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Top Touristy Things to do in Paramatta – Have a fulfilled holiday

Paramatta in Sydney is an upcoming tourist destination in Australia with much to offer the travellers. There are a plethora of surprises in store for those who set their mind to exploring this part of Sydney. Here are a few to look out for on your vacation here.


For the art lovers

The Parramatta Art Society is a place that allures those art and cultural enthusiasts to have a look at some exquisite pieces of work. The artists are well-pleased to display figments of their imagination on a canvas filled with colours and shapes that are simply mesmerizing! The society was founded in 1951 and since then had been a den for art lovers to gather and drool over the amazing exhibits here. You'll also come across aboriginal art. The best part of it all is that they offer classes and demonstrations as well for those who are interested in the subject. Located not far from hotels such as PARKROYAL Paramatta, the art facility is surrounded by a host of restaurants and cafes if you need a bite to eat.


For the history lovers

If you are a lover of history, you'd definitely love this side of Paramatta. The Old Government House here was initially built in 1799 by Governor John Hunter. It is in the middle of a delicately manicured garden. This block seems to be quite peaceful when compared to the other parts of Sydney. It has been a countryside home to 10 Governors since.

St John's Cathedral is yet another historical site worth your time. The premises have been used for religious purposes since 1799 and remained the only church in the colony till 1809. The church looks rather mysterious with two twin spires on either side.


For the leisure explorers

How about exploring Paramatta at your leisure? Maybe a bike ride or two? Opt for early morning or maybe the evening and set out to explore the city by cycle. Rent out a bike and ride it through the many cycleways in the CBD. The Parramatta River Cycleway which connects to the Bicentennial Park and Sydney Olympic Park Peninsula makes for a peaceful experience with lovely sights to soak in. If you want to see the true beauty of Paramatta, this is definitely the way to go about it. Don't forget to snap some great photographs for the memories.


For the water sport lover

Paramatta is a place that caters to all sorts of travellers, even those who are into water sports. Rent out your canoeing gear for a peaceful canoe ride across the Paramatta Lake. You can also opt for rowing if you'd like something a little bit more vigorous. Go for a paddle boat if you want a leisure ride to enjoy the views. If you are in a hotel in Paramatta, Sydney on a romantic getaway don't forget to try out a romantic boat ride on the lake which is quite popular coupled with a lovely little picnic. Travelling with kids? Let them have some fun on the boats while you relax on the banks.