The Wulugul walk

The Wulugul Walk

The Wulugul walk makes a perfect city walk with great views and refreshing waterfronts. And Wulugul walk in Barangaroo Reserve, is a part of Barangaroo Foreshore walk and is a lovely walk to do while visiting Barangaroo. Barangaroo has become one of my favourite hang out places after I have moved to the city.

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What is Wulugul Walk?

The Wulugul walk is a spectacular walk along the waterfront that starts off at Anzac bridge, continues along Barangaroo Reserve near the Walsh Bay and then ends at Woolloomooloo. The part of the walk is inside the Barangaroo Reserve, which is called the Barangaroo Foreshore walk. There are signages along the way.

  • Note: The Wulugul walk is a shared walk so beware of the cyclists.

The name of the Wulugul walk gets its name from an aboriginal word wulugul, which means kingfish. Kingfish has a golden band along its blue and green skin, resembling the golden sandstone lining the blue of the harbour, that is along the walk.

Darling Harbour to Barangaroo Reserve

Statistics of The Wulugul Walk

  • Total distance: 11 kilometres.
  • Time taken: 2 to 3 hours.
  • Grade: Easy.
  • Path: Anzac Bridge — Barangaroo — Barangaroo Reserve — Car Park of Barangaroo Reserve near Walsh Bay — Royal Botanical Garden — Woolloomooloo.
  • Wear comfortable shoes.
  • The Wulugul walk has a nice walkway the entire path.

One can also just do only the walk from Darling Harbour to Barangaroo Reserve. The Darling Harbour to Barangaroo Reserve is also an easy walk with beautiful views of the harbour.

Where is Barangaroo Reserve?

Barangaroo Reserve is a waterfront park with walking and cycling trails. It is famous among the locals for pretty lookouts, picnic spots and exercise. The reserve is definitely one of the best places to see the sunset and also enjoy the city views.

One of the most interesting things to do in Barangaroo Reserve is the Barangaroo Aboriginal Cultural Tour. It is a tour run by aboriginal guide and the walk explains the cultural benefits and importance of all the plants and herbs present in the reserve.

Did you know that Barangaroo Reserve is said to have around 75000 plants and herbs?

Darling Harbour to Barangaroo Reserve

Public transportation

How to get to Anzac Bridge from Central?

The closest light rail station to Anzac Bridge is John Street Square station. The L1 Dulwich Hill light rail runs between Central station in Sydney and John Street Square station.

How to get to Central from Woolloomooloo?

The St James train station is around 800 metres from Woolloomooloo. There are frequent trains between St James train station and Central train station.

Important information

  • As this walk is a one way, it is best to take the public transportation.
  • Up-to-date information on light rail timings and routes can be found on the Transport for New South Wales (NSW) website.
  • Opal transportation cards or credit/ debit cards can be used to pay the fares.
  • For public transportation, do not forget to Tap on and off while entering and exiting from the train or light rail stations.

Is it safe for solo female travelers?

Yes, Sydney city is one of the safest cities I have traveled so far. I live in the city and I have never had any issues whatsoever. However, like any other place, be cautious and know your surroundings, especially at night.

Are you new to hiking and trekking? Want tips as to how to start? Read Beginner’s guide to hiking and trekking.

Closing Notes

The Wulugul walk is a nice evening walk that one can take after a stressful day at work. It is so peaceful and has such lovely views of the city and waterfront. I highly recommend doing this walk while visiting the city.

Have you done the Wulugul walk? What do you think? Let me know in the comments below.

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