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Chinese Garden of Friendship, Darling Harbour, Sydney

The Chinese Garden of Friendship is nestled at the south end of Darling Harbour and a short walk from Chinatown. Entering the garden is like walking backwards in time into the quiet solitude of ancient Chinese architecture and it's relationship with nature. The garden combines the elements of water, plants, stone and architecture.

Chinese Garden, Darling Harbour, Sydney

Chinese Garden, Darling Harbour, Sydney

Running water, towering willow trees, cool lagoons with lotus plants and large colorful fish all make this an idyllic spot to read a book or recharge your batteries. It really is something special. The garden occupies approximately one hectare combining waterfalls, lakes, pavilions, sculpture and animals; koi fish, water dragons, turtles and a number of bird species.

The key features to look out for are the Courtyard of Welcoming Fragrance, Dragon Wall, Water Pavilion of Lotus Fragrance, Twin Pavilion, The Gurr, Rock Forest, and the garden's penjing collection (Chinese bonsai).

To enjoy the quiet serenity and overlook the garden take time for a cup of Chinese tea from the selection in the traditional Chinese Teahouse.

Location: South End, Darling Harbour, near to the Sydney Entertainment Centre and adjacent to Chinatown.
How to Get There: A 10-minute walk from Town Hall or Central Stations
By Light Rail get off at Haymarket Station.
Telephone: +61 2 9240 8888
Opening Hours: 09:30 to 17:00 (Except Good Friday & Christmas Day)
9:30 to 17:30 during daylight savings (Oct-Apr).
Services: Because of the stairs and rocky pathways access by wheelchair is difficult.
Website: Chinese Garden of Friendship
Chinese Garden, Darling Harbour, Sydney

Chinese Garden, Darling Harbour, Sydney