Barangaroo is Sydney's newest and and buzziest waterside precinct. An ambitious urban renewal project transformed this former container terminal into a hub boasting beautiful parkland, fantastic shopping, delicious restaurants and innovative architecture, including Crown Sydney which was completed in 2021.
Things to do
Barangaroo is named after a powerful 18th-century Cammeraygal woman who was an interlocutor with Governor Arthur Phillip, the captain of the First Fleet in 1788. Learn about her and Sydney Harbour's rich Indigenous history with Barangaroo Aboriginal Cultural Tours.
Explore the beauty of Barangaroo Reserve, adjacent to Walsh Bay and Millers Point. This landscaped park boasts more than 75,000 native trees and shrubs and thousands of sandstone blocks. Most were extracted onsite to create the Cutaway, a cavernous below-ground arts, performance and festival space that’s located underneath the headland near pretty Nawi Cove. Make the most of the cycle paths and ride from Walsh Bay through Barangaroo Reserve and along Wulugul Walk to Darling Harbour.
The reserve also hosts an exciting array of exhibitions and shows – check out the events calendar for what's on.
Eat & drink
Barangaroo South is home to one of Sydney’s hottest dining and shopping precincts, with restaurants and stores dotted among gleaming towers that underscore Sydney as a key Asia Pacific financial centre. The striking Barangaroo House is a three-level award-winning architectural gem clad in charcoaled timber that boasts a venue on each level: Smoke Bar, Bea Restaurant and House Bar.
The waterside restaurants along Wulugul Walk offer smart casual dining that spans many cultures and cuisines. Anason is a Turkish mezze bar, Born by Tapavino serves up Spanish tapas and Ume Burger is a Japanese burger mash up. You also have Muum Maam for Thai, Lotus for Chinese dumplings and yum cha, Belle’s Hot Chicken for southern-style fried chook and Cirrus for world-class seafood.
For serious fine dining, head to the new, six-star Crown Sydney. Italian is on the menu at a'Mare, cocktails in a quirky setting at Teahouse and high-end woodfired cooking at Woodcut. For Japanese fare, choose between world-renowned Nobu or Yoshii's Omakase.
Getting to Barangaroo is easy. From the historic Rocks, walk along the foreshore under the Sydney Harbour Bridge to Walsh Bay or walk west on Argyle Street to Millers Point. By train, alight at Wynyard Station for a pedestrian link. Or take a ferry from Circular Quay to Barangaroo Wharf.