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Parramatta Park

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  • Parramatta
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Time Out says

Head to the park for major festivals or a break from the urban sprawl

Parramatta Park already clocks two million visitors per year, but with the development of the revitalised performance area the Crescent, they see many more people for festivals like indie music festival the Plot, kids' festival Kidtopia and short film fest, Tropfest. The park is less than a ten-minute walk from the station, and it’s almost as large as Centennial Parklands. The area was first cultivated into a farm in 1788 and it saved the newly arrived Europeans from starvation. It was declared a people’s park in 1858, and if you took the two-kilometre walking loop you’d come across Old Government House, the Boer War Memorial and the Dairy Cottage. Fancy something more rigorous? Take a bike and cycle the outer loop 3.2k outer loop. Look out for the eastern water dragons and colony of flying foxes. Hire a bike from Addventageous.

Emma Joyce
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Emma Joyce

Details

Address:
Cnr Pitt & Macquarie Sts
Parramatta
Sydney
2150
Opening hours:
24-hour pedestrian access

What’s on

Burramatta NAIDOC Day

  • Fairs and festivals

Burramatta NAIDOC is a family-friendly celebration set to conclude NAIDOC week (July 3-10) with festivities that feature Indigenous culture, art and music. This year's NAIDOC theme, “Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!”, is a call to action to rally around Indigenous communities and amplify First Nations voices. Burramatta NAIDOC invites all Australians to learn more about Indigenous history, and share in a celebration of First Nations culture and accomplishments. Burramatta NAIDOC will take place on Sunday July 10 at Pavilion Flat, Parramatta Park as part of the City of Parramatta’s annual First Nations festival, Warami. The festivities will include children's workshops, market stalls, performances, great food and much more. Whether you’re keen to taste bush tucker or explore Indigenous craftsmanship at a Ngumpie weaving workshop, Burramatta NAIDOC has plenty to discover and enjoy. Accomplished Kamilaroi musician Uncle Col Hardy will host the event alongside seasoned actor and Home and Away alumnus Luke Carroll. Performances will include Budjerah, a Coodjinburra singer-songwriter from the Bundjalung nation. Budjerah draws inspiration from his culture and the people around him, combining sleek R&B beats with dreamy melodies and soulful lyrics. With an Ed Sheeran collaboration and an ARIA award already under his belt, Budjerah is destined for big things.  Kobie Dee is a 24-year-old Gomeroi hip-hop artist with wisdom beyond his years. Kobie has a penchant for storytelling, which comes a

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