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Chinese Garden of Friendship

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Escape from the hustle and bustle to a serene, secluded garden—Darling Harbour’s Chinese Garden of Friendship. The walled Chinese Garden respectfully recreates the philosophy and harmony of a traditional Chinese garden in its waterfalls, lakes...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Pier Street, Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9240 8888
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Reviewed today

The gardens are beautiful with something different on every corner. The only problem I found was the difficulty I had walking around with a Rollator (lwheeled walker) - uneven ground and lots of steps.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Carol D
Reviewed yesterday

in the center of city (next to China Town with many street food and more upscale restaurants). Don't miss tea house there! You can even rent Chinese dresses there for photos

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank innaz
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nothing extraordinary but worth a visit for people seeking quiet places. The gardens are located in close proximity to the darling harbor and right opp to some of the best restaurants in the area. So it might be a good idea to have lunch and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Atri_Mandal
Reviewed 6 days ago

Now here's a place to go when you are seeking some peace and quiet right in the middle of the city. The water features and rock exibits / gardens are a wonder. The peaceful aura the exudes from this place is amazing - you hardly...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank cjlambert2016
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My wife and I had a lovely stroll thru this authentic Chinese garden. Features waterfall, rock sculptures, many gates and buildings, native plants, tapestries, and a chiming music installation. Maybe $15usd to get in. Very nice.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank David C
Reviewed 6 days ago

What a contrast - Chinese pagodas against a backdrop of city buildings, and a haven of tranquility next to the chaos of city life. Watch out for the water dragons!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Geoff P
Reviewed 6 days ago

Wow, my first visit but won't be my last It is only the muffled sounds of the surrounding city that break you away from the peace and scerenity , it is hard to imagine that such a pristine environment can exist in the heart of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Rod V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a place to visit and find your inner zen. Whether it is to have a break from your working day or a place to visit on holiday with your family or special person in your life, this hidden treasure is the place to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank KarenLeongNg
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the first time we visited the Chinese Garden of Friendship and found it a wonderful experience. There is an admission charge but it soon becomes apparent that the charge is justified. The garden is a photographers paradise and it is surprising how many...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank KandiManPerth
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had some time to kill before heading to the airport and the Garden was right next to our hotel. Nothing like what you see overseas but quite pretty gardens! We only did a quick walk through, but would be nice to sit by the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ponchel
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14 October 2018|
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Response from ramAustralia2018 | Reviewed this property |
I'd give it at least an hour, perhaps more if you are seriously into plants and fish.
20 June 2018|
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Response from johnsJ8631AH | 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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18 February 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