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Travel Tips

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Introduction

History

  • πŸ“œ Indigenous Use: The area was used by the Gadigal People of the Eora Nation for thousands of years.
  • πŸ—ΊοΈ European Arrival: The headland existed before European arrival in Sydney.
  • πŸ—οΈ Industrial Era: The site was a disused container storage area before its transformation.
  • πŸ”„ Restoration: Vision and planning for the headland park began in 2007-2008.
  • 🌟 Opening: Barangaroo Reserve and The Cutaway opened in 2015.

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Flora and Fauna

  • 🌳 Native Trees: 75,000 native trees and shrubs planted, covering 45 species.
  • 🌿 Sustainable Planting: Uses compost of re-used crushed sandstone and recycled sand.
  • 🐝 Native Bees: Reintroduced to help pollinate native plant species.
  • 🌱 Thriving Ecosystem: Port Jackson figs and shrubs like wattle and callistemon are thriving.
  • 🌾 Diverse Species: Includes 83 species mostly native to the Sydney Harbour foreshore.

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Activities

  • 🚢 Walking Trails: Network of walking trails with views of Sydney Harbour.
  • 🚴 Cycling Paths: Dedicated cycling paths available.
  • 🏊 Swimming: Marrinawi Cove is open for swimming.
  • 🍽️ Picnics: Numerous picnic spots with views over the harbour.
  • 🎨 Public Art: Significant public artworks like Wellama and Ngangamay.

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Cultural Significance

  • πŸͺΆ Aboriginal Tours: Learn about the area’s First Nations history through Aboriginal cultural tours.
  • πŸŽ₯ Wellama: A 10-minute audio-visual artwork reimagining the Welcome to Country.
  • πŸͺ¨ Ngangamay: Multimedia experience with carvings in sandstone telling the story of Barangaroo.
  • πŸ“š Educational Tours: Fun and educational school excursions available.
  • 🌏 Indigenous Connection: The area is named after Barangaroo, a significant Kamaraygal woman.

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Awards

  • πŸ† American Architecture Prize 2017: Landscape Design of the Year.
  • πŸ… Australian Engineering Excellence Award 2016: President’s Award.
  • πŸ… Sir Edmund Hambly Medal: Institute of Civil Engineers Awards in London.
  • πŸ’‘ Lighting Design Award: 2016 Illuminating Engineering Society’s Lighting Design Award of Commendation.
  • 🌿 Banksia Sustainability Award: 2015 Sustainability in Design, Build Award.

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Getting There

  • πŸš‰ Train: Nearest station is Wynyard Station, minutes away via Wynyard Walk.
  • ⛴️ Ferry: Ferries via Barangaroo Wharf drop you on Wulugul Walk, minutes from the reserve.
  • 🚌 Bus: Routes 252, 254, 261, 288, 290, and 292 stop at King St Wharf near the reserve.
  • 🚴 Cycling: Connected to the Sydney cycle network.
  • πŸš— Car: Two levels of Wilson car parking available underneath Barangaroo Reserve.

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Travel Information
πŸ“žΒ Β Β Phone: +61 2 9255 1706
🌐   Website: http://www.barangaroo.com/
πŸ•’Β Β Β Hours: See hours
πŸ“Β Β Β Address: Hickson Rd, Barangaroo NSW 2000, Australia

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