Welcome To Parramatta
Parramatta is recognised as the future growth centre of Sydney and offers a wide range of attractions for Sydney-siders and visitors alike, and is home to elegant parks and heritage sites, award-winning restaurants, and a vibrant and youthful culture.
From the beautiful reserves of Lake Parramatta and Parramatta Park to the eclectic dining of Eat Street and surrounds and our Farmers Market or award-winning shows at Riverside Theatres, Parramatta has something for everyone. Great food, great shopping, events and street festivals, sprawling parklands, heritage sites, and a thriving after-hours nightlife with pubs, clubs, theatres, movies and sport under lights...
Parramatta is a 30 minute train ride from the Sydney CBD and the popular Parramatta River ferry service operates daily from Darling Harbour and Circular Quay.
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New Urban Walkabout Guide for Parramatta
Urban Walkabout have a new pocket-sized urban guides to fashion, design and food in Parramatta.
You can pick them up from hotels, visitor centres and the stores featured in the guide! Check out all the details.
Bourke St Bakery’s delicious morsels worth train ride to Parramatta
If you've ever waited impatiently in the lengthy queue at Bourke St Bakery, willing the couple lingering over empty cups to just get up and leave already so you can nab their table, you'll be pleased to know they've opened up a spot where you're practically guaranteed a seat.
Read more at The Daily Telegraph
The Way of the Reformer: Gough Whitlam in His Century - 9th Jun 2016
Gough Whitlam shaped the Australian nation, but before that, the Australian nation shaped him. We're exploring the man behind the legacy - from the bright schoolboy growing up in a fledgling Canberra to the RAAF navigator braving hazardous skies at the height of the Pacific war, to the young father eating spag Bol with his family on the urban fringe...
Parramatta Park Bike Hire - 1st Jul 2016
Explore the parklands, the World Heritage Listed Old Government House and Domain, or ride along the dedicated cycleway along the Parramatta River
Family tours at Elizabeth Farm - 2nd Jul 2016
Take a family tour of Elizabeth Farm to unlock the stories of this historic farmstead. Go back in time and be a convict servant for the Macarthurs or do the washing just as they did in the 1800s. Afterwards explore the house and abundant garden at your own leisure.
Boutique tap beers, cocktails, wine and tapas available over the bar, plus live entertainment race day Saturdays.More