Chinese Garden of Friendship, Sydney

4.5
#5 of 102 in Parks in Sydney
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. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Sydney using our trip planner.
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  • The Chinese Garden of Friendship is located between Chinatown and Darling Harbor and is well worth the AUD8.00 admission charge. Beautifully landscaped and tranquil.  more »
  • These are beautiful oasis set in the centre of Sydney amidst the high rise blocks Beautiful plants and gardens and very tranquil. The free guided tour is worth taking to get as it was very informative  more »
  • This was our second visit to the Garden and yet again it did not disappoint Its so lovely to find this gem at the busy Darling Harbour area and the plants, the water features, the place to sit and.....  more »
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  • Con: Entrance ticket is a bit pricey. Pros: The place is really wonderful and beautiful. Lots of areas where you can just sit to view and enjoy the scenery. How they were able to create a falls inside is really marvelous
  • A rare find in the heart of Sydney. Super friendly staff and well maintained garden that combines many typical Chinese traditional garden styles. Interesting points: - Huge colorful fish swimming in lily pond - several styles of pavilions - a variety of plants, bamboos - Many water dragons (esp. In summer) Definitely worth visiting! $6/adult (seniors have discount) $15 family of 2 adult 2 kids)
  • I spent a few hours wandering around this garden. Looked into every nook and cranny. It was so peaceful and serene and l didn't want to leave! A wonderful gem in the middle of a very busy city, do yourself a favour and spend some time here.
  • Nice place overall. Staff are helpful and easy going. Park is well maintained and services all work well.A 5 for young families. We Seniors there for 8 nights to visit family, everyone looks happy; friendly service,g amenities & hook ups.
  • Beautiful views. Stunning architeture. The design of the whole place in general is amazing and I can imagine a lot of thought and hard work went into the creation of this magnificent place. And the signs around are very interesting and informative. 4 stars.
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