Parramatta is a suburb of Sydney, in the Australian state of New South Wales. It is situated on the banks of the Parramatta River, 23 kilometres (14 miles) west of the Sydney central business district. This city is the oldest inland European settlement in Australia.
Parramatta is a major business and commercial centre featuring high density commercial and residential developments. The commercial districts in Parramatta include the fifth largest shopping centre in Australia, the Westfield Parramatta Mall. Church Street is the main restaurant and retail section of the city, offering alfresco dinning and on one end of the street you will find a number of car dealerships. There are also many government offices in the area, including the New South Wales Police Force Headquarters, the Sydney Water Corporation, the (NSW) Department of Attorney General and Justice, the Children’s Court of New South Wales, the Sydney West Trial Courts, Legal Aid Commission of New South Wales, and the Office of Trustee and Guardian. There are many options for office space in Parramatta.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Things to see in Parramatta include Old Government House and The Crescent – a natural amphitheatre located on a river bend. This amphitheatre is used for concerts. This city is also home to the Dairy Cottage, built from 1798 to 1805. This is one of the oldest surviving cottages in Australia. It was built for ex-convict George Salter. Dining options in Parramatta include the exacta Restaurant & Bar, Haandee, Ichi Ban Teppanyaki, Piazzetta Bella Italian, and Taza Tandoori. Peronis is an extremely popular Italian eatery in the area that serves authentic Italian cuisine in a comfortable and intimate setting. Vintage and contemporary wines are available.
The nearest major airport to Parramatta is the Kingsford Smith Airport, located 21 km (13 miles) from the suburb. Parramatta is the major transport hub for western Sydney. The area has train and bus service, as well as ferry service. The Parramatta railway station serves as a major transport interchange on the CityRail network with the Blue Mountains line, Cumberland line, and the Western line all connecting at the station. The Parramatta ferry wharf is the westernmost destination for the Sydney Ferries River Cat ferry service. This ferry serves the Parramatta River.