When Vivid Sydney lights up the city’s newest food, fashion and lifestyle precinct, Barangaroo becomes a feast for the senses and a must-explore destination.
Located a short stroll from King Street Wharf and minutes from Wynyard Station, the laneways of Barangaroo bring together contemporary architecture, world-class dining and vibrant cultural experiences.
Each night during the festival, Exchange Place is transformed into a wondrous Winter Camp inspired by the changing seasons. Creators Erth, Mandylights and Jacob Nash combine their artistry to honour the fact that we stand on the land of the oldest continually living culture. Meet the glowing giant Marri Dyin (pronounced Mahr-ee Djin), meaning ‘Great Woman’ in Sydney Aboriginal language. One of the largest puppets constructed in Australia, this six-metre tall contemporary spirit reveals the influence and importance of First Nations women, including Barangaroo after whom the site is named. From Monday to Wednesday, Marri Dyin sits in still contemplation by the campfire. During Thursday to Sunday evening performances, she invites audiences to join in the practice of hunting and gathering before kneeling down so children can share a magical moment with her.
Before or after exploring the waterfront Winter Camp, visitors can enjoy light-inspired fare from over 40 restaurants, bars and cafes. Think glow-in-the-dark desserts and cocktails that sparkle and change colour. There are delicious options at all price points with front row seats overlooking Barangaroo to ensure everyone is well-fed and entertained.
Barangaroo is accessed from Wynyard Station via Wynyard Walk, Barangaroo ferry stop and is a short stroll from King Street Wharf and Darling Harbour ferry stops.
Please note: Marri Dyin will only be active from Thursday – Sunday.