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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.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“busy city” (162 reviews)
“darling harbour” (371 reviews)
“koi fish” (45 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Central Business District
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+61 2 9240 8888
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"busy city"
in 162 reviews
"darling harbour"
in 371 reviews
"koi fish"
in 45 reviews
"water features"
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"tranquil place"
in 42 reviews
"chinese tea"
in 34 reviews
"beautiful oasis"
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"chinese culture"
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"beautiful chinese"
in 26 reviews
"chinese zodiac"
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"entry fee"
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"small fee"
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"costumes"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

If you are expecting expansive green lawns and flower beds than you will have to think again. This is an ornamental garden featuring ponds of koi (some are strikingly beautiful and large) and trees and shrubs nestled amongst Chinese statues and pavillions. The lower walk...More

Thank Christine G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On a beautiful day this is magical and the animal hunt entertains the kids while parents can enjoy the magic and gentle energy of the garden.

Thank TAH3179
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful scenic gardens that bring a sense of peace and joy amid a bustling city. Lovely lake with wildlife and huge Koi Authentic, interesting structures abound in this peaceful getaway from the hustle of inner city Sydney.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a magnificent garden. Every little detail is considered. No matter where you look, you'll find beauty! Such a wonderful care!

Thank Alexandre C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful Chinese themed gardens right in the heart of Sydney. Modest entrance fee. A nice way to finish off a busy day and wind down

Thank Richard H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Chinese Garden is a lovely place to visit & relax in the heart of the city. It’s a quiet, little oasis with beautiful plants, waterways & pathways to explore. Our two boys aged 5 & 6 loved trying to locate each of the Chinese...More

Thank Lee C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was a bit disappointed. There is not much to se or do. I was there only short time and wil not return.

Thank federspiel108
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a little bit of calm in busy Sydney. The gardens were nice but I thought it was a little dated and grubby. Its only small so don't plan to spend too much time there. Pricing was reasonable. Not one of the better gardens...More

Thank Ginges_revenge
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Setting and layout was wonderful, although not very disabled friendly. A few to many ibis, but still nice to see them roaming about. The koi were magnificent and we even spotted a large lizard sunbaking on one of the large rocks out in the water....More

Thank Huntress C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a couple of hours walking through the gardens. Such a peaceful spot amidst busy city surroundings. Easy to get to and entry fees are very reasonable. We took some lovely photos and enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere in a cool Saturday morning.

Thank Gerard B
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cynthian183
20 June 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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Michaeli W
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
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89633vicki
16 December 2016|
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Response from tivamp | Reviewed this property |
There are a few parking stations nearby that aren't very expensive.
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