like gardens, koi fishes, chinese pagodas etc.
Natalie t
Natalie t
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So tranquil
Great inner city oasis to absorb the tranquil beauty - loved this place :) very cheap admission and gardens divine
beejayge
beejayge
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Beautiful hidden gem
I only paid $8 to enter these beautiful gardens but feel it was worth way more than that. Stunning place which mad
Michael H
Michael H
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An authentic Chinese garden in the middle of Sydney
A Chinese style garden really worth visiting in the heart of Sydney in walking distance from Darling Harbour. It i
DougViages
DougViages
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A highlight of our visit
Beautiful and elaborate garden, very well maintained. A bit of a walk from the light rail line, so combined it wit
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