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A Day by the Parramatta River

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by Todd Newton (subscribe)
Published July 1st 2014
A day of peace served with a side of bustling activity
Parramatta River Walk
Professional Photography by Mark Soon.

Parramatta is fast becoming a second major hub of Sydney. With many plans to expand the Parramatta CBD, it's sure to become a much more vibrant place.

But nestled on its outskirts remains one of its tranquil spots, the Parramatta River.

It's a great spot to bring the kids along with a playground located on the Northern side of the river (near Elizabeth Street) which includes a slide and rope climbing equipment.

If you are a bit of a bookworm, there are plenty of picnic tables and benches along the river where you may take out a book and read.

Parramatta River Walk
Professional Photography by Mark Soon.

Dogs are also welcome provided that they are on a leash.

There are also many eateries around the area where you can grab a bite to eat including Port Bar Restaurant and, as I recommend, any of the cafes and restaurants lined up along Church Street.

For those of you who love a good stroll, there is a walking trail right along the river that follows past Sydney Olympic Park and reaches Ryde Bridge. For a more in-depth read on this, read Tim Falk's Parramatta River Walk article.

Parramatta River Walk
Professional Photography by Mark Soon.

And during the evening, a water fountain is released from the foot of the Wilde Avenue bridge with green and yellow lights shining from behind which illuminates the water.

A visit to the Parramatta River is a great day out for anyone with the Parramatta CBD right next door, walking trails, seating areas and a playground. There's something for everyone!
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Where: 340 Church Street, Parramatta, NSW
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