Attractions & Activities in Parramatta
When you stay Rydges, you stay local, and there’s nothing quite like a truly local experience.
From a dark past to a bright future… my local tip is a must visit, especially for history buffs and families alike. Elizabeth Farm is Australia’s oldest surviving European dwelling, built in 1793 by John Macarthur – one of the most influential and likewise controversial figures in early colonial history.
A lot has changed at Elizabeth Farm over the years, and the homestead is now an ‘access all areas’ museum. No locked doors, barriers or delicate furnishings here, only the most immersive living house museum experience – the recreated 1830s garden is stunningly beautiful and serene to relax in.
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Rydges Parramatta puts guests in the heart of it all with plenty of things to do in Parramatta within convenient reach. Our Parramatta hotel is opposite Rosehill Gardens Racecourse and near Parramatta Central Business District.
Within 10 minutes of our hotel are a ton of things to do in Parramatta at places such as Homebush, Parramatta’s CBD, Sydney Olympic Park, Parramatta Speedway, Eastern Creek Raceway, ANZ Stadium, Qudos Bank Arena, Parramatta Park, Parramatta Westfields Shopping Centre, Old Parramatta House, Parramatta Railway Station, Parramatta Jetcat Centre, Sydney Aquatic Centre, Wet ‘n’ Wild and Sydney Showground. We can arrange shuttle services to and from most attractions and venues.