Explore Tourist Attractions in Parramatta

Parramatta is located in western Sydney, with many attractions worth exploring, according to Lonely Planet.

Get to Parramatta via a train or a ferry from Sydney’s Circular Quay. The Parramatta Heritage & Visitor Information Centre provides a helpful and insightful guide to the city’s attractions.

Old Government House

The first farm house in Parramatta, founded in 1799. Early NSW governors lived here and it’s now a maintained museum, with colonial furnishings. It offers 1-hour tours and monthly ghost tours at night.

St John’s Cemetery

It’s the oldest cemetery in Australia, established in 1870. Early settlers are buried here on a vast, open green lawn.

Elizabeth Farm

Built in 1793 by John Macarthur, a farmer and trader of rum. It’s currently a hands-on museum, with European furniture and letters written by Elizabeth Macarthur.

Hambledon Cottage

It was built for the governess of the Macarthurs’ daughter in 1824 and then used as a weekend accommodation. There are English oak trees and camphor laurels that are 200 years old surrounding the cottage.

Experiment Farm Cottage

Governor Phillip built this colonial bungalow in 1791 for James Ruse, the first private farmer in Australia. The life of Ruse is portrayed in the cellar museum.