The neighbourhood of Parramatta is a land of heritage-listed sandstone architecture, beautiful parks and cosmopolitan restaurants, all built around the centuries-old Parramatta River.
In the western Sydney suburb, you can travel through more than 200 years of Australian history in one day — from an Aboriginal bush food garden to the Georgian-inspired Old Government House. If nature’s more your thing, take a wander through Parramatta Park and meet some water dragons and grey-headed flying foxes. Or jump on a bicycle and follow Parramatta River all the way to Sydney CBD (or as far as you want to pedal). Whatever you get up to, there are loads of cafes, restaurants and bars to keep you well-fuelled.
We’ve explored Parramatta inside-out and upside-down to bring you its finest offerings. As soon as you get the chance, board a ferry at Circular Quay, jump on a train at Town Hall or get in your car and make tracks. New adventures await.