An Aboriginal territory turned shipping port west of the CBD between the Rocks district and King Street Wharf has now been transformed into a harborfront park, modeled after what the headland may have looked like before Europeans arrived. It’s a great area for a walk or picnic as well as for special events, including Sculpture at Barangaroo and the Blak Markets. And the surrounding area is home to dozens of new bars and restaurants. The seafood-centric Cirrus is run by the award-winning Bentley Restaurant team, and 12-Micron celebrates Australian produce through a menu organized around the elements. Early birds flock to cult favorites Micro by Coffee Alchemy and Bourke Street Bakery, while the after-work crowd unwinds at Sydney’s first vermouth bar, Banksii, and at the tropical rooftop Untied.