Discover the Foundations of Parramatta
This walk focuses on a number of archaeological sites located within the CBD of Parramatta. These sites are amongst the most significant remains of the early colonial history of New South Wales and underpin the importance of Parramatta as a world class heritage destination.
This walk covers the historic precinct of Parramatta bounded by the Parramatta River, O’Connell, George and Macquarie Streets, including a section of World Heritage listed Parramatta Park Domain. You will see close up – Aboriginal scar trees, Governor Phillips redoubt (fort), the foundations of the original Government Farm settlement, Governor Macquarie’s weir, the Old Kings School, the archaeological remains of Governor Macquarie’s first hospital, the oldest remaining building in the Parramatta CBD, the first bowling green in Australia, the archaeological remains of convict huts and the Wheatsheath Hotel, the oldest stone bridge in Australia, and the original foundations of the first Government House in Parramatta. Along with much more. Optional lunch at Lachlan’s Restaurant.