Holiday houses, villas, apartment, hotels and more

We need your travel dates to give you the best available offers

Parramatta Council

Parramatta Council - Sydney

Parramatta is an enchanting travel destination perfect for tourists who appreciate modern attractions coupled with old world charm, located just 24 kilometres from Sydney, Australia.

The word “Parramatta” is aboriginal in origin and it means “the place where eels lie down”. Parramatta is frequently referred to as the "Cradle City" because of the fact that when it was settled it's farms produced enough to feed the entire colony. Originally named Rose Hill, Parramatta was a very successful farming area that has since morphed into the bustling commercial jewel that it is today.

Parramatta is renowned for its vast selection of stores with over 600 retail shops to experience. There are also over 140 restaurants to choose from so as to please just about any palette.

There are lots of fun and entertaining things to do in Parramatta. Take a self-guided walking tour along The Heritage Walk starting from the Charles Street Wharf. Visit the beautiful Parramatta Park and experience the historic buildings and museums. Check out the Old Government House, Australia’s oldest public building which is furnished with an exquisite collection of authentic 19th century furniture.

Elizabeth Farm is a terrific attraction and has the distinction of being the oldest home in Australia along with gardens that were actually laid out in 1830. Here you’ll find many interesting and fascinating botanic specimens.

Experimental Farm is a museum that was originally designed for farming research. It was the very first land grant by the Crown of Australia.

Visit Parramatta soon! You’ll be glad that you did.


Melbourne Cup Timetable 2009
Melbourne Cup Timetable. The Melbourne Cup 2009 is held at 3. November 2009. Find the Timetable for all races here.
Melbourne Cup 2008
The Melbourne Cup is the most important Australian thoroughbred horse racing. In 2008 the Emirates Melbourne Cup 2008 takes place at 4.11.2008 at 15:00 local time in Melbourne.
Russian flag on Mount Kosciuszko
Russian climber Alexey Kuzminykh and his team of alpinists reached Australia's highest mountain peak, Mt. Kosciuszko at 2228 m, where the Sochi 2014 flag now flies.