Let me tell you a secret
Have you ever imagined your own secret garden? A place to escape; to breathe deeply and feel the sun on your face. Darling Harbour’s 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 with 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, be careful when you discover Darling Harbour’s secret garden—you may never want to leave.
Share the secret of the Chinese Garden every day of the year between 9.30am and 5pm (5.30pm during daylight saving) except Good Friday and Christmas Day.
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)
Family: $125 (two adults and two children)
Maps and tours
Reveal more of the garden’s secrets and unique highlights, including the Dragon Wall, Twin Pavilion, Dragon Rock and penjing collection, with the self guided map.
Feed curious minds with the Chinese Garden’s self-guided tours for primary, secondary and tertiary school groups. Submit a self-guided tour enquiry
Pathways and pavilions in the lower garden are accessible for wheelchairs 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 on site.