Nestled in the Darling Harbor area, this attraction is worthy of it's own spot on the list. As soon as you enter the dragon gates you're suddenly transported to a tranquil Chinese garden, far away from the hustle & bustle of other tourists. The garden was designed and built by Chinese gardeners as a sign of friendship between Sydney (with it's large Chinese population) and Guangzhou, it's sister city. I visited multiple times while I lived in Sydney, each time discovering something new along it's winding walkways and pagodas. It's extremely serene, but you can just see the skyscrapers over the wall reminding you that you're still in the center of a city.