Tour the Chinese Garden of Friendship
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Tour the Chinese Garden of Friendship

Pier Street
Cnr Harbour Street
Darling Harbour
Opening Hours

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

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

In line with the latest restrictions due to COVID-19, the Garden is temporarily closed. We will continue to follow the public health orders as our top priority is to keep everyone safe and healthy. We will resume normal operations once it is safe to do so.

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We are observing strict social distancing and hygiene measures to protect the health of all visitors and staff and minimise the spread of COVID-19.

  • The availability of tours will be assessed on a daily basis and be limited to a maximum of 5 visitors. They may run at a reduced frequency while COVID-19 restrictions are in place.

    Please check with front of house staff on the day of your visit to find out if tours are running.

Chinese Garden Discovery Tour

10.30am daily 
Duration: 35 mins

The perfect way to begin your exploration of the Chinese Garden. Be introduced to the history, landscape and cultural heritage of the Garden on a guided tour with one of our Interpretation Officers.

Take a mini tour online

Plants in a Living Landscape Tour

11.45am daily
Duration: 45 mins

Every plant tells a unique story. Changing every season, this tour takes a look at how and why particular seasonal plants and trees have been planted to create this spectacular garden.

Take a mini tour online

Rocks in a Living Landscape Tour

2.30pm daily
Duration: 35 mins

Rocks are an essential ingredient in the fabric of a Chinese garden. Take this tour to discover the Chinese symbols, stories and legends of the Garden's rocks with a surprising Australian connection.

Take a mini tour online


Places are limited, please enquire at the front desk on arrival. 
All tours are free with Garden entry.

Group bookings
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Get in touch
T (02) 9240 8665