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Chinese Garden of Friendship

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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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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

So surprised when we went into this garden. Have been to Sydney many times and passed it over. It is really lovely and they also have a little café in there. Well worth a look.

Thank trishlampard
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Came here a couple of years ago with my children and really enjoyed the photo opportunities of dressing up kids in traditional Chinese clothing. This trip no kids but still a nice way to spend half an hour.

Thank Diane M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Unfortunately we only got to spend about an hour here just before they closed. It was gorgeous, extremely peaceful. The price is just so cheap for what you see and experience once inside. Even if you have a short amount of time I would highly...More

Thank Marie P
Reviewed 6 days ago

It only costs $6 (approximately £3) to visit the Garden and it is well worth it. Covered walkways meant I could escape from the rain and at every turn lovely new viewpoints over the pond, pagodas or waterfall open up before you. There were only...More

Thank suegroombridge1
Reviewed 6 days ago

What a lovely garden right in the middle of Sydney and only $6.00 to get in. Although there was a little street noise, the gardens were very peaceful and calming. You meander your way around all the paths, some of which are mosaic rocks, walking...More

Thank WoodgateFamily
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Chinese Garden of Friendship was a beautiful place to visit. It wasn’t the greatest weather when we visited, however it was still a good experience. It wasn’t too crowded and everyone had space to move around and spend time in each section. Loved seeing...More

Thank Natalie D
Reviewed 1 week ago

I travel overseas a lot and was so impressed with these gardens. I didn’t even know about them but we had a hotel room which overlooked the gardens. Absolutely gorgeous. Such a gem would highly recommend a visit.

Thank Vburela
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Happened upon this while walking around Darling Harbour. Pretty reasonable value for money at $6 per adult and quite beautiful. With school holidays on though it was a little busy and probably not the tranquil spot you might expect. I'd suggest going in a quieter...More

Thank dastardly2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is a true gem, a fantastic escape from the city noise, offering peace and tranquility. You can walk the paths, feted the fish, have a snack or tea, and forget about your troubles. If I could I would never leave.

Thank Mariya I
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Chinese Garden of Friendship is a great place to explore and take in the exotic beauty, you can also have lunch here.

Thank Rebecca M
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Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with
energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise
buildings and after-work drink places, high-end
shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners
frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a
dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit
the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle,
reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens
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October 13, 2018|
Response from VG1302 | Reviewed this property |
If you walk leisurely, a couple of hours tops.
June 19, 2018|
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Response from John S | Reviewed this property |
The entry area and courtyard, cafe area is accessible by wheelchair. Beyond this area there are steps, stepping stones and small hilly sections. The back section is visible from the entry so you could view all the areas, but... More
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February 18, 2018|
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Response from metalmomma | Reviewed this property |
I do not think they allow that, but not sure. There is a little spot with tables and chairs, so perhaps they do allow bringing in food, but did not see anyone eating anything there. No places to eat in the gardens... More