Chinese Garden of Friendship, Sydney

(4.5/5 based on 2,000+ 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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  • Very small gardens, but highly aesthetic. Recommended for a short visit while in the neighborhood of Chinatown.  more »
  • A truly beautiful garden. I just wanted to curl up with a book and find my inner peace. So quiet for a place in the heart of Sydney, and surprisingly filled with wildlife. Stunning carp, Sacred Ibis b...  more »
  • Beautiful tranquil gardens set in the middle of the city in Darling Harbour. Once inside you feel like you could be hours away from the hustle and bustle of the city. There's various wildlife (large l...  more »
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  • It's a really good place to go to, but it's a place not for me. The gardens is made as a sanctuary from the bustling fast paced life on the the city. Its designed to serve that purpose and is really lovely place. I would recommend this as a place to bring a date or have a chat with some on. I'm just a person who likes the fast pace life style of the city and the garden is a bit too slow for me.
  • Great garden. Very nice inside, plenty of areas to relax. Nice cafe with gorgeous views. Very well laid out and groomed.
  • Great place to just chill out, look at the koi fish and drink tea at the teahouse. Very beautiful buildings and garden. I highly recommend it to tourists and Sydneysiders (like me).
  • 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.
  • Quite a pretty place and seems larger than I expected from the inside. I took some nice photos here - you do need to crop out the city skyline to get the proper feel though. It was a nice break from the concrete city environment outside.