One of the best ways to discover Parramatta is to take a walk and experience the city like a local. Walking allows you to explore at your own pace and gives you the ability to touch, taste and see. Self-guided walking tours are available such as our nine new themed trails - there is a trail to suit almost anybody!

For those wanting to cover more ground, a bike or bus tour is the way to go. Learn about the city and its past by exploring some of Parramatta's most significant historic sites with an experienced guide. Parramatta offers heritage tours, cycle tours, parkland tours, helicopter tours and hot air balloon rides. Below you will find an overview of upcoming tours, and an introduction to Parramatta's local tour operators.

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Parramatta Heritage Rides

Parramatta Heritage Rides open up Parramatta's wealth of hidden heritage. Come along and find Australia's oldest buildings and much, much more.

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Rumsey Rose Garden in Parramatta Park. Image by Peter Collie.

City Discovery Tours

Led by professional, energetic and knowledgeable guides, find out what makes living or working in Parramatta such a unique and vibrant experience.

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Parramatta Rowboats

Enjoy the calm waterways without the worry of rough water and tides, making it very easy to row or paddle your way to a fun experience.

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Sydney Helicopters Parramatta

Sydney Helicopters

Based 10 mins down the road from the Parramatta CBD. Scenic flights from 25 to 40 mins, 7 days a week. Parramatta River, Sydney Harbour, the Harbour Bridge, Opera House & Sydney’s beaches.

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Past Time Tours

Have experienced guides join your group for full on-board commentary, view the earliest remaining colonial buildings in Australia & hear fascinating tales of old Parramatta.

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Topp Tours

Discover Parramatta’s hidden heritage of bizarre happenings, lucky escapes, frightening encounters, superstition & tragic accidents. Take the Disaster, Danger, Death & Deception tour.

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Camwest (Cycling Tours)

Ditch the car and see Parramatta on wheels! See the tremendous heritage in the area using the new bike paths, with commentary & food stops on the way.

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History has come alive as you stroll through the streets of Parramatta through an exciting, new multi-media adventure, DigiMacq.

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Cultural Bites

Explore the stories behind the food on this self-guided walking tour through Parramatta’s culinary dining strips. Happy eating!

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River Cycle Rides

Parramatta is a great place for cycling, with its open grassy parklands. This guide will show you some of the cycle paths that sneak around Parramatta River.

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Architecture & Design

Exciting juxtapositions of old and new are transforming the urban landscape of Parramatta. Discover the city’s significant buildings on this walk.

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Parramatta Snapshots

Parramatta is many things to many people. It is a city of converging cultures, histories and stories. This walk will give you an overview of the area and an insight into how the city has evolved.

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Public art is showcased throughout Parramatta’s streets, laneways and parks. Be inspired and explore our city streets, buildings and open spaces – you’ll bubble with creativity!

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Get Active

Get Active

Wanting to get out and about and burn some kilojoules at the same time? Parramatta has plenty of places for physical exercise and fun activities.

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Burramatta Lands

Discover the story of the Burramatta people – the traditional custodians of the Parramatta land. You’ll see areas where the Burramatta people lives, met and traded thousands of years prior to European settlers.

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Entrepreneurs in Agriculture

1788 – The new colony is on the brink of starvation. See how the settlers found the solution in Parramatta and how agriculture was born in Australia

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