Badu Gili – meaning ‘water light’ in the language of the traditional owners of Bennelong Point, the Gadigal people – is a new daily experience that explores ancient First Nations stories in a spectacular seven-minute projection, illuminating the Opera House’s eastern Bennelong sail year-round at sunset and 7pm.
A celebration of the rich history and contemporary vibrancy of Australia’s First Nations culture, Badu Gili continues the traditions of Bennelong Point, formerly known as Tubowgule (‘where the knowledge waters meet’), a gathering place for community, ceremony and storytelling for thousands of years.
Badu Gili is best viewed from the Podium at the top of the Monumental Steps. Afterward, pop into Bennelong Bar for a Badu Gili mocktail – green apple, lavender, lemon, lemon myrtle and Peychaud’s bitters. Shaken, served in rocks glass with crushed ice.