Welcome To Parramatta
From the beautiful reserves of Lake Parramatta and World Heritage Listed Parramatta Park to the eclectic dining of the Eat Street precinct 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, some of Australia's oldest and most interesting 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.
Put on your walking shoes or hop on a bike to discover the history of Parramatta.
Use our Explore Parramatta guide to show you the way. Explore Parramatta.
Eat your way around Parramatta - Gatehouse Tea Rooms
Sydney Festival is bringing the circus to Parramatta this summer
A world-class line-up of international and Australian artists.
A world-class line-up of international and Australian artists will light up the summer season this January when Sydney Festival returns with a host of premiere works including a new Circus City precinct.
More information on Sydney Festival website.
A Changing Australia: The Time of Gough Whitlam - 12th Jan 2017
Explore the dynamic, influential and tumultuous years of the Whitlam Government.
Still Point - 2nd Feb 2017
An insight into Australia and the world through the lens of Robert McFarlane.
Beautiful Parramatta Park adjoins the city on its western fringe and offers a wonderful respite from the city's bustling energy. An events venue, the park plays host to symphonies, concerts, road races and tours.More