Barangaroo is one of Sydney’s biggest hotspots, rich with cultural history. Combine that with incredible restaurants and cafes lining the foreshore and you’ve got a triple threat.
A tranquil oasis just off from Sydney CBD. A place for foodies, outdoor adventurers, city slickers and visitors, you can always guarantee there is something to eat, see or do.
One of the best parts about the design of Barangaroo, is the interconnectedness. Everything has a sense of purpose and meaning and all relate to each other in some way. The food offerings have been carefully chosen, the native plants line the walkways
Get your dose of culture with an Aboriginal Cultural Tour
One of the most popular activities around Barangaroo is the guided aboriginal tour. You’ll learn about the heritage of the site, how to make fish hooks and the significance of the native plants.
Take a walk around Barangaroo Reserve.
You couldn’t ask for a more scenic location for a morning or afternoon stroll. With panoramic views of Sydney Harbour, grab a coffee from South by Dukes and hit the track.
There are several different walking paths you can choose from, with no set start or finish point. This means you can wander through at your leisure and enjoy the beautiful views and scenery. To travel between the different levels, you can use the elevator at the Cutaway or use the stairs scattered along the track. The best part about doing some exercise is treating yourself afterward, so be sure to check out Shortstop Donuts and thank us later. You should get there early though because these tasty treats are often sold out before midday!
If you prefer to stay on the beaten track, check out the Wulugul Walk which is the main path. This takes you all around Barangaroo Reserve and eventually connects at Darling Harbour.
Pack a Picnic
The reserve is an idyllic location for a weekend or afternoon picnic. Featuring lookouts, grassy knolls and native wildlife, you’ll be spoiled for choice. You can BYO blanket and basket and grab some delicious food from the various food outlets around the precinct, check out Bel and Brio. Alternatively, you can leave the hard work to the pro’s at Pop Up Picnic. They will create the perfect catered hamper. deliver it to an agreed location at the reserve and hook you up with all the equipment you’ll need for a lazy Sunday afternoon on the lawn.
Good news for art lovers, the Blak Markets are returning this September! Starting on Sunday 24th the markets will feature a beautiful range of Indigenous artwork for you to feast your eyes on. If you can’t make it, there are permanent art installations around the reserve to see, like the seven-storey Shell Wall at the Southern Gateway. There are plans to include more artworks in the future, so stay tuned!
Wine and Dine
While the views at Barangaroo look amazing during the day, they look even better at night while staring out the window of one of the many restaurants. Start the night with a cocktail at Banksii before heading to Anason, Cirrus or Lotus for the main meal, depending on what kind of mood you’re in.