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Lake Parramatta

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by Kez H (subscribe)
Freelance writer, Sydney, NSW
Published April 25th 2012
Background History

Lake Parramatta is located in 60 hectares of bushland nestled in North Parramatta and is a truly hidden gem.The lake is home to various native animals and fauna and some caves from aboriginal inhabitants still remain today.

The picnic grounds are equipped with free BBQs, picnic tables, a great children's playground that encourages children to seek hidden objects, amenities, and off street parking.

Local Wildlife

Feeding the ducks is a must so be sure to stock up on old bread!

Beginning of the walking tracks

With three different walking tracks ranging from easy (1550m) to moderate (2450m & 4200m) it is an experience for all.

If you don't feel like packing a picnic there is also a delightful café in the grounds with a great view of the lake.

The grounds are open seven days a week with the main gate opening at 6:30am and gates are closed at 5:30pm (7:30pm during daylight savings).
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Why? It’s a great day out in a beautiful setting.
When: The grounds are open seven days a week.
Where: Access is from Lackey Street off Bourke Street, North Parramatta – just look out for the large lizard!
Cost: Free
Your Comment
Sounds gorgeous. I'd never heard of it, thanks for enlightening me!
by Kim Algarve (score: 0|9) 2405 days ago
As of January 2015 feeding the ducks in lake parramatta is prohibited.
The reason is domestic white ducks are dumped there when no longer wanted.
They interbreed with the native ducks and pollute the lake. Also now the lake is up to standard for swimming the council want to maintain it. The domestic ducks are currently being removed by parramatta council.
Be sure to go swimming there when it gets warmer it's great!
by Julie (score: 0|2) 1373 days ago
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