Discover a wonderful mix of experiences in Barangaroo, including delicious restaurants, beautiful parkland, enticing shopping, innovative design and fascinating indigenous tours. On the edge of Sydney Harbour, the vibrant area is named after a powerful 18th century Aboriginal woman.
You can learn more about Barangaroo with Barangaroo Aboriginal Cultural Tours. You’ll explore the world’s oldest living culture and the rich Aboriginal history in the harbour and beyond. Barangaroo was an interlocutor with Governor Arthur Phillip, the captain of the First Fleet which arrived in 1788.
The tours begin in Barangaroo Reserve, a landscaped park with 75,000 native trees and shrubs and thousands of sandstone blocks - most extracted on-site to create the Cutaway. A cavernous arts, performance and festival space, the Cutaway is underneath the headland near pretty Nawi Cove.
Check out the events calendar for exhibitions and shows at the reserve. The enthralling Blak Markets of traditional Aboriginal dance performances and indigenous arts and craft stalls is held once a quarter. The reserve is at the northern end of Barangaroo, adjacent to Walsh Bay and Millers Point.
Once a bustling container terminal, Barangaroo is a big urban renewal project that will be completed in 2021 and include the stunning six-star Crown Sydney Resort Hotel and casino in 2020. When finished, you’ll be able to walk or cycle along Wulugul Walk from Walsh Bay to Darling Harbour.
Most of the promenade is already open for walking and cycling. A small section is closed because of construction. At the southern end, in Barangaroo South, is one of Sydney’s hottest dining and shopping spots among gleaming towers that underscore Sydney as a key Asia Pacific financial centre.
The wonderfully designed Barangaroo House is three levels of delicious places to eat and drink. The award-winning architectural gem is clad in charcoaled timber. Pretty native gardens flow on the three levels. Another architectural wonder nearby is the world’s tallest engineered timber building.
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.