Barangaroo was once a bustling container terminal, but thanks to a big urban renewal project this suburb on the edge of Sydney Harbour now has something for everyone. Discover delicious restaurants, explore the beautiful parkland, there’s enticing shopping, innovative architecture and fascinating indigenous tours.

The final stage of Barangaroo was completed in early 2021, including the stunning six-star Crown Sydney Resort Hotel and casino. You can now walk or cycle from Walsh Bay through Barangaroo Reserve and along Wulugul Walk to Darling Harbour

Barangaroo South, Barangaroo

Things to do

This vibrant area is named after a powerful 18th century Aboriginal woman who was an interlocutor with Governor Arthur Phillip, the captain of the First Fleet which arrived in 1788. Learn more about her with Barangaroo Aboriginal Cultural Tours, which also explores the rich Aboriginal history in the harbour and beyond.

The tours begin in Barangaroo Reserve, a landscaped park with 75,000 native trees and shrubs and thousands of sandstone blocks. Most were extracted on-site to create the Cutaway, a cavernous arts, performance and festival space that’s located underneath the headland near pretty Nawi Cove.

Check out the events calendar for exhibitions and shows at the reserve. The enthralling Blak Markets, which includes indigenous arts and craft stalls plus traditional Aboriginal dance performances, is held once a quarter. The reserve is at the northern end of Barangaroo, adjacent to Walsh Bay and Millers Point.

Aboriginal guide sharing the stories of Australia's First Nations People and the clans of the Eora Nation on an Aboriginal Cultural Tour at Barangaroo Headland in Barangaroo, Sydney City

Eat and drink

At the southern end, in Barangaroo South, you’ll find one of Sydney’s hottest dining and shopping precincts among gleaming towers that underscore Sydney as a key Asia Pacific financial centre. The jewel in the crown is Barangaroo House, a three level award-winning architectural gem clad in charcoaled timber.

Along Wulugul Walk you’ll find a restaurant strip overlooking the water. There’s something here for all tastes. Anason is a Turkish mezze bar, Muum Maam for Thai, Lotus for Chinese dumplings, Ume Burger is a Japanese burger mash up and Belle’s Hot Chicken specialises in southern-style fried chook and Cirrus is world-class seafood.

Friends sharing food and drink at Turkish restaurant Anason in Barangaroo, Sydney City

Getting there

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.

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Barangaroo FAQs

What does Barangaroo mean?

The suburb of Barangaroo in Sydney’s CBD is named after Barangaroo, a powerful Cammeraygal leader of the Eora Nation at the time of British settlement. She was married to Bennelong, another significant Aboriginal figure at the time, who Bennelong Point (the site of the Opera House) was named after.

Where is Barangaroo?

Barangaroo runs along the foreshore of Sydney Harbour, on the northwestern side of the Sydney CBD. It is a short walk from Wynyard Station, and is bordered to the north and south by The Rocks district and King St Wharf respectively.

How do you get to Barangaroo?

The easiest way to get to Barangaroo is to walk down from Wynyard station, which is a major hub for both buses and trains. Barangaroo is also accessible by ferry.