Parramatta Heritage Rides
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Parramatta Heritage Rides open up Parramatta's wealth of hidden heritage, including Australia's 3 oldest buildings (pre-1800!), its oldest cemetery (1790) and much, much more, through a variety of easy, themed bicycle rides with regular stops and commentary. Awarded a Commendation at the Parramatta City Council Heritage Awards, 2013. Come along and discover the fascinating story of Australia's second settlement on this fun history lesson in the classroom of the bicycle!
Parramatta Heritage Rides are operated by Camwest, in association with Bicycle NSW
Sun 12 Nov, 2017 - Les Ponts de Parramatta
By popular demand! A bilingual tour, in French and English, of the more than 20 river bridges between Parramatta and Silverwater. The ride is largely off-road, and includes the new Subiaco Creek connection. We start at the Tudor Gatehouse. The ride includes the recently refurbished Murray bridge (1810), the Lennox Bridge and many more. Enjoy this delightful river ride, savour some of Parramatta's best views, and take in a bit of history as you go.
Starts at 9am from the Tudor Gatehouse, George St entrance to Parramatta Park. Duration: 2.5 hours.
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Sun 15 Oct, 2017 - Vintage
Parramatta is home to Australia's oldest buildings, its oldest cemeteries, and many of its early institutions and important sites. This ride takes you to the best of them all, including Elizabeth Farm (1793), the Dairy Cottage (1798), Old Government House (1799), St Johns Cemetery (1790). Then there's the site of the first land grant (Experiment Farm), the Female Factory Precinct, the Female Orphan School (1818), the Government Farm, and so much more! Discover your local history in the classroom of the bicycle.
Starts at 8.30am from the Tudor Gatehouse, George St entrance to Parramatta Park. Duration: 3.5 hours.