At the Chinese Garden of Friendship in Darling Harbour, the designer has worked on the Taoist principal of Yin and Yang, the balancing of opposites.
The aim of the gardens is to capture all the elements contained within a natural landscape, you will see mountains, rivers, trees, lakes, valleys and hills all recreated in miniature.
At the gardens you will experience a balance of the rush and noise of a waterfall as it flows to a quiet lake. The areas of shade but then contrasted by an area of sunlight.
I really liked climbing the steps and looking at the waterfall, it was beautiful.
They told us it could take approx 30 minutes to complete, the day we visited we were there for just over an hour. The kids enjoyed exploring the different areas and walking up and down the paths and over the bridges. The fun part was trying to find our way back.
It's a beautiful place to pop in and check out for all ages, as everyone will take away a different perspective . Personally I could of stayed longer!
- The Chinese Garden of Friendship is located at Pier St Darling Harbour NSW
- The gardens are open 9.30am – 5pm (April – September) & 9.30am - 5.30pm (October – March)
- Cost of admission Adult: $6, Child: $3 (under 12 years), Family: $15 (two adults and two children), Concession: $3
- 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
- There are toilet and baby change rooms on site.