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Secret getaway in Parramatta


Start the day right with a delicious caffeine fix and brunch bite at Paper Plane Cafe or settle in for a morning treat at Circa Espresso.

Take a wander along the Parramatta River, then jump onto the RiverCat and take the ferry to UNESCO World Heritage-listed Cockatoo Island to enjoy the stunning views over Sydney Harbour, a walk through convict history or discover one of the many art exhibitions throughout the year.

Back in Parramatta, step into history in the World Heritage-listed Parramatta Park. Relax and enjoy a delicious lunch at the Old Government House while soaking in the history of the colonial buildings, sandstone courtyards and gardens. Explore fun play experiences with the kids in the two amazing playgrounds or impress your date with a romantic stroll in the large formal rose garden that contains a rare collection of heritage roses.

Riverside Theatre is part of the Church Street restaurant precinct and showcases some of the nation’s top musicians and performing artists in an intimate space. Finish the evening off with late-night pancakes or a hearty burger at the legendary City Extra.