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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 today

Such a beautiful gardens. A real surprise in the city. Not far from Darling harbour & train station. Well worth popping in to escape from the hustle & bussle of the city. A camera is recommended. A small tea house is within the grounds so...More

Thank Iwashere2
Reviewed yesterday

Entering the Chinese Garden of Friendship is like stepping into another world! A paradise in the middle of a busy city. We love the lunch special the cafe offers, which can be purchased upon entry! Fresh scones, jam and cream is a must try! Make...More

Thank 154daniellap
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arriving in Sydney around midday,checking into hotel I decided to visit the Chinese Gardens to fill in time on a pleasant winter's day. It was a very enjoyable visit,my wife and I enjoying the layout the gardens and waterfalls together with the the information provided...More

1  Thank mal50
Reviewed 1 week ago

I knew this would be a good place to visit but I honestly did not think it would be even half as good as it was... this place is like the TARDIS, it is huge! We went at Lunar New Year so the entry fee...More

1  Thank LethargicSuperhero
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I spent nearly two hours in the garden and could have spent more time there. It is a nice place to sit and relax and there is a tea room there if you want something to eat or drink. You can wander around the many...More

1  Thank 276Karen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying with in 2 blocks of this place and kept walking by it to get to the museum, aquarium etc. On our second last day we decided to stop in. Looked fairly small so we thought we could cover this place in 30...More

1  Thank Roland I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked to these beautiful gardens and was amazed at how tranquil the place is even though it is in the middle of the busy city. There are plenty of garden features to admire including water features and traditional Chinese buildings. We did not have...More

1  Thank Alan B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

in the hustle and bustle of Sydney it's refreshing to know that for only $6 there is somewhere to go to escape and recharge. Try the Lychee Tea in the tea rooms. My daughter loved the Koi

2  Thank Anthony D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Chinese garden in Sydney is a very nice place to relax, you just escape the city confusion. The entrance is just at the end of the park connecting Haymarket with the darling harbour. A visit is suggested even if I would not define this...More

1  Thank Davide P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is a very small garden but very nice and really beautiful. You need about one hour for this visit. I recommend to visit.

1  Thank Shenhar G
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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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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
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
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.