Barangaroo Nature Reserve

Episode: 5
Title: Barangaroo Nature Reserve
Broadcast: September 10th
Presenter: Nigel Ruck

There are plenty of amazing parks and gardens located throughout Sydney, and Nige takes us to one that’s a real gem and has just celebrated its First Birthday. Learn of the interesting history and redevelopment of Barangaroo Reserve, located on the foreshore of beautiful Sydney Harbour.

  • Nigel speaks to the Visitors Service Guide who knows this place like the back of his hand. He’s the perfect person to give us an insight into the history and redevelopment of this reserve.
  • The pair speak about the incredible redevelopment of Barangaroo, including the history of the reserve and how it’s come to be what it is today. They discuss where the name Barangaroo came from and the main visionaries of the parkland.
  • Barangaroo is here to “give back to the people” by reproducing the headland that was here prior to the first settlers arriving.
  • The 10,000 individual sandstone blocks at Barangaroo, 93% of which was quarried from this location.
  • Barangaroo is home to over 75,000 plants, trees and shrubs. This is made up of 84 different species, 79 of which are endemic to the Sydney basin with the other 5 being iconic species.