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Parramatta

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Highlights

Parramatta is a rich hub of food, culture and fascinating colonial history. Visit a film festival, enjoy the vibrant nightlife or explore world heritage sites in the cradle of Sydney’s past. Parramatta has something for everyone.

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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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    Food and Wine

    Parramatta’s ‘Eat Streets’ provide the perfect place to indulge an assault on the appetite. Choose from Singaporean chilli crab, Indian samosas, Lebanese banquets, Greek, Italian and Japanese - not to mention a restaurant from world-class chef Jamie Oliver.

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    Festivals

    Immerse yourself in an expansive variety of arts and culture. Film and writers festivals, art exhibits and creative workshops are on high rotation. Parramatta also enjoys a reputation for an eclectic mix of cultures, highlighted in its colourful Parramasala Festival.

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    History

    Wander the historic grounds of Experiment Farm, Old Government House and Parramatta Park. Step straight back into Australia’s fascinating convict past; the Parramatta Heritage Centre also provides a great insight into the city’s colourful heritage.

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