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Chinese Garden of Friendship

Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9240 8888
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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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  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 2 9240 8888
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

one of the mist beautiful gardens I have ever been. It is simply beautiful and you can have a tea and enjoy the view at the pond 😀

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a very relaxing garden to visit if you want to escape the busyness of the city for a time. The gardens are tranquil and attractive and the price of morning tea is affordable

Thank Anne-Marie H
Reviewed 4 days ago

Transport yourself to another place in an instant by escaping Sydney Hussey and Brussel into a quiet beautiful garden of gental nature. Worth the visit.

Reviewed 5 days ago

Even with many visitors, this garden was relaxing to stroll - without tourists it would be quite serene. The plants, waterfalls, bridges and pagodas are exactly what you'd expect in this ethnically stylized outdoor space. The only surprise - an unpleasant one for my daughter...More

Thank 5heartfamily
Reviewed 5 days ago

I visited the gardens during my lunchtime when attending a conference at the nearby ICC. The $6 entry was well worth it and even though my visit was short, I was impressed by the peace and tranquility of the gardens located right in the heart...More

Thank Amanda T
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Just a bit from our condo, these gardens are a great place to come walk, think and relax. Koi ponds and many trees it's a nice little park nestled right in the hubbub of s very busy city. Highly recommended!!

Thank Jon M
Reviewed 6 days ago

The serene and relaxing Chinese Gardens are a great place for a short walk, and then visit the café for scones and Chinse tea or even coffee. It contrasts with the hectic environment around it, and is really worth a visit.

Thank Austtraveller92
Reviewed 1 week ago

I cannot believe this place is in the middle of the city! It is just so quiet and tranquil, with beautiful water flowing and koi fish swimming around....such a great place to kick back and relax after walking 14kms along the coogee to bondi walk,...More

Thank EmilieP01
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a somewhat stressful morning this perfect piece of heaven melted my worries right away. It is scenic and stunning, and so serene that it made me feel more relaxed than after any massage I've ever had! I felt so refreshed and blissful that I...More

Thank Gabby B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here towards the end of our stay in Sydney. It is in a busy area and yet it was astonishingly good. We were not sure at all but we loved walking round. It was not busy and it is beautifully designed. Whether you...More

Thank theweeflea
Darling Harbour
The original docklands of Darling Harbour have been
transformed into a tourist mecca with entertainment
for the whole family. Cockle Bay Wharf offers dining
options from budget to upscale and million dollar
views of the harbour. Young crowds gather on weekends
for nightlife that ranges from salsa clubs to DJ's.
Families can visit the Chinese Garden of Friendship or
the Sydney Aquarium, one of the largest in the world.
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December 16, 2016|
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Response from sunshine123Essex | Reviewed this property |
Sorry can't answer that as I was using public transport and walking. I would imagine there must be because it is in the city.
January 25, 2016|
Response from Anne J |
That would be a family ticket, $15