Chinese Garden of Friendship
Escape the beaten-path and find instant tranquility within these walls.
THE CHINESE GARDEN OF FRIENDSHIP IS OPEN 10AM - 4PM DAILY
As a primary outdoor venue situated on one hectare of Darling Harbour prime land, the risk of COVID-19 transmission at the Chinese Garden of Friendship is considered low. As always, the safety of our visitors, staff in our care is our top priority. Working with the advice by the NSW Health Department and the State and Federal Governments, we have reopened the Garden in a controlled and responsible way.
To ensure the safety of guests, staff and broader community we’ve implemented a few changes and you can expect your day at the Garden to be a little bit different to the normal Chinese Garden experience:
- To limit gatherings, fish feeding sessions can no longer be public and we will no longer able to run live daily tours
- We have installed signage, floor markings and sanitising stations to help visitors adhere to social distancing and hygiene guidelines
- To keep you safe, we will be undertaking additional cleaning – particularly around the bathrooms and hard surfaces all over the Garden.
About the Garden
Refresh and unwind as you meander through an inner-city oasis, where the willows sway, the waterfalls babble, and time moves nice and slow.
Designed in 1988 by landscape architects and gardeners from Sydney’s sister city, Guangzhou, the Chinese Garden of Friendship follows the Taoist principles of 'Yin-Yang' – the balance of opposing yet complementary forces – and ‘Wu-Xing’ – the harmonious five elements of wood, fire, earth, metal and water.
Wander serene pathways and take in exotic plants, blooming flowers and a lake of shimmering Koi, or settle in and soak up the ambience with some mouthwatering Chinese cuisine at The Gardens by Lotus, housed within the heritage-listed Teahouse. By day, enjoy a variety of teas and dumplings; by night, a bold and fiery Sichuan feast.
10am - 4pm
Last entry is 15 minutes prior to closing
Child: $4 (under 12*)
Family: $20 (two adults and two children)
*child under 5 free of charge
Concession/Student: $4 (Australian card holders)
Senior: $6 (Australian card holders)
Annual Adult Pass: $50
Annual Adult Pass for Local Resident*: $35
Annual Family Pass: $125 (two adults and two children)
*2000, 2007 and 2009 postcodes
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