Swimming at Marrinawi Cove
Swimming at Marrinawi Cove
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Swimming at Marrinawi Cove


Open daily 

Live music & gelato on Saturdays 12 pm – 3pm throughout January


Marrinawi Cove

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Map, showing Swimming at Marrinawi Cove

Join us for harbour swims this summer.

Live music

Relax with a rotating line-up of live acoustic music each Saturday in January while you enjoy your swim. Hear from a range of of solo artists from HARC Entertainment including:

  • Gavin Rimmer
  • Bel Woods
  • Alex Hurt
  • Danielle Lamb 

Please note for unforeseen circumstances, the above line-up may change without notice.

Messina Gelato Van

Enjoy a sweet treat from Gelato Messina with their gelato van on site every Saturday between 12 pm – 3pm in January. 

  • No diving
  • Slippery surface
  • Uneven surfaces
  • No boats launching
  • No kayaks
  • Consumption of alcohol is prohibited
  • Follow direction of Placemaking Rangers at all times
  • Find out more information here

Similar to other small swimming locations on the harbour, the Marrinawi Cove area will not be staffed by swimming lifeguards or an equivalent level of monitoring.

The wider area will be monitored as an extension of the existing monitoring systems at Barangaroo to provide a level of management and response by the Rangers team in the event of an incident.

The Cove will be periodically cleaned (scheduled) to minimise the growth of oysters, algae and other marine life. Please note the following dates Marrinawi Cove will be closed for cleaning. Dates will have a contingency of the day before and the day after in most cases, weather pending.

Cleaning schedule:

  • Thursday 18 January 2024
  • Thursday 8 February 2024
  • Monday 26 February 2024
  • Monday 18 March 2024
  • Tuesday 16 April 2024
  • Monday 6 May 2024
  • Tuesday 5 June 2024

A shark net is an integral part of the design for this location given the proximity of the location to the deep waters of Sydney Harbour. The shark net is anchored to the floor of the Cove and fully encloses the swimming area.

Ahead of opening the enclosure we completed periodic water quality testing to ensure this is a safe place for the community to swim. Ongoing monitoring of water quality will remain in place. The NSW Government is investigating appropriate systems for the longer-term monitoring of water quality in the future.

Yes, but when walking in Barangaroo, dogs need to be on a leash at all times.

No, fishing is prohibited at Barangaroo.

Please enter via the Towns Place Entrance