Cultural Heritage and Destination Visitor Tours

January - June 2020 Programs

Come and join us for one of our educational and interactive activities to connect with and learn about Parramatta's rich heritage, history and precious natural environment. We have regular tours, Special Event tours, Walk of the Month and tours for Children and Youth.

Our program features a range of fun and hands-on experiences for all ages. Online registration is essential. 

For more information, contact the Parramatta Heritage and Visitor Information Centre by emailing discoverparramatta@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au,  calling on (02) 8839 3311 or
by downloading our Seasonal Calendar

Regular Tours

Warami Mittigar – Aboriginal Cultural walk

Join a traditional custodian on this relaxed walk to learn how local Aboriginal clans survived and thrived in the Parramatta region. Discover ongoing connections to country.

Dates: Mondays – 3 February, 6 April, 8 June. Sundays – 8 March, 10 May.

When: 10am-12pm Meet: Parramatta Heritage and Visitor Information Centre

Suitable for: Adults, families Cost: $5 per person

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World Heritage Wonders

This comprehensive walking tour of a World Heritage site includes entry and guided tours of elegant Old Government House and the historically significant Dairy Cottage, lunch and a guided tour of Parramatta Park.

Dates: Friday - 28 February 11:30am (special time). Saturday - 18 April. Sunday - 3 May.

When: 10:45am - 2:45pm

Meet: Dairy Cottage, Byrnes Ave, Parramatta

Suitable for: Adults

Cost: $55. Lunch included.

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Historic Dairy Cottage Tour

Visit one of the three oldest colonial buildings in Australia on this small group tour. Delve into the daily lives of the humble and the elite of the colony.

Dates: Monday – 17 February (seniors), 16 March, 20 April, 18 May, 22 June. Saturday – 15 February (seniors), 16 May, 27 June. Sundays - 22 March, 26 April.

When: 11am-11:45am Meet: Parramatta Park

Suitable for: Adults, children 7 and up Cost: $12 per person

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Sustainable Shopping Tour

Discover ways to develop sustainable and socially beneficial shopping habits on this new walking tour of Parramatta CBD.

Dates: Fridays – 14 February (seniors), 26 June. Saturday - 21 March. Sunday - 17 May

When: 10am-12pm Meet: Clocktower, Centenary Square

Suitable for: Adults Cost: $10 per person, $30 per family

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Hidden Gems of Parramatta

Unearth the stories behind Parramatta's artworks and monuments. Discover street art, hidden murals and the intriguing inspiration laneways behind them.

Dates: Mondays - 10 February, 23 March. Saturday - 23 May. Sunday - 5 April.

When: 3pm-12pm Meet: Parramatta Heritage and Visitor Information Centre

Suitable for: Adults Cost: $5 per person

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First contact - Trade, Friendship and Conflict

Join our guide on this revealing walk to discover the complexity of the first contact between the traditional owners of this land and the colonists. Visit the actual sites where history unfolded to change the Aboriginal way of life forever.

Dates: Monday - 9 March, 11 May.

When: 10am-12pm Meet: Parramatta Heritage and Visitor Information Centre

Suitable for: Adults, children 7 and up Cost: $5 per person


Connect with your City

This relaxed walk informs new residents about the services events and activities available in the city, including iconic heritage sites.

Dates: Saturday – 8 February, 11 April, 20 June. Sunday – 29 March, 24 May.

When: 10am-12pm Meet: Parramatta Heritage and Visitor Information Centre

Suitable for: New residents; visiting friends and relatives Cost: Free

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Connect with your City – Chinese language

This relaxed walk, delivered in Mandarin, informs new residents about the services events and activities available in the city, including iconic heritage sites.

Dates: Saturday – 7 March. Sunday – 2 February.

When: 10am-12pm Meet: Parramatta Heritage and Visitor Information Centre

Suitable for: New residents; visiting friends and relatives Cost: Free

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Connect with your City – Korean language

This relaxed walk, delivered in Korean, informs new residents about the services events and activities available in the city, including iconic heritage sites.

Dates: Saturday – 14 March. Sunday – 9 February

When: 10am-12pm Meet: Parramatta Heritage and Visitor Information Centre

Suitable for: Korean speaking residents; visiting friends and relatives Cost: Free

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Parramatta Unlocked Tour

Join our guide on a quick CBD walking tour, taking in highlights of Parramatta's past, city offers and uncovering it's hidden gems. Ideal for workers and students.

Dates: Friday – 21 February, 20 March, 17 April, 15 May, 19 June.

When: 12:15pm - 1pm Meet: Clocktower, Centenary Square

Suitable for: New workers and students Cost: Free

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How to book 

Book online 
Call us - 1300 889 714 or 02 8839 3311
Visit us in person - 346A Church Street Parramatta