Population: 18,448
Established: 1788
Postcode: 2150
Location: 23 km (14 mi) west of Sydney CBD
Local Government Area:
  • City of Parramatta
  • City of Holroyd
  • Region: Greater Western Sydney
    County: Cumberland
    Parish: St. John
    State District:
  • Parramatta
  • Baulkham Hills
  • Granville
  • Federal Division:
  • Reid
  • Parramatta
  • In and around Parramatta:
    Northmead North Parramatta Oatlands
    Westmead Parramatta Rosehill
    Greystanes Mays Hill Harris Park

    Parramatta is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. It is located in Greater Western Sydney 23 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district on the banks of the Parramatta River. Parramatta is the administrative seat of the Local Government Area of the City of Parramatta. Part of the suburb is shared with the City of Holroyd LGA.

    Parramatta is the economic capital of Greater Western Sydney and the sixth largest central business district in Australia. Since 2000, Parramatta has seen the consolidation of its role as a government centre with the relocation of agencies such as the New South Wales Police Force headquarters and Sydney Water, from the Sydney CBD. Simultaneously, major upgrades have occurred around the railway station with the expansion of Westfield Parramatta, the creation of a new transport interchange, and the ongoing development of the Civic Place local government precinct.

    Taste of Australia in Parramatta Including Sydney Harbour River Cruise more_vert
    $175.00 AUD Book

    Join us on a delicious journey though Australia's history, stories and cuisine.

    Your journey starts with an Aussies workers breakfast followed by a  guided sail through Sydney Harbour with on the journey following the early settlers up the river to Parramatta.

    Parramatta's arable land made it the colony’s first food bowl and first capital. Hear stories of the traditional owners, the Darug people, the early colonies, and a city in the process of urban renewal. Sydney’s booming second central city is overflowing with history and stories, and realising it’s early destiny.

    You will enjoy the classic and modern cuisine of our migration nation.The food Australians eat on a daily basis, Thai in the pub, fresh sushi, baked goods, coffee and  chocolate and some fabulous sweet treats.You will treated to some our region's best, brightest and most delicious. 

    This Taste of Australia journey starts at Sydney's Circular Quay at 8.30am as you breakfast with the locals then cruise west following the journey of the colonial settlers.  You will sail through the harbour past many glorious landmarks and historic sights, some that are little known outside of Australia, as well as have an insider view into the backyards of modern life in Sydney.

    You will also be provided with an OPAL card for the trip which can be used on public transport for the rest of your Sydney stay, and escorted to the train for the return journey back to Sydney leaving Parramatta around 2.30-3pm.

    Parramatta - The Food Tour
    You will walk on the lands of the Darug people, where we explore the food basin that is Parramatta, sharing stories from centuries, Indigenous, colonial and modern.

    Parramatta was the first food bowl for the colony, and provided the arable land needed for the settlers to survive.  It is home to many historic sites including Australia's oldest remaining farm. This tour is a taster of the stories and the food that makes our nation.

    Our first stop includes sampling delectable hand made chocolates from one of Sydneys favourite artisan producers. You will then share the great Australian passion for coffee, followed by 'million dollar' pho, a great Aussie favourite,  freshly made sushi hand rolls and artisan baked goods. The final treat is in the picturesque Parramatta Regional Park , in view of the historic first Governors Cottage delicious Middle Eastern inspired cake and tea.

    On the journey we will explore Parramatta's colonial and modern day cultural history. As the diverse city and centre of Western Sydney, it's full of historic and natural landmarks which tell centuries of stories. You will see the remains of convict cottages and see Australia's first pub, opened by the first Chinese Australian.  The tour will conclude in view of old Government House (home of the first 10 Governors) in the beautiful Parramatta regional park. The city is Australia's best kept secret, rich with history, remains and historic buildings

    This tour is treat for tourists wanting to get off the beaten track to see something different and get a taste of our hidden history and favourite food.  It is ideal for those who love food, and those who love history and stories, and its bliss for this who love both!

    Make sure you bring comfortable footwear, a bottle of water and most importantly, a sense of fun!

    • $175.00
    • query_builder 6 hours 30 minutes
    • flight_takeoff Parramatta
    • flight_land New South Wales