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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10 thoughts on “The Wulugul Walk”

  1. I love the idea of doing a city walk like the Wulugul Walk with great views. Fascinating to look for the Kingfish along this walk. I can imagine how relaxing it would be after a long day at work. I bet sunset is perfect!

  2. The views from the walk are absolutely beautiful! It’s interesting they make the walk a one way trek. I think the city didn’t have to make parking lots, less cars, and it means less population.

  3. The Wulugul Walk sounds like a very much welcomed break from exploring the city! It sounds like the views would be great and seeing the 75,000 plants & herbs would be interesting. I would definitely want to take the Barangaroo Aboriginal Culture Tour and being able to enjoy a quiet nature walk along the water would be amazing!

  4. The Wulugul Walk sounds like a great escape after exploring the city and sounds like it would have great views! Being able to see the 75000 plants and herbs would be interesting. I would definitely want to take the Barangaroo Aboriginal Culture Tour and being able to enjoy a quiet nature walk along the water would be amazing!

  5. I kinda envy with you that you are staying in such a beautiful city where a lot of walks, trails are available for free. Wulugul walk looks so pretty that one can easily enjoy her own company and also can do workout too. Loved the place.

  6. Happy to know that it is safe for solo female travelers. Will surely consider visiting here. The sunset looks so beautiful. It would be a nice experience to walk here.

  7. I like very much the history of the name of Wulugul walk. It is exciting that it comes from the aboriginal language and means kingfish, as I love those birds. The walk seems a perfect idea for a relax. Distance is great. 11 km is ideal for afternoon walks. I would love to take Barangaroo Cultural Tour to learn about Aboriginal history and culture.

  8. I don’t know how you manage all these names without getting tongue-tied! Wulugil and Barangamoo, etc. But what a beautiful coastal walk!


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