Parramatta Heritage Rides
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Parramatta Heritage Rides open up Parramatta's wealth of hidden heritage, both Indigenous and European, including Australia's 3 oldest buildings, its oldest cemetery (1790) and much, much more. The themed rides are easy-paced tours with regular stops and commentary. Come along and discover the fascinating story of Australia's second settlement on this fun lesson in the classroom of the bicycle! You'll be surprised what you find!
Parramatta Heritage Rides are operated by Camwest, in association with Bicycle NSW
Parramatta's unique heritage
Parramatta is Australia's 2nd European settlement. Before that it was home to the Burramattagul tribe of the Darug nation for thousands of years.
Since 2003, Parramatta Heritage Rides' Paul Bowyer and Peter Gilbert have been taking people to the places that tell the stories, Indigenous and European, of the making of Parramatta and its history. Discover the buildings, people, stories and places on your bicycle. You'll be enthralled by what you find.
The rides are free and easy-paced, and are around 2 - 3 hours in duration. Different themes bring to light the many different aspects of this fascinating city's history. Learn your history - learn your story!
Churches and Cemeteries
As Australia's second European settlement, Parramatta is home to a wealth of beautiful old houses, from Georgian to Victorian, Federation to Inter-war. This ride intermingles these stylish maisons with the beautiful old buildings and sites marking the city's European and Indigenous history.
Sound interesting? Then join this Parramatta Heritage Ride and discover them with us! The ride is about 20km and will take around 3 hours. You will need your own bicycle. Paul, our ride leader, also speaks French.