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from hip to historic

Parramatta is in a state of construction - an evolutionary period where progress is imprecise but definitely 'on the upward move'. Construction surges - towering and proud - into the blue sky over Macquarie and George Streets and along the riverfront on Church Street at Lennox Bridge.



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OLD GOVERNMENT HOUSE, PARRAMATTA PARK, 'AT HOME' EXHIBITION: A tour of this exhibition makes for a unique Christmas gift to any family member -- aunties, uncles, cousins or mum & dad. The exhibition is open daily 10am - 4pm. (last entry 3:30pm) through 22 January. This exciting and unusual exhibition is curated by Australian design expert, David Clark. Showcasing objects from contemporary designers, new and modern items are stragegically placed alongside the important and beautiful pieces of colonial Australia. 

HOLIDAY INN  AT  18 Anderson Street continues its full service for visitors while most accommodation in Parramatta are under some form of construction.  for bookings. 

NAKHLE SHIRTMAKERR, 1A/69 PHILLIP STREET makes the perfect Christmas gift for the men in our lives. Exquisite shirts, Too often men are difficult to shop for, but tailor, Charles Nakhle offers the perfect solution for this annual dilemma. 02 9633 4696

ELIZABETH FARM (HARRIS PARK) has big plans for the school holidays. 1 -29 JANUARY. So many activities 10 am - 4pm daily. Check the schedule and mark your calendar. Bring your own picnic or purchase delicious cakes and scones in the tearoom.(fee)

PARRAMATTA PARK:  tours of the Dairy and Rangers Cottage are offered on the second Saturday of each month at 11.00am and 12.00pm. Plan to see our recently restored historic cottage in Parramatta Park.

PARRAMATTA LAKE: rowboats, pedalboats, canoes and standup paddle boards.-- all water going paraphanelia.  No bookings required, just show up . Life jackets required for kids under 12 (cost is included in the cost of hire). Spring & Summer hours: Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays 10am-5pm.

PARRAMATTA HERITAGE SITES & CHRISTMAS. All these exquisite historic attractions are ramping up for Christmas and school holidays now. Whether you are an early planner or like those last minute trips around town, these cottages & houses will be decked out: Hambledon Cottage, Experiment Farm, Elizabeth Farm, Brislington Museum, Parramatta Park: The Dairy Cottage and Old Government House.