Discover Australia's oldest, longest, first...
Parramatta has more heritage than most people realise! Australia’s three oldest European buildings are located in Parramatta. Also located here is the longest continuously used church site (St Johns), military site (Lancer Barracks) the pub with the oldest licence (Woolpack), the site of first successful crops (Government Farm), the oldest in-situ marked grave and oldest surviving cemetery (Henry Dodd’s grave and St Johns Cemetery), the first mathematically-designed dam in Australia (Lake Parramatta), the oldest 3-storey brick building in Australia (Female Orphan School), the oldest Independent school (Kings), the first bridge (to Government Farm), the first observatory. It's also the site of the first Aboriginal feasts, the Native Institution... and more! Sound interesting?
Then join the next Parramatta Heritage Ride on Sunday 15 September and discover them all with us! You’ll leave with an unforgettable impression of Parramatta’s European and Indigenous history. The ride is about 20km and will take around 2.5 hours. The ride is also free but bookings are essential.
Ride leader, Paul also speaks French.
Visit the Parramatta Heritage Rides website for more information and bookings.