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Things To Do in Parramatta

Be enthralled by the vibrancy of Parramatta city as you discover new sights and sounds to indulge your senses. Whether you prefer action-packed international events at the Sydney Olympic Park or retail therapy at Westfield Parramatta, our PARKROYAL Parramatta hotel places you in the heart of all the action where there’s an abundance of things to do in Parramatta.

Riverside Theatre

Located on the scenic banks of the Parramatta River, the Riverside Theatre features over 700 intriguing performances and events annually to indulge all arts enthusiasts.

The Riverside Theatre: Parramatta's home for the performing arts

Enjoy an evening of music, theatre and dance at the Riverside Theatre. This beautiful outdoor amphitheatre is the home of culture in Parramatta, hosting a varied calendar of events from both local and international performers each year.

Renowned for its enviable location between the banks of the Parramatta River and the edge of Church Street, visitors can take advantage of some of Sydney’s finest theatre and performing arts in the midst of a vibrant neighbourhood, perfect for pre and post theatre food and drinks.

With spacious rooms, great amenities and a central location, PARKROYAL Parramatta stands out amongst other hotels near Riverside Theatre. Book your stay today. 

CommBank Stadium

Home of the Parramatta Eels and Western Sydney Wanderers, the recently built Parramatta based Stadium features 30,000-seats. 

The CommBank Stadium has the steepest stands of any in Australia, bringing fans closer to the playing field. Home to the Parramatta Eels and Western Sydney Wanderers, this multi-purpose outdoor stadium has been a hub for live sporting and entertainment events in Parramatta since it first opened its doors in 2019.

The stadium is a world-class venue and is set to revolutionise the spectator experience.

Church Street

Church Street is a vibrant cultural and culinary hub nestled in the heart of Parramatta.

Enjoy the buzz of al fresco dining and sample international cuisines at Parramatta’s most popular eating hub, Church Street. Affectionately known as Eat Street, this bustling street is the epicentre of gourmet food in the area, bringing together cuisines from all over the world. Visitors can take their pick of Italian, Mediterranean, Chinese, Thai and everything in between. From relaxed eateries to more upscale establishments, Church Street has something to satisfy every appetite.

Getting There

Guests at PARKROYAL Parramatta are well placed to take advantage of all Church Street has to offer. Located just a short five-minute stroll from the hotel, guests can enjoy an early meal, take in the nightlife or simply wander the streets and browse the menus for mealtime inspiration. At the end of a busy day, our spacious suites offer an oasis of calm, perfect for a quiet night's rest.

Rosehill Racecourse

Bustling with excitement throughout the Autumn and Spring racing carnivals, Rosehill Gardens Racecourse also hosts one of Australia’s richest days of racing – Golden Slipper Day, where spectators from all over come together to celebrate this timeless sport. Witness stunning equines speed towards the finishing line and bask in the lively atmosphere of this premier racecourse.

Enjoy the electric excitement of race day with a visit to the Rosehill Gardens Racecourse in Sydney. Home to the famous Golden Slipper, Rosehill is Sydney’s premier racecourse, boasting a beautiful entertainment venue for spectators to enjoy on race day. From the thrill of the sport to the excitement of the bet, Rosehill sets the scene for a day full of sporting fun.

From PARKROYAL Parramatta, Rosehill Gardens Racecourse is easily reached by car or public transport and is just minutes away from another of Sydney's most iconic sporting centres: Sydney Olympic Park. Located less than a 10-minutes' drive away from the track, guests at PARKROYAL Parramatta are well placed to take advantage of all the excitement at Rosehill before retreating to the spacious suites, excellent amenities and standout dining services our hotel has to offer.

Sydney Olympic Park

The most comprehensive sports precinct in Australia, Sydney Olympic Park is home to Sydney's premier sporting events.

See major sporting and entertainment events at Sydney’s iconic Olympic Park. Purpose-built for the for the 2000 Summer Olympic Games, the first-rate sporting facilities of the Sydney Olympic Park are still at the epicentre of live sport and entertainment in Australia’s biggest city. Visit and hear the roar of the crowd on match day or get involved in the many recreational athletic events throughout the year. Either way, Olympic Park is one of the most exciting places to get active in Sydney.

Guests at PARKROYAL Parramatta are well placed to take advantage of all that Sydney Olympic Park has to offer, with the grounds easily reached by a 20-minute drive from the hotel or by public transport.

Sydney Olympic Park Events

Hosting world-class events and some of Sydney's most exhilarating activities, Sydney Olympic Park is a must-visit destination.

The exciting calender of events are what really make Sydney Olympic Park special. From international superstars to the most talents Australian athletes, 

The exciting calendar of events are what really make Sydney Olympic Park special. From international superstars to the most talented Australian athletes, there is almost always something to see and do on the famous park grounds. Aside from the large scale sporting and entertainment events, there are a number of prominent festivals and conferences that take place throughout the year.

Amongst the line-up of annual events, the Sydney Royal Easter Show is Australia's largest annual ticketed event, attracting over 828,000 attendees on average.

Take advantage of all the excitement when you choose accommodation near Sydney Olympic Park. Boasting a central location, spacious rooms and excellent amenities, PARKROYAL Parramatta is the perfect base for your Sydney adventure.

Sydney Royal Easter Show

An annual tradition with a proud heritage, what first began as a small event to reward agricultural excellence in 1823 has since transformed into a cultural highlight that attracts nearly one million visitors each year.

Take in all the excitement at Australia’s largest annual agricultural exhibition: the Sydney Royal Easter Show.

An annual tradition with a proud heritage, what first began as a small event to reward agricultural excellence in 1823 has since transformed into a cultural highlight that attracts nearly one million visitors each year. It’s a celebration of Australian culture, from its rich rural customs to its celebration of modern advancements in farming.

Taking place at Sydney Olympic Park every year during the Easter holidays, this world-class agricultural show offers something for everyone. From family friendly activities, excellent live events and competitions to animal experiences, shopping and delicious food and drink – there are plenty of activities for visitors to enjoy. 

Our accommodation near the Sydney Royal Easter Show makes it easy to take in all the action – book your stay at PARKROYAL Parramatta today.