Parramatta Travel Guide

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Parramatta Things to Do

  • VISIT THE NSW LANCERS BOER WAR MEMORIAL

    PARRAMATTA PARK Located in Parramatta Park is a Tall significant sandstone memorial standing alone guarded by heavy cannon...A very Important War Memorial (the first) to The New South Wales Lancers that fought in the Boer War 1899-1902 . This Regiment dates back to the formation of the Sydney Light Horse Volunteers in January of 1885 and is one of...

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  • VISIT ELIZABETH FARM..OLDEST COLONIAL...

    PARRAMATTA John Macarthur was a soldier that arrived in Sydney in 1790 with the infamous and notorious second fleet..He was accompanied by his wife Elizabeth and their infant son..being a resiliant soldier he worked his way through the system to be The Inspector of Public Works and in 1793 was given a grant of 100 acres .. his then position and...

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  • VISIT THE SITE OF AUSTRALIA'S FIRST...

    PARRAMATTA Located in the heart of Parramatta is the site of the first market ever held in Australia on the 12th January 1813. Parramatta being the site chosen for its fertle soil and most of all its access to water was where the food came from to feed the new Colony. The Colony was due to fail because of its lack of water.There was an abundance...

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  • VISIT OLD GOVERMENT HOUSE

    PARRAMATTA The Old Goverment House in Parramatta is the oldest surviving Government building in Australia. Located in Parramatta Park this lovely old building has been restored and is caringly originally furnished in the Maquarie period who was the then Govenor (1810-1821). This large building of the time was built over a period of nearly twenty...

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  • OLD GOVERNMENT HOUSE - PARRAMATTA

    Old Government House is the oldest remaining public building in Australia. Every Governor from Phillip to Fitzroy spent some time in residence at Parramatta.The existing building is located on the site of the original small house built in 1790 for Governor Phillip. A larger residence was built in 1799 by Governor Hunter to replace the smaller home,...

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  • VISIT THE LANCER MILITARY BARRACKS &...

    I have lived in Parramatta for awhile now and it is only today that I got to visit The Lancer Barracks and the Lancers Memorial Museum..home to the 1st/15th Royal New South Wales Lancers..The oldest continuous serving regiment in Australia.. a regiment going back to 1885..The Regiment dates from the inauguration of the Sydney Light Horse.and holds...

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  • Parramatta Railway Station

    The Parramatta Railway station is the major transport hub in Parramatta. The Blue Mountain, Cumberland and Western line run here. The station is very large and is a major hub of activity. Liz and I caught a train from Parramatta back into the city. The schedules are clearly posted on monitors and the station is very clean and in good condition.

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  • St John's Cathedral

    St. John's Cathedral is an Anglican church in Parramatta. It is the oldest Church in Parramatta having been built in 1803. Our visit to Parramatta was during the summer and the Cathedral was surrounded by beautiful red and yellow flowers. Liz loves old churches and this particular one reminded her of her travels through the English countryside.

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  • Blaxland Riverside Park

    This place is in the quiet part of Olympic Park and not many people come here as it is a bit far off from Olympic Park itself. However, I read about it, being a new area, we checked it and were not disappointed!There are lots of artistic elements incorporated in the design of this park. Of course you will see heaps of bush trails leading to the...

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  • PARRAMATTA PARK - Points of interest

    This is a real interesting historical place to visit. Other things to see are : .......The Bath house,..... was designed by a Convict architect in 1822, and built for the Governor of Brisbane to soothe his Arthritis in 1823. Water was pumped to the Bath House through pipes from the nearby river, while used water was run off through drains of...

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  • THE DAIRY @ PARRAMATTA PARK

    Built between 1798 and 1805, the Dairy Cottage was originally a one room cottage and is one of the earliest surviving cottages in Australia today. It was originally built for the ex-convict George Salter.During the period 1814 - 1816, the cottage was converted to a Dairy and a sunken dairy room (milk room) was constructed beside the original...

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  • PARRAMATTA PARK (Governor's Domain -Old...

