Waterfront Whale Tales


11 Aug 2022 - 24 Sep 2022


Free event

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Thirty sculptural whale tails are migrating their way around Sydney’s Western Harbour 11 August to 24 September - and it's all free! This 6km harbourside trail winds from Barangaroo to Cockle Bay, past Crown Sydney, King Street Wharf, Darling Quarter, ICC Sydney, Darling Harbour, the Australian National Maritime Museum, The Star and the Sydney Fish Market.

Featuring thirty 2-metre tails created by a diverse collective of artists curated by Art Pharmacy, including Archibald prize winner Blak Douglas, illustrator and animator Chris Yee, and artist, author and illustrator, Sha'an d'Anthes aka Furry Little Peach, you can complete the trail in one go or in mini-trails.

There's also great offers, discounts and prizes, with a major prize also up for grabs for completing all 30 tails. The trail is wheelchair and pram friendly. After the event, the tail sculptures will be auctioned, with net proceeds going to The Kids Cancer Project.

Barangaroo will make up part of the Indigenous Art Trail and will showcase five tails - each decorated by an Indigenous artist including:


Prizes for completing the Indigenous Art Trail are:

  • A 20% discount off your bill at Jounieh Walsh Bay.
  • Entry into the draw to win a $200 voucher to spend at any of the venues at The Streets of Barangaroo.
  • Entry into the draw to win a 1 of 2 gift cards from King Street Wharf to spend at any outlet at King Street Wharf. 


Eat & Drink

Discover a waterfront haven of world-class dining only four minutes from Wynyard Station.

Wulugul Walk

Meander along this beautiful harbour foreshore walk.