Top 3 ways to re-discover Parramatta
Parramatta has a lot more going for it than simply being the home of the Eels NRL team. Residents of the Western Sydney capital have seen the city undergo rapid growth to emerge as a dynamic, busy and social hub of activity.
Visitors and locals in long-term accommodation will be amazed at how much there is to discover in Parramatta.
Shop til you drop
Parramatta is the proud owner of one of Australia's largest Westfield shopping centres. Located just 400m from the spacious apartments at Mantra Parramatta, the mall has enough clothing stores, eateries and entertainment to keep you busy for a whole weekend!
Eat your heart out
Head to Church Street in the heart of Parramatta for a buzzy bite of paradise. Choose from alfresco street side dining and a wide variety of international cuisines, from Thai to Italian and everything in between.
"Parramatta has a lot more going for it than simply being the home of the Eels NRL team. Residents of the Western Sydney capital have seen the city undergo rapid growth to emerge as a dynamic, busy and social hub of activity."
If that doesn't satisfy your cravings, Harris Park is another local hot spot for foreign food. Known for its Indian eateries, dessert bars and spice markets, the suburbs also features Lebanese sweet shops and Japanese teppanyaki.
Reacquaint yourself with nature
Parramatta Park is one of the most picturesque parts of the city. Listed on UNESCO's World Heritage List, Old Government House and Doman (Parramatta Park) form the Australian Convict Sites World Heritage property.
Over 1.7 million people visit the park every year to ride bicycles, rollerblade, run, walk and get amongst some sporting action.
The grounds also host music festivals and the annual Parramatta Australia Day celebrations, along with the Mother's Day Classic and Sydney Symphony.
Bring the whole family along for a day out. There's playgrounds, barbecues and picnic areas, plus an onsite cafe.
If you're just visiting for a weekend and wondering what to do in Sydney, make sure to fit a visit to bustling Parramatta into your trip.