Forget the Parramatta you think you know – this vibrant, cultural hub has come into its own in recent years, welcoming some of Sydney's hottest venues to its streets in the process, from famed dessert bar Gelato Messina to the city's cult classic, Bourke Street Bakery. But that's not all this stylish suburb brings to the table. Also an epicentre for the performing arts, Parramatta is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after destinations in New South Wales, welcoming visitors from Australia and beyond to delight in fine dining, theatre, shopping and more. Flanked by the banks of the scenic Parramatta River, this one-of-a-kind destination offers visitors the perks of city life, all without the hustle and bustle of Sydney's CBD.
Best of all, Parramatta is easily accessible from the city by car, train or ferry, making this dynamic borough a must-visit destination for locals and travellers alike. What are you waiting for? Experience another side of the Harbour City with PARKROYAL's guide to Parramatta's top spots:
Disclaimer: Sydney Chic collaborated with PARKROYAL Parramatta for this guide