A new free app, the Road to Barangaroo has been developed by Sydney Theatre Company in partnership with Lend Lease - the developers of Barangaroo South and the Headland Park – guiding users on an informative and entertaining historic walking tour from Circular Quay to the new development at Barangaroo. The free app tells a very Sydney story in a distinct way and brings history to life on your smartphone or tablet.
The Road to Barangaroo takes you on a journey from Circular Quay to Barangaroo, with eleven stops along the way. The app gives users the opportunity to discover how Sydney's CBD waterfront has been developed, redeveloped and reshaped over more than 200 years, following one of the world's most beautiful foreshore.
At each of the 11 stops along the walking trail, the app user can read an overview of the surrounding area, see a selection of historic imagery, and listen to the in-depth, interesting commentary. Every stop on the journey is a point of historical significance, and at each one you simply tap your phone to read an overview of the area's history.
The Road to Barangaroo app features 10 Sydney Theatre Company actors reading revealing excerpts from diaries, letters and newspaper reports of the past. The roles include Governor Arthur Phillip, Henry Walsh and Elizabeth Macarthur, the wife of grazier John Macarthur. ￼
With construction progressing from Barangaroo's headland to the southern commercial, residential and leisure precinct, it's an opportunity to delve into Sydney's past, but as you finish the walk and take in the sight of the huge waterfront precinct at Barangaroo, you'll also be getting a glimpse of Sydney's future.
Appealing to Sydneysiders, visitors and school groups, the app is now available for download from the app stores for iOS, Android and Windows phones and tablets.
A "Behind the Scenes" video showing the making of the app