Dairy Cottage Tour

Grab this chance to explore one of Australia’s oldest buildings.
Take an exclusive tour at the Dairy Precinct in Parramatta Park to delve into the site’s fascinating stories and uncover its historical, social and architectural importance to Australia.

Examine the cottage’s original construction details, including lathe and plaster walls, colonial brickwork and a shingle roof.

The Dairy Cottage is located on the site on the first Government Farm. Built in 1796, it was home to George Salter, an ex-convict turned cattleman. It later became part of Governor Macquarie’s Domain, now included on the World Heritage list.

In the early 1800s, the cottage was enlarged and converted to a dairy, and a sunken milk-processing room was constructed. The milk room can be viewed beneath the adjacent Ranger’s Cottage.

In addition to touring the two cottages and their gardens, you will be able to witness the story of Parramatta Park – the People’s Park – unfold in an engaging new audio-visual exhibition. It’s a fascinating glimpse into our colonial past and Parramatta’s significant Aboriginal history.

This tour is suitable for adults and children over 7 years of age. Due to the fragile nature of the buildings, entry is limited to groups of no more than 15.

Event date

Event Details

Parramatta Park, Parramatta, New South Wales

Saturday 11th May 11am-11.45am
Saturday 11th May 12pm-12.45pm

Entry fees:
Adults $12, Children $$ 12.00, Concession $12
Prebooking requiredhttps://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/historic-dairy-cottage-tour-saturday-tours-tickets-52970798083
Attendance limit:
Less than 50
Onsite facilities:
Other things
you need to know:
Toilets are within the park