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About Parramatta

Parramatta, which is one of the cities reflecting the history of Australia, is among the most important suburbs of Sydney. It is located in the state of New South Wales. The city is about 23 kilometers away from the business center of Sydney. It is situated on the banks of a river flowing into the Sydney Harbour.

Parramatta, which was founded by the British in 1788, is today accepted as the capital of the Western Sydney economy. Westfield, which is one of the biggest shopping centers of Australia, is one of the most significant investments of the city. In addition, you can reach many points in the country by metro, train, bus and ferry in the city which is the main transportation center of Sydney.

In Parramatta, which reflects the spiritual culture of the Aboriginal people, the oldest indigenous people of Australia, there are many important heritage sites. The historical structure Elizabeth Farm and works of art included on the World Heritage List like the Old Town Hall are among the oldest buildings of the country. In addition, the colonial buildings, the bridges remaining from the 19th and 20th centuries and parks constitute the building stones of the historical feast. The Lennox Bridge on the river and Church Street, where you can find the most delicious dishes of Sydney, represent the modern face of the city. Parramatta is accepted as one of the most touristic destinations of Australia with its parks with elegant landscape, world-famous Riverside Theatre and ferries touring on the river.

While the Lake Parramatta Reserve represents the beauty of the city's nature with a park reserve of 60 hectares, the Pirtek Stadium built for sports events and the art areas where artists exhibit their works keep the city's social life alive. The Arab Film Festival, Chess Festival and South Asian Arts Festival and New Year’s Eve Festival are among the festivals that are enthusiastically celebrated in the city. The city gains a different concept in the winter season. The Prince Alfred Square of the city offers a colorful atmosphere with music concerts and ice-skating dances. You feel like you are in wonderland if you visit the city in this season.

The closest airport that you can land at for reaching Parramatta, is Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport which is approximately 34 kilometers away. You can travel to the city center from the airport by using a bus, taxi or train. Renting a car is also among the options.

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