Watch the Fish Feeding in the Garden
See & Do

Watch the Fish Feeding in the Garden

Pier Street
Cnr Harbour Street
Darling Harbour
Opening Hours

11.30am daily

*Days and times may vary due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Map, showing Watch the Fish Feeding in the Garden

See the magnificent koi rush through the waters of the Chinese Garden of Friendship to get their lunch.

Important: Daily fish feeding sessions are spectator sessions only.

Join the Chinese Garden of Friendship's Interpretation Officers at 11.30am every day by the Lenient Jade Pavilion to feed the magnificent koi. Help the team attract the fish by clapping loudly, then watch them feed these colourful ‘living jewels’.

The koi in the garden are descended from a type of black carp called ‘magoi’ and are fed once a day with floating fish pellets (similar to tropical fish food). They also eat the algae growing on the rocks and buildings. Thanks to the special attention and care they receive, the garden’s koi can live for up to 35 years.

Included with Garden entry, no bookings required.