Rosehill Gardens: Race Away Those Winter Blues

Who said Winter means slowing down? As the light fades and the temperature drops – we’re bringing the excitement of racing to Sydney with another stellar season of Winter Racing at Rosehill Gardens.

Racing has always been at the heart of our great city, it’s time to bring the good times back and race away those winter blues.

Book yourself in for a race day experience:

Get your fun back on track at Rosehill Gardens Parramatta. Where Life Is A Carnival. Book tickets for upcoming events.

Bold fashion, fine-dining, and getting your fun back on track, Parramatta is Where It's At for a day at the races. With 25 race days a year, the Rosehill Gardens Racecourse is one of Sydney's premier racecourses.

Operated by the Australian Turf Club, Rosehill Gardens offers guests a really immersive race day experience, incorporating fashion runways, live DJs, and a vibrant dining scene.

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Live the vibrant life at Rosehill Gardens. A raceday here brings together the best of Sydney’s West.

Picturesque viewing lawns, stylish lounges, prestigious restaurants, Champagne bars, extravagant fashions and close proximity to thrilling thoroughbred racing provide an immersive experience. No other track will get you closer to the action.

Planning your visit to Parramatta

Getting here

If you're travelling by public transport, trains run regularly to Parramatta station where you can then get to Rosehill Gardens by bus. The Route 535 buses run every 20 minutes from Valentine Ave on the southern side of the Parramatta Interchange to the Rosehill stop on Hassall St after Arthur St, within walking distance of Rosehill Gardens. 

Remember to allow for additional travel time due to transport services operating at a reduced capacity to maintain physical distancing. 

Alternatively, if taking a taxi or rideshare service, instruct the driver to drop you off at the Might and Power Gate, accessible via Grand Ave. 


There's plenty of parking at Rosehill Gardens but arrive early to get the best spot. 


You can craft the race day experience of your choosing at Rosehill Gardens. From award-winning fine dining to casual pop-up bars and food trucks, you can make the experience your own. On the menu are burgers, Greek eats, artisan pastries, sandwiches, oysters, and sashimi - to name a few.

At Autumn Carnival don't miss getting an Instaworthy photo on the Chandon swing with your friends and enjoy a Sparkling tasting session. There's an incredible variety of bars to choose from like a classic British Pimms pop-up to sports bars, cocktail bars, and an atmospheric garden terrace bar under a rustic canopy with stunning views. 

Just nearby is the Rosehill Bowling Club, perfect for a laid-back post-game afternoon session. 


If you're visiting from afar or fancy making your race day experience part of a staycation, there are some great hotel options walking distance from the track. Rydges Parramatta, Mercure Sydney Parramatta, Nesuto Parramatta Apartment Hotel and APX Parramatta are some of the nearby hotels you can book a night in to make your day at the races complete. Find more accommodation options in Parramatta


If you're looking for things to see and do before the race day explore:

  • Nature and parks
  • Bushwalks, cycleways, boating and picnics - Parramatta's green spaces are yours to enjoy. Historical experiences
  • Parramatta is a fascinating historical hub, from its rich indigenous culture to the many heritage buildings open for you to explore. Tours
  • Take a guided tour around Parramatta to learn more about the history, culture, architecture and food of Sydney's Central City.  Parramatta's nightlife  
  • Bars, pubs and places to enjoy quality time with friends.  Top attractions 
  • Circus skills, escape rooms, skateparks, nature spots and heritage buildings - explore Parramatta's top attractions.


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Parramatta Is Where It's At. 

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