Parramatta Heritage Rides

Sun 21 Jul, 9:00am
Churches and Cemeteries
Sun 18 Aug, 9:00am
Sun 15 Sep, 9:00am
Sun 13 Oct, 9:00am
Sat 9 Nov, 4:00pm
Sun 8 Dec, 9:00am

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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

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Discover another side of Parramatta's history through its churches and cemeteries. You'll find Australia’s oldest existing cemetery (St Johns), oldest Catholic cemetery (St Patrick’s), and the Alls Saints, Wesleyan and Mays Hil Cemeteries. Most are linked to an existing church, and together a fascinating history reveals itself. There are a few former churches en route as well. You can admire their beautiful architecture and discover the graves of significant people from the colony’s history. The ride is about 20km in length, and will take around 3 hours. Paul, our ride leader, also speaks French.
Rides are subject to change and may be cancelled in the event of bad weather. Cancellations will be posted on this website and facebook page.
The Tudor Gatehouse on George St, starting point for all our Parramatta rides

       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!

Other rides in 2019:



Vintage Parramatta

Australia's oldest...

Style and Sandstone

Churches and Cemeteries


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