Parramatta is a suburb of Sydney, located 23 kilometers west of the city’s central business district. It is also situated right on the banks of the Parramatta River. A city in its own right, Parramatta is sometimes referred to as Sydney’s “second central business district”. For shopping and entertainment near Sydney, check out Parramatta holiday rentals.
Parramatta accommodation is appealing for several reasons. The location is outside the bustle of Sydney, but still home to its own vibrant culture. Visitors can expect to find great al fresco dining options along Church Street and great shopping at Westfield Parramatta. This location offers the experience of life in a suburb of Sydney with a beautiful river backdrop and all the sights and excitement of Sydney is a short train ride away.
What To See And Do?
One of the main attractions in Sydney is the great outdoors. Visitors can plan a picnic in Parramatta Park, go for a cycle along Parramatta River, or attend a performance at the Riverside Theatre. If you’re looking to shop, the 4th largest shopping centre in the country, Westfield Parramatta, is found here.
Locals utilize these beautiful outdoor facilities for jogging, biking, and picnics. Another option for an outdoor activity is a round of golf. Sign up to play a round at the Cumberland Country Golf Club to work on your swing during a trip to Sydney.
While Parramatta has many things to do, many visitors will feel the pull of Sydney. Parramatta has great train connections to the city where you can visit the major sights such as the famous Sydney Opera House, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Royal Botanic Gardens, and Darling Harbour. If you want to spend some time on the beach, check out the well known Bondi Beach.
Top Local Attractions
There are some times of the year when visiting Parrammatta is especially popular. One of the best annual festivals is called Riverbeats and it takes place right along the banks of the Parramatta River. This festival also includes the Thai Water Festival. Check out the local event schedule for more festivals throughout the year.
There are also a few historic attractions to check out in Parramatta. The Old Government House dates back to 1799 and St. John’s Cathedral dates back to 1803. Other local sights include the lovely Lennox Bridge, Elizabeth Farm House, St. John’s Cemetery, and the Parramatta Town Hall. History enthusiasts will find a lot to see during a visit to Parramatta.
When it comes to Sydney accommodation, visitors to the city have a lot of choice. The best way to ensure you get the most space and amenities is to choose a holiday rental. In Parramatta, you will be in close distance to Sydney but in addition you will have amenities such as a fireplace, al fresco dining area, soaking tub, or free parking. To stretch your budget, see what you can get by choosing Parramatta rentals.