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From Dreamtime to a New Millennium

Parramatta is a city proud of its heritage, a rich tapestry of the lives and experiences of the legendary, the infamous and ordinary folk alike. From the original Aboriginal inhabitants, the Burramatta people, the early colonists, convicts, free settlers and government officials to the many inhabitants reflecting Sydney's ever-changing vibrant migrant history, it is and always has been a place of new frontiers -a City of Firsts. Heritage is one of Parramatta's greatest strengths as it encourages more and more visitors to experience its "living history".

An underated trip thru History?

Parramatta is a city proud of its heritage - today it has more heritage listed buildings than The Rocks.

Take a journey through time to experience the history of Parramatta
which laid the foundations of the vibrant city that exists today and discover why Parramatta’s heritage is significant to the Australian nation.
Choose your own path of discovery, or select from three suggested walks that reveal intriguing stories about Parramatta, its places and people.

Sporting Highlights

Whether Rugby League or Horse Racing, Parramatta offers the best available. As well, its proximity (15 minute drive) to the Olympic Stadium at Homebush makes Parramatta an ideal base for the sports minded visitor.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:An historic city with great shopping
  • Cons:Parking can be difficult
  • In a nutshell:A surprising part of Australia's European history
  • Last visit to Parramatta: May 2008
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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