Indigenous stories within Sydney
Come away from the Barani tour with a newfound appreciation for Australia’s
untold roots on Gadigal land.
See where Governor Arthur Phillip once lived in 1789 (befriended Aboriginal men, Colebee and Bennelong, and his wife, Barangaroo), plus sites of early contact between
Aboriginal peoples and Europeans
Site of the first Government House (now Museum of Sydney)
It’s easy to spend a few hours exploring this site if you fancy a detour. This contemporary museum now sits on the site of Australia’s first Government House and offers a fascinating insight into the harbour city and its people.
Royal Botanic Garden
One of the highlights of many a tourist and office worker’s lunch break, the garden offers a beautiful exploration into the flora and fauna of Gadigal land, with paths leading right down to the harbour’s edge. Make sure you see the Cadi Jam Ora Garden, a striking garden display surrounded by native vegetation with origins of around 200 years, and tells the story of Aboriginal cultural heritage. Or check out the recently opened Calyx while you’re here
– a contemporary theatre, art, and exhibition space with its striking white arbour architecture.
Keeping it east side, Dubbagullee (or Bennelong Point as it’s commonly known) is home to the world-class Sydney Opera House. Take in the crisp, late afternoon air of the harbour while you learn the historical significance of this place. As the sun sets over those white sails, try one of the finest cuisines in Sydney at any of the bars and restaurants in the house, while you hashtag that requisite Instagram pic.
Sydney Culture Walks
- Barani Redfern
- Barani Sydney Cove / Warrane
- Centre Chinatown to Circular Quay
- Christmas lights and decorations walk
- Eclectic Pyrmont to Glebe
- Gritty Newtown
- Hidden Sydney’s Little Laneways
- Homage Kings Cross to Hyde Park
- Lunar Lanterns Circular Quay to Haymarket
- Modern Martin Place to Circular Quay
- Parade Oxford Street
- Passage Customs House to Millers Point
- Passion Sydney’s wild side
- Port Pyrmont
- Remembrance WWI symbols and landmarks
- Sculpture City and Sculpture walk
- Secret Laneway Art City centre and Haymarket
- Skirting Sydney Hyde Park to Circular Quay
- The Stranger's Guide Sydney Town Hall to Customs House.
- Walk on Water Sydney’s water features