- Destination NSW


  • Hambledon Cottage, Parramatta
  • Old Government House, Parramatta


World heritage site at Parramatta

Parramatta offers a fascinating insight into early colonial life in Australia. Don’t miss a visit to Old Government House, now one of 11 Australian Convict Sites on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

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About Parramatta

Parramatta is a Sydney city of elegant parks and important historic sites with a vibrant multicultural population. You'll find cuisines from around the globe and a busy arts scene with major entertainment centre and several artists' studios.

Take time to explore the city's major historic sites such as Old Government House, built in 1799, and Hambledon Cottage in the grounds of Elizabeth Farm Estate, home of Australia's first pastoralists, John and Elizabeth Macarthur. Enjoy a picnic or walk through pretty parks and gardens at Lake Parramatta Reserve or Parramatta Park. The most enjoyable means of transport to Parramatta is by river cat ferry from Circular Quay.


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