    This is one of the earliest sites of Aboriginal and European contact and is one of Australia's most important cultural landscapes. Its history is the story of our Nation...'AUSTRALIA'I found quite a few interesting historic buildings here, archaeological zones, nice lawns just beckoning me to stay and have a picnic lunch!There are 4 Entrances...

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  • Take a Walk Around Olympic Park

    Sydney Olympic Park is Australia's most important and diverse urban precinct surrounded by one of the largest urban parklands in the world. Each year more than 8.2 million visitors come to Sydney Olympic Park to enjoy the wide range of leisure, entertainment, cultural, sporting and educational activities.It has 9 major sporting, event and...

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  • Take a Walk Around Olympic Park

    Sydney Olympic Park is Australia's most important and diverse urban precinct surrounded by one of the largest urban parklands in the world. Each year more than 8.2 million visitors come to Sydney Olympic Park to enjoy the wide range of leisure, entertainment, cultural, sporting and educational activities.It has 9 major sporting, event and...

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  • Take a Walk Aroun Olympic Park

    Sydney Olympic Park is Australia's most important and diverse urban precinct surrounded by one of the largest urban parklands in the world. Each year more than 8.2 million visitors come to Sydney Olympic Park to enjoy the wide range of leisure, entertainment, cultural, sporting and educational activities.It has 9 major sporting, event and...

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Parramatta Hotels

Parramatta Restaurants

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    by cjg1 Updated Jun 23, 2011

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    Liana's was recommended to us by a friend who writes food blogs. We were told that this restaurant has incredible food, large portions and a small price tag. We were exploring Paramatta and decided to check out Liana's for a late lunch. You can't miss the place; it is a huge corner restaurant. They have indoor and outdoor seating but we decided to beat the heat and sit inside. Our waitress sat us at a nice table for two by the window and handed us menus. We decided on some sparkling water to drink and bread was brought to the table.

    The menu was amazing with so many Italian dishes to choose from: pasta, appetizers, entrees and salads. After perusing the menu we decided on the pesto Parmesan bread for an appetizer. Liz ordered a lunch portion of the Gnocchi Gorgonzola and I had the lunch portion of Gnocchi Trieste.

    Our bread came out first. Wow...it was delicious. The bread was warm and crunch with a delicious pesto and Parmesan topping. We finished all the pieces....it was that good. Our entrees arrived and they were incredibly large for lunch portions. We were quite thankful we didn't order the regular sized portions. The gnocchi was light and fluffy; so fresh. The Trieste sauce was delicious with a creamy sauce and avocados. My chicken was very tender with bite sized chunks. The food was delicious but we barely managed to finish half of the portions. Full and defeated we surrendered....no more gnocchi would be eaten that day....

    I would recommend this place for its food quality, potions, service and above all the value.

    Favorite Dish: The Parmesan bread was incredible. The flavor of the pesto and the parmesan on the warm crusty bread was delicious. The Gnocchi was so good; light little pillows of dough....so Yum.

    Gnocchi Gorgonzola Liz enjoying our delicious meal Liana's Pesto Parmesean Bread Gnocchi Trieste

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Parramatta Nightlife

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    by DennyP Written Dec 2, 2008

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    The Riverside theatre is on the banks of the Parramatta river and is a great location for the many and varied shows that are available for the public at this great local venue..located at the Northern end of Church Street in the restaurant precinct in Parramatta it is easy to get to by bus, car, or on foot..The theatre offers a range of different shows from music ,dance ,theatre and comedy..the theatre also hosts a selection of shows for the annual Sydney festival in January..pre show dining is available and has ample car parking..The free loop bus stops outside this venue..Please check local papers for shows,events and times..

    Dress Code: when I last visited this venue there appeared to not be too any restrictions with the dress code although I was there for a comedy event..I would say dress appropriately for the show..

