Chinese Garden of Friendship, Sydney

4.4
#7 of 82 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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  • Definitely recommend a visit to this small but precious garden where you can enjoy an hour of calm, despite the city around continues his daily life. Yes can enjoy the view of beautiful plants and flowers and enjoy the atmosphere of serenity while strolling between the walkways where there are small pagodas and shrines.
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  • A very tranquil spot, feels like a getaway from the busyness of the city. Worth a visit if you're looking for something affordable, relaxing and easy-to-get to in the centre of Sydney to pass an hour ...  more »
  • I love this place so much I bought the annual pass for $50. A stress-free garden a world away from the noise of the city. It's the perfect tranquillity to practice mindfulness. The cafe serves excelle...  more »
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  • Beautiful space. Totally worth the very reasonable entrance fee. I recommend paying extra for the pot of tea. We arrived at 10:30 which was the start of a tour which is HUGELY recommend. The lady that did the tour, Sue I think her name was, was incredible. So passionate and well-informed about everything. We spent about 2 hours in there and didn't really stop exploring or taking photos.
  • It’s a little garden. Beautifully designed park in the middle of the city. Many things to see in the park. The water is not clean, so it’s difficult to see the fishes. Entree fee $6 for adults, also you can dress up for $10 and walk around in the park. There is a cafe inside and the tea is not that great. Wilson parking is available very near to that.
  • One of the best designed, most compact, little gardens that we've been to. We were delighted to see such a well thought out combining of architecture with nature - everywhere you look there is something wonderful to see. Not to be missed as you tour Sydney, this garden is truly a gem and well worth the price of admission.
  • Quite a surprise to find this oasis in the middle of Sydney. Well worth the price of admission. They have fun scavenger hunt activities for younger kids, our 5 year old really enjoyed the garden. If you are a photo bug, hit the garden in the afternoon for amazing light.
  • A serene escape from the hustle and bustle of Sydney. Only $6 per adult. You also have the opportunity to dress up for an additional $10 which makes for a great tourist experience.

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