Chinese Garden of Friendship
Escape from the hustle and bustle to a serene, secluded garden—Darling Harbour’s Chinese Garden of Friendship.
Have you ever imagined your own secret garden? A place to escape, to breathe deeply and feel the sun on your face? The Chinese Garden of Friendship is that place.
Much more than just a city garden, the walled Chinese Garden respectfully recreates the philosophy and harmony of a traditional Chinese garden in its waterfalls, lakes, exotic plants, pavilions and hidden pathways. With koi carp swimming in the lakes, willows weeping in the breeze and a teahouse serving Chinese tea and dim sum, take care… once you’ve discovered Darling Harbour’s secret garden, you’ll never want to leave!
You can share the secret of the Chinese Garden every day of the year, except Good Friday and Christmas Day.
9.30am – 5pm (Apr–Sep)
9.30am – 5.30pm (Oct–Mar)
Last entry to the garden 15 minutes prior to closing.
Child: $3 (under 12 years)
Family: $15 (two adults and two children)
Concession: $3 (Australian pensioners and students only)
Senior: $4.50 (Australian seniors only)
Annual pass (available at the Chinese Garden ticket office, conditions apply)
Adult: $50* (*To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Darling Harbour, Adult Annual passes are $30 if purchased between 16 April - 6 May).
Family: $125 (two adults and two children)
Pathways and pavilions in the lower garden are accessible for wheelchairs, buggies and prams; however steps and rocky pathways make the upper part of the garden difficult to access. The closest passenger drop-off point to the garden is on Harbour Street.
The Chinese Garden has a fully upgraded accessible toilet and baby change facilities onsite.