Parramatta & Sydney Attractions
There is a wide range of attractions in Parramatta. No matter the weather or how much time you have, you can find the perfect way to spend your day.
Parramatta is a diverse marketplace of ideas and culture that offers a range of unparalleled opportunities for businesses, communities and visitors. Our sports, dining, entertainment and cultural offerings add to the city’s vibrancy.
A delightful way to travel to Parramatta is by ferry from Circular Quay, gliding under the Sydney Harbour Bridge and along pretty Parramatta River past Sydney Olympic Park to Parramatta Wharf. The scenic trip is about 85 minutes. A train from Central Station is about 25 minutes.
There is evidence of Parramatta’s colonial past to be found all over the city, from protected parkland to churches, monuments and buildings that date back to the 1700s and 1800s. A good overview of the city’s unique cultural identity can be found at the Heritage Centre, where you can book a tour, listen to a presentation by a local historian and enjoy a range of exhibitions that bring Parramatta’s fascinating stories to life. A trip to the Heritage Centre is an excellent starting point for a day exploring the city’s most iconic heritage sites, which include Elizabeth Farm, the Hambledon Cottage and St John’s Cathedral.