Discover a wonderful mix of experiences in this unique urban regeneration spot close to the water in Sydney. Located on the western edge of Sydney's central business district, Barangaroo spans 22 hectares along the magnificent harbor. The vibrant area is named after a powerful 18th century Aboriginal woman. Once a container terminal, Barangaroo is already open and will be fully completed in 2021. The district features delicious restaurants, beautiful parkland, enticing shopping, innovative design, and fascinating indigenous tours.
The area was first used for fishing and hunting by Indigenous Australians before the era of colonial settlement and this is reflected in this development. Barangaroo, who the area is named after, was an interlocutor with Governor Arthur Phillip, the captain of the First Fleet which arrived in 1788. Learn more about the origins of Barangaroo with Barangaroo Aboriginal Cultural Tours. Explore the world's oldest living culture and the rich cultural heritage of the Aborigines in the harbor and beyond. The tours begin in Barangaroo Reserve, a six-hectare artificial headland with 75,000 native trees, plants, and shrubs, as well as thousands of sandstone blocks. A cavernous arts, performance, and festival space called "the Cutaway" lies underneath the headland near Nawi Cove. Blak Markets, festivals with traditional Aboriginal dance performances and indigenous arts and craft stalls, are held once a quarter. Barangaroo Ngangamay uses modern technology to tell ancient stories of the world's oldest living culture. This innovative multimedia artwork can be interacted with on mobile devices via a downloadable app.
Shopping and dining heaven
Head to Barangaroo South and you'll find a fantastic shopping experience waiting for you. There's a great selection of local and international designers and boutiques, as well as some familiar brands. From fashion to flowers and housewares to health products, the retail offering is varied and of excellent quality. Famished after a long walk through the Reserve? Barangaroo House consists of three levels of delectable dining outlets. The building is clad in charred timber and has won architectural awards for its spectacular design. Wander through pretty, native gardens flowing on all three levels as you hunt for a tasty morsel or thirst-quenching tipple. Another architectural wonder nearby is the world's tallest engineered timber building.
Getting to Barangaroo
The Reserve is easily accessible from the city. From the historic Rocks, simply walk along the foreshore under the Sydney Harbour Bridge to Walsh Bay or walk west on Argyle Street to Millers Point. By train, disembark at Wynyard Station for a pedestrian link. Alternatively, you can take a ferry from Circular Quay to Barangaroo Wharf.