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Parramatta has a large variety of interesting places to see and experience.

Some are historical and highly significant, harking back to the early days of the Australian colony. Others are modern - state of the art shopping complexes, stadiums and race tracks. And also in the mix; cultural places, spaces dedicated to the arts such as the Riverside Theatres, or the Artists Studios. Places for learning; libraries and exhibition spaces at the Heritage Centre. Places for walking. Places for drinking with friends. Places for sitting in the sun.

Parramatta's places are compiled here in this section to give you a sense of the city; the landscape, the defining sites and attractions, and the passage of time achieved through architecture and other landmarks. 

For suggested itineraries, please contact the Visitor Information Centre on 1300 889 714 or email here.

City Library

Parramatta City Library is filled with kids, researchers, uni students, seniors & the general public. Plenty to see & do with a continually changing program of activities.

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Lake Parramatta

A highly significant 60km bushland reserve located in North Parramatta with a plethora of native flora and fauna and evidence of Aboriginal occupation. Bushwalking, bbq and nature-gazing...

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Elizabeth Farm

Built in 1793 for John Macarthur (father of the Australian wool industry), Elizabeth Farm is today Australia's oldest European dwelling.

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Public Art

The development of historical interpretation & contemporary public art has created an urban environment that signifies & articulates the history of the area while reflecting the contemporary culture.

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