This flashy new six-acre reserve has finally opened opened its doors, kicking off with 12 weeks of Welcome Celebrations from this weekend.
It’s set to be one of Sydney’s hottest cultural hubs, set on a truly massive scale. After years of planning, development and construction, Barangaroo has begun to welcome the public into its awe-inspiring foreshore precinct. But if you’re a little overwhelmed by this colossal new development, we’re hear to give you the ins-and-outs of where to start.
Let’s start with the basics
In essence, Barangaroo is a 22 hectare site (formerly a container port) that is now comprised of three unique areas: Barangaroo Point, Central Barangaroo and Barangaroo South. The main drawcard of the area is its emphasis on environmentally sustainable construction, said to be one of the ‘first climate positive precincts of its size in the world’.
For Sydneysiders, the site will open up homes for around 3 500 residences plus give 24 000 people a new office. Welcoming 12 million visitors each year, Barangaroo opens up a whole world of possibilities for locals and travellers alike.
Get outside: Barangaroo Point
Fancy a stroll in the sunshine this Sunday morning? Barangaroo Point offers you 5.7 hectares of harbour park, decked out with 75 000 native plants, shrubs and trees. They’re 5 000 tonnes of sandstone around the foreshore to add to the ambiance, a nod to the shoreline of the area in 1836.
Get inspired: Central Barangaroo
Sitting at the heart of the precinct, this area has been designed as the cultural hub of Barangaroo. Housing residential, commercial, retail and cultural facilities, this area is the place to be to engage with the cultural attractions from some of Australia’s most inspired minds.
Get comfortable: Barangaroo South
Want to call Barangaroo home? Or maybe you’re stuck for a new spot to take your better half to dinner? Head to Barangaroo South, with 7.8 hectares of mixed-use commercial space. There’s sky-high office towers, luxury residential apartments, a landmark international hotel plus a healthy assortment of boutiques, shops, cafes and fine-dining restaurants.
Want to see more?
If we’ve got you intrigued, the next three months at the Barangaroo site will be the perfect time to get down and see the precinct for yourself. Here’s the key dates to put in your calendar:
- October Giant Picnic (Sunday 4th October, 11:00am-5:00pm): kids workshops, live music and guest chefs whipping up bespoke picnic food
- November Giant Picnic (Sunday 1st November, 11:00am-5:00pm): a day of upbeat rhythms and beats from some of Sydney’s best performers
Find out more out what’s happening at Barangaroo and how to get involved by heading their website here.