2. Barangaroo Reserve
Address: Hickson Rd, Barangaroo NSW 2000
Opening hours: 24 hour access
What was once a seriously ugly duckling of an industrial site has been transformed into the swan of Sydney Harbour and is now a spectacular six hectare headland open to the public. With grassed areas, walking paths, cycle ways and rock pools created from beautiful blocks of honey sandstone, it has been sympathetically landscaped with thousands of native plants. A quick cab ride or a pleasant 30 minute walk from PARKROYAL Darling Harbour will get you there.
BYO alcohol is not permitted but there is a bar on site. As the trees are not yet established, shade can be in short supply, but with 180 degree views of Sydney Harbour Barangaroo make a showstopper sunset picnic place.