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  • History of the Garden

    Ever wondered why there's a Chinese Garden of Friendship at Darling Harbour. Find out more about the history and philosophy of the Garden.

    Pier Street, Darling Harbour

    (02) 9240 8888 More Info

  • Tours of the Garden

    Join one of three daily tours and learn about the history, landscape and cultural heritage of the Chinese Garden.

    Pier Street, Darling Harbour

    (02) 9240 8888 More Info

  • Education at the Garden

    Enrich your students’ cultural knowledge with a visit to the Chinese Garden of Friendship.

    Pier Street, Darling Harbour


    (02) 9240 8552 More Info

  • Weddings, Functions, Filming and Photography at the Garden

    The Garden offers a range of unique spaces perfect for a wedding or function.

    Pier Street, Darling Harbour

    (02) 9240 8888 More Info

  • Fish Feeding at The Garden

    Join our team and feed the magnificent koi at 11.30am daily.

    Lenient Jade Pavilion, Chinese Garden of Friendship, Pier Street, Darling Harbour

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  • The Emperor’s Quest

    Can you find the 12 animals of the Chinese lunar calendar that are hidden in the Garden?

    Pier Street, Darling Harbour


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  • Lunar New Year Twilight Garden Party

    Welcome in the Year of the Rat in the Garden with food and live entertainment.

    Pier Street, Darling Harbour


    6pm – 9.30pm, Saturday 25 January

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  • Lunar New Year Zodiac Reading

    Year of the Rat readings with Mina Zheng

    Delve into Chinese astrology by Mina Zheng and see what the Year of the Rat has in store for you. Do you stay the course or dangerously divert?

    Pier Street, Cnr Harbour St, Darling Harbour NSW 2000

    Sat 25 Jan, Sat 1 Feb, Sat 8 Feb 2pm - 4pm

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  • Mahjong Garden

    Learn to play the traditional Chinese game Mahjong!

    Chinese Garden of Friendship forecourt, Darling Harbour

    Sat 25 Jan

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  • Chinese Garden of Friendship Darling Harbour

    Windless Chimes of the Gurr

    See the Windless Chimes of the Gurr by Matthew Hoare.

    Pier Street, Cnr Harbour St, Darling Harbour NSW 2000

    (02) 9240 8888 More Info

  • Shadow Puppets Performance and Workshop

    Watch a film of a traditional shadow puppet performance, using donkey skin puppets. After the show, take part in the shadow puppets performance workshop!

    Pier Street, Cnr Harbour St, Darling Harbour NSW 2000

    Sun 26 Jan, Sun 2 Feb, Sun 9 Feb 2pm-4pm

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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.

The Chinese Garden of Friendship advisory committee was formed in August 2017 to provide independent advice on the long-term planning and strategic management of Garden, helping to inform a 10-year plan for the site.

The new committee brings a wealth of diverse experience across business, arts and Chinese culture and aims to support Government with the holistic management of the Garden by ensuring there is representation from a range of relevant disciplines and communities. 

Following an Expression of Interest process, the following members were appointed to the committee:

  • Mr Simon Chan - Director of Art Atrium and President of Haymarket Chamber of Commerce.
  • Ms Oi Choong – Specialist landscape architect and consultant.
  • Dr Stephen Whiteman – Lecturer in Asian Art, Sydney University and Chinese gardens specialist.
  • Mr Julian Siu – Associate at GML Heritage.
  • Ms Karen Soo – Executive officer, Haymarket Chamber of Commerce.

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