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Parramatta is a popular residential and entertainment destination in Sydney, located just 23 kilometres from the CBD.

The suburb serves as the administrative seat of the City of Parramatta and is fondly referred to as merely ‘Parra’.

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The suburb’s history can be traced back to 1788 when the British colonialists founded it. For this reason, it is the oldest European settlement in inland Australia. Consequently, it is an important business and commercial centre, with one of the suburb’s most notable being the iconic Westfield Parramatta.

This massive mall is among the top-ten largest shopping centres across the country, perhaps explaining why it’s so popular with shoppers looking for everything under one roof. With retail outlets, essential services, restaurants and cafes, there is no shortage of activities to enjoy for the discerning shopper. Additionally, you may also visit the 11-screen Greater Union cinema complex for all the action on the big screen. There is also the option of the three Gold Class Theatres.

For theatre lovers who want to catch up with Parra’s vibrant theatre scene, then Riverside Theatres provide an unforgettable experience. This premier performing centre hosts a vast array of events annually so you can be sure to find something that will pique your interest.

Explore the suburb’s greenery when you visit the tranquil Parramatta Park. This heritage-listed park is a must-visit destination as it marks the location where it became possible to grow food. Today, the People’s Park is a popular family destination with two exciting playgrounds for the little ones to enjoy. Remember to take a tour of the convict-built dairy structure on site.

Elizabeth Farm also awaits your visit. The farm was the home of John and Elizabeth Macarthur, and it captures the essence of Australia during the colonial era. Stroll the house, read old letters or enjoy the warmth at the fireplace.

Other attractions within Parramatta include Rosehill Gardens, the NSW Lancers Memorial Museum, as well as John Macarthur’s Hambledon Cottage Museum. Wind up a tour of this suburb with a visit at the iconic Lake Parramatta Reserve for a memorable trip.

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