Barangaroo is Sydney's newest 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 Towers Sydney which was completed in 2021.
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 art, performance and festival space that’s located underneath the headland near pretty Nawi Cove. The venue hosts an exciting array of exhibitions and shows – check out the events calendar for what's on.
Make the most of the cycle paths and ride from Walsh Bay through Barangaroo Reserve and along Wulugul Walk to Darling Harbour, or take a harbour dip in the new netted enclosure Marrinawi Cove.
Shopping in Barangaroo is a lot like browsing the boutiques in Surry Hills, which is no surprise as the precinct handpicked the best independent shops from that postcode and asked them to set up shop here. Some favourites to check out include Collector Store for luxurious gifts; Shirt Bar for hand-fitted shirts (and a glass of scotch); and Title for books, especially the 'wow' coffee-table kind.
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 venues on each level: Smoke Bar, Bea Restaurant, House Bar and Rekodo (a vinyl bar with a Japanese twist).
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 Cirrus offers a menu of world-class seafood. You also have Muum Maam for Thai, Lotus for Chinese dumplings and yum cha, Torotoro for ramen and Zushi for casual Japanese.
Water views at Cirrus, Barangaroo - Credit: Cirrus
For serious fine dining, head to the new, six-star Crown Towers Sydney. Italian is on the menu at a'Mare, cocktails in a quirky setting at Teahouse, high-end woodfired cooking at Woodcut and fine dining with a view at Oncore by Clare Smyth. For Japanese fare, choose between world-renowned Nobu or Yoshii's Omakase.
Getting to Barangaroo is easy. From The 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.
Barangaroo Wulugul Walk Hyperlapse
Barangaroo Wulugul Walk Hyperlapse
A hyperlapse video of the Wulugul Walk along the Barangaroo precinct foreshore, which connects the 11km harbourside walk from Woolloomooloo to the Anzac Bridge.
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