Parramatta Heritage Rides

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

       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:




Australia's oldest...

Style and Sandstone

Churches and Cemeteries


Our next ride:


Explore the best of Parramatta's amazing Heritage. This ride will take you to Australia's 3 oldest European buildings (Elizabeth Farm -1793, Dairy Cottage - 1798 and Old Government House - 1799), the oldest surviving cemetery (St Johns) with the oldest in-situ marked grave (that of Henry Edward Dodd, 1791), the Female Factory Precinct (1821), Female Orphan School (1818), and a host of other buildings and sites, including Jamie Eastwood's Indigenous River pathway that tells the Burramattagal story. But it's more than the sites - it's the stories and connections that make this journey so worthwhile! Join us and learn the fascinating story of this city called Parramatta. It's a free event. You'll need your own bicycle. Children welcome accompanied by an adult. 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

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