Chinese Garden of Friendship, Sydney

Categories: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.5/5 based on 1,900+ reviews on the web
Nestled between the shiny glass buildings of Darling Harbour, Chinese Garden of Friendship feels like a secret spot. Entering the garden, you walk into a piece of traditional Chinese landscaping in downtown Sydney. Walk past small waterfalls, exotic plants, and pavilions, and watch koi carp swim in lakes. Sit down at the Teahouse for Chinese tea and dim sum, and visit the Dragon Wall to understand its symbolic bond between New South Wales and Guangzhou. With our international travel planner, Sydney attractions like Chinese Garden of Friendship can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Do not miss visiting this little island of calm and tranquility in between Darling Harbour and Chinatown. There is a small entrance fee but the visit will stay with you longer than the coffee you migh...  read more »
  • A surprisingly peaceful and beautiful spot in the middle of Sydney. Magnificent gardens and surprising views really make this a worthwhile place to visit. 
  • Situated close to Darling harbour, I booked into a hotel for a couple of nights that offered a complementary view of the Chinese garden. I was at this time quite unaware of what this was (a small gard...  read more »
  • I'm from Hong Kong and found this place absolutely beautiful. The tea house looks great and very reasonably priced. I wish I had the time to enjoy a cuppa by the garden. Definitely worth the entry fee.
  • Well worth the $6 entry fee for a slice of solace in the scrambling city centre. Stunning and immaculately maintained. If you plan on spending a bit of time here sitting/reading/relaxing, your visit is best coupled with noise-cancelling headphones playing your chill-out music. Unfortunately the city is so loud that the occasional siren can disturb the tranquility of an otherwise peaceful visit.
  • My wife has been trying to drag me along to here for years. I finally relented and had a wonderful time. It is really magical, and hard to believe it is so close to the city. it's like being in a different world. Great for kids to run around and explore as well.
  • I come here every time I'm in Sydney. I love coming as soon as it's open and sitting and contemplating. Nice energy and beautiful landscaping. Total gem!
  • We love this place. Beautifully laid out with lots is slave to lose yourself and find some peace. Great for children and also solo. I only wish the food met the scenery. Very Western influenced.
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