Visiting Parramatta, Sydney in New South Wales

Parramatta is a district west of Sydney. It takes about an hour of train or ferry ride from Sydney. Parramatta is a business district and the New South Wales Attorney Department also located in Parramatta. It is a typical business district, so you can expect that it is busy on weekdays and queit on the weekends. Parramatta maybe a business district but it also has significant residential in the area and some places of interests.

NSW Attorney Department
NSW Attorney Department

In this district, Parramatta, it has a few shopping mall with the biggest being Westfield. There is also a library catered for the residents in Parramatta.

Central Library
Central Library

A number of parish churches and many cafe and restaurants are in Parramatta. The cafe and restaurants can be located along George Street, Philip Street and Church Street. You can find lots of different food in Parramatta, ranging from Italians to Thai food.

Church of Our Lady of Lebannon
Church of Our Lady of Lebannon

 

There are a number of parks in Parramatta. The largest is the Parramatta Park. There are a number of barbeque pit scattered in the park.

Tudor Gate of Parramatta Park
Tudor Gate of Parramatta Park

Inside Parramatta Park, there are many places of interest as well. The most famous being the Old Government House. There is a cafe within the Old Government House.

Old Government House
Old Government House

Other parks being the Prince Alfred Park.

Prince Alfred Park
Prince Alfred Park

And Harris Park, along the Parramatta River. Lots of green in Parramatta.

Harris Park
Harris Park

You can take a nice stroll along the Parramatta River.

Paramatta River
Paramatta River

At Bicentennial Square, it is where you can locate the Town Hall. The weekend market is setup outside the Town Hall. This is also the site where the first market in Australia was held on the 12 January 1813.

Town Hall
Town Hall

You can also find the St John’s Cathedral, an Anglican church in this area.

St. John's Cathedral
St. John’s Cathedral

The more historical site being the Lancer Barracks. It is the oldest continuously used military barracks on the mainland of Australia

Lancer Barracks
Lancer Barracks

Other visiting sites include the Experiment Farm, Elizabeth Farm and Olympic Park.

Experiment Farm
Experiment Farm

For visitors who need help can drop by the Parramatta Visitor Center. The center is open from Monday to Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm, on public holiday its operating hours is 10 am to 4pm. It is closed on Good Friday and Christmas Day. You can obtain the Parramatta area map and at the same time visit the Parramatta Heritage Center.

There are a number of hotels and service apartment in Parrramatta catering to different needs and budget.

In Parramatta, there is a free shuttle that depart every 10 minutes. The service is from 10 am to 4 pm. There are a total of twelve stops.

 

How to get there?

By Train: alight at Parramatta station by T1 Western or T2 Inner Western Line

By Ferry: From Circular Quay, take the Jetcat and alight at Parramatta Ferry Wharf

By Bus: Bus L20 or 520 from Circular Quay

When to visit?

Any time of the year

Link to check out before you go:

Parramatta Visitor Information Centre

Parramatta Free Shuttle Service 

New South Wales Transport

 

Tips: You can use the NSW Transport website to plan your trip to Parramatta

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