Chinese Garden of Friendship Tours
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The continental city of Sydney offers travelers options that go beyond the strictly Aussie. The Chinese Garden of Friendship, modeled after the private gardens of the Ming Dynasty, is just one of the multicultural experiences this jewel by the sea has to offer.
Opened in 1988 and designed by Sydney’s sister city of Guangzhou, the garden is a nod to the Chinese culture and heritage that already exists in and around Darling Harbour. The lush gardens, tranquil ponds and scenic waterfalls pay homage to the friendship between Sydney and Guangzhou. Travelers can wander between ornamental pavilions and babbling brooks before settling lakeside to enjoy peaceful reflection. Hot tea and traditional dim sum are also served at the garden’s teahouse.
The garden is located near Tumbalong Park and is accessible via public transportation. Take the train to Town Hall Station and exit south onto Bathurst Street or take the ferry to Darling Harbour. Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for children ages 12 and under. The garden is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and until 5:30 p.m. during daylight savings. It is closed on Christmas and Good Friday.
Address: Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Hours: Daily 9:30am-5pm (5:30pm during Daylight Savings); Closed Christmas & Good Friday
Admission: Adults $6AUD, Children $3AUD
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Recent Reviews from Experiences in Sydney
, Feb 2020
We had a lovely stroll around the gardens over the Luna Chinese New Year weekend , we could have stayed longer , hard to believe this tranquility is in the hustle and bustle of sydney and you would have know idea .
Beautiful and tranquil
, Dec 2019
I visited the Chinese Garden with my 3 year old and she loved it. We arrived just in time for the fish feeding at 11:30 where there was a nice man who gave fish food refills to children who asked. The fish food also attracted the lizards, which my daughter found exciting, feeding them as well as the fish. The rest of our time there was spent exploring the garden. It is a beautiful place to sit and relax alone or with friends. It provides plenty of shaded areas to sit down and enjoy the view of the waterfalls, Chinese structures, and greenery. It's also a wonderful place for children to explore with its rocky steps to the top of the waterfall, winding paths, exotic plants, lots of Koi fish, lizards and a couple of turtles too!
1 Tours and Activities to Experience Chinese Garden of Friendship
Book yourself some time away from the hustle and bustle of inner-city Sydney with this ticket package to the tranquil Chinese Garden. Arrive at any time you want, seven days a week – you’re not bound to a specific entry and exit time with this ticket. Explore the lush plant life, hidden pagodas, and colorful statues at your own speed, or join one of three informative tours that run during the day at no extra cost.
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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What are Chinese Garden of Friendship hours of operation?
Chinese Garden of Friendship hours of operation: Daily 9:30am-5pm (5:30pm during Daylight Savings); Closed Christmas & Good Friday. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
Should I book Chinese Garden of Friendship tickets in advance?
We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Chinese Garden of Friendship can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 1 Chinese Garden of Friendship tickets and tours on Viator.
How much does it cost to visit Chinese Garden of Friendship 2020?
Currently, an entrance ticket to Chinese Garden of Friendship costs USD 5.83. Guided Chinese Garden of Friendship tours start around USD 5.83 per person. See all 1 Chinese Garden of Friendship tickets and tours on Viator.
What's the best way to experience Chinese Garden of Friendship?
The best ways to experience Chinese Garden of Friendship are:
- Chinese Garden General Admission Ticket
- Sydney Attraction Pass Including Taronga Zoo, Sydney Opera House, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium
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