    RIVERSIDE THEATRE PARRAMATTA ENTRANCE RIVERSIDE THEATRE..RIGHT ON THE RIVER FREE BUS STOPS OUTSIDE RIVERSIDE THEATRE THE SERENE PARRAMATTA RIVER PART OF RESTAURANT PRECINCT IN CHURCH STREET
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Parramatta Transportation

  • THE CITY TO PARRAMATTA BY TRAIN

    TRAIN . I have written a tip on getting to Parramatta by Ferry and kept that a seperate tip. .Another way to reach Parramatta by public transport is by train.. The train system in metropolitan Sydney is reasonably reliable and clean ,also they are regular services from early morning around 6 am till midnight. The trains that run (west) to...

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  • TO PARRAMATTA FROM THE CITY BY FERRY

    PARRAMATTA Seeing I can only select one mode of Transport here I have gone with the Ferry . This trip I will mention here is from the City to Parramatta. I myself love to do the ferry trip . This is a pleasant trip along the Parramatta river from Sydney Harbours Circular Quay in the city..The Circular Quay is the Ferry Interchange that sees Sydney...

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  • SERVICES FOR VISITORS WITH A...

    PARRAMATTA Most public buildings in Parramatta are accessible to people with disabilities.Toilets are located at Parramatta Railway Station (Smith St. side)..Church St.Mall (next to the Town hall) ..Westfield Shopping Centre (all levels) Parramatta City Council, Central Library,and Parramatta Heritage and Visitors Centre (Church...

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Parramatta Tourist Traps

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    by AHSIMON Written Jun 10, 2005

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    One of the southern hemisphere's largest shopping centres can be a blessing and a curse all in one day. While you can find almost anything there - you can also spend lots of $'s.
    Because its sooo spread out, you can also spend a lot of time getting from one end to the other - so give yourself reasonable time to stroll.

    Unique Suggestions: Have a meal on Level 5 - the choices are good and most of the food is fine.

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Parramatta Off The Beaten Path

  • WISEMAN'S FERRY

    The township of Wiseman's Ferry is a pretty little river settlement, surrounded by National Parks, and situated about 60km north-west of Sydney’s CBD. It doesn't seem to have grown much in all the times I have been here, this adds to the charm. The ferry still crosses the river.The Wiseman's Inn Hotel was built in 1826, and is very popular on...

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  • NATTAI LOOKOUT & BURRAGORANG VALLEY

    There is a little bit of history about the Burragorang Valley. In 1802, a zig zag track up the mountain was built for horses and bullocks but was later made a wagon road. Even back then, the valley was a popular tourist spot, and many guesthouses were built here. The huge Warragamba Dam was built and the valley was flooded with all the residents...

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  • ROCK LOOKOUT @ MULGOA VALLEY

    The rock lookout was well worth the journey, even if there was a little gravel road to travel on. Just a short walk, and we were at the huge rock from where we had wonderful views over the Nepean RiverThe longer track of 2.5km (40 mins return walk), which leads from the car park through Gum trees to Riley’s Mountain Lookout gave us more views of...

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Parramatta Sports & Outdoors

  • Parramatta Eels Rugby League

    The Parramatta Eels are an Australian professional rugby league football club based in the Sydney suburb of Parramatta. The club was formed in 1946.

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  • The Mighty Eels

    If you're in Parramatta during winter, you might be lucky enough to catch the local Rugby League side, the Parranatta Eels. Games are played on either Friday or Saturday night or Sunday afternoon. Check out the local papers - its a great Aussie experience to spend some time at the footy.Games are played at Parramatta Stadium, about a ten minute...

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  • Mix with the stars at Rosehill

    A day at the races is only ten minutes from the heart of Parramatta. The races are held every second Saturday. Bring your money with you ;):

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Parramatta Favorites

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    by DennyP Written Jul 20, 2008

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    Favorite thing: As we are a really diversified population here not only in Parramatta but ALL of Australia .sometimes for the foreign traveller there can be unforseen problems...one being language and being understood...if you have any difficulties..get in touch with the TELEPHONE INTERPRETER SERVICES.. PHONE # : 131-450..

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