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Ride through Parramatta's History

Parramatta, in Sydney's West, is wonderfully rich in history. It is one of the earliest sites of European settlement in Australia. This site gives you a wide range of images of the area's heritage. You can download a self guided tour pamphlet.

How to Use this Site

View the Sites

You can view detailed photos and read descriptions of the historic sites in the Parramatta area by clicking on Route and Sites. You can also view them organised by themes and areas. Weave yourself through the images of Parramatta following themes such as Architecture, Trees and Timber, Parramatta Park area.

Download the Brochure

Download and print the following PDF documents, so you can take them with you on your ride.

Printable Heritage Tour Guide (PDF, 1.9 Mb)

Route Map (PDF, 1.8 Mb, Original map © Cartograph 2004)

General Parramatta Map (PDF, 1.3 Mb, © Cartograph 2004)

Make sure you view our riding tips and links pages before going for your ride.

Join Us on the Ride

CAMWEST, a community group of cyclist in Western Sydney, runs this ride at least once a year. See our rides page.

Featured Site

St John's Church

The first church opened on this site in 1803. It became the church of Samuel Marsden, the "Flogging Parson". It was the only church in the colony until 1809. In 1810 Macquarie began remodelling, and the towers were completed in 1819. The original building was demolished in 1851, replaced by the current structure designed by James Houison. The transepts were added in 1882 by Edmund Blackett.


The next Parramatta Heritage Rides are here.