Visit Parramatta

THE HEART OF WESTERN SYDNEY

Perfectly located directly opposite Rosehill Gardens Racecourse and on the fringe of Parramatta CBD, renown as the heart of Western Sydney, Waldorf Parramatta Apartment Hotel is situated in close proximity to nearby sporting and entertainment precincts such as Sydney Olympic Park, ANZ Stadium, Sydney Showgrounds, Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney Valvoline Raceway, Parramatta Park and the new Western Sydney Stadium, currently under construction.

The hotel is also close to a variety of restaurants and cafes in nearby Harris Park, known as Little India, along with the vibrant Church Street in Parramatta known as Eat Street with it’s vast range of different cuisines and delights. With public transport right on the doorstep and Rosehill train station only across the road, our apartment hotel is perfect for the business or leisure traveller.  A little further abroad are further attraction such as Sydney’s Wet n Wild Water Theme Park, Sydney Motor Sport Park, Featherdale Wildlife Park and the soon to be built Sydney Zoo at Bungarribee Super Park. With comfortable and affordable spacious apartments we are truly offering the ideal base from which to explore Parramatta and Western Sydney.

You are in the centre of it all!

The Waldorf Parramatta Apartment Hotel is centrally located on the fringe of the Parramatta CBD, one of Sydney’s newest business districts.

Location

  • Sydney Airport – 31km, approx. 30 minutes Sydney CBD – 23km, approx. 27 minutes
  • In the heart of Sydney’s west, the property is ideally located to ensure you have access to all the main attractions.
  • Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
  • Sydney Olympic Park in Homebush Eastern Creek Raceway
  • Sydney’s Wet ‘n’ Wild Water Theme Park Parramatta Park
  • West eld Shopping Centre
  • Featherdale Wildlife Centre Sydney Aquatic Centre Blacktown Sports Park Parramatta Speedway Parramatta Stadium as well as the famous Eat Street of Parramatta and much, much more.

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Rosehill Gardens Race Course – Located directly opposite the hotel Rosehill Gardens is the home of horse racing in Sydney’s west, encompassing world-class thoroughbred racing, top-tier entertainment and a recent $28 million refurbishment, ensuring a racing venue that sets world-class standards. Rosehill Gardens is home to the world’s richest race for two-year-olds; the $3.5 million Longines Golden Slipper, a race rich in history that attracts racing’s finest two-year-old’s each March.
Immaculate gardens surround the specialist track with sweeping turns that make this premier racecourse one of Australia’s most picturesque.  Location – 50m from the hotel.

Westfield Parramatta Shopping Centre – Westfield Parramatta is home to Australia's third largest shopping centre and has a huge variety of department stores and boutique stores to choose from for well-known fashion and designer brands along with various supermarkets and Event Cinemas. Location – 2km from the hotel.

Parramatta Park – This 85-hectare park is Parramatta's favourite gathering place and is a great place to picnic, celebrate family milestones, get active, take some time out to relax or attend one of the many events and festivals hosted in the Park with over 2.3 million people visiting each year. Location – 3km from the hotel.

Elizabeth Farm - This restful homestead hides a dark and stormy past. Built for the young military couple John and Elizabeth Macarthur and their growing family, Elizabeth Farm has witnessed major events in the growth of the colony, from the toppling of governors and convict rebellion to the birth of the Australian wool industry. As the original cottage was transformed into a fine colonial bungalow, the family’s life was equally gripped with turmoil and drama. Today, set within a re-created 1830s garden, Elizabeth Farm is an ‘access all areas’ museum. There are no barriers, locked doors, delicate furnishings or untouchable ornaments. Australia’s oldest homestead is now our most hands-on ‘living’ house museum. Location – 600m from the hotel.

Old Government House - Standing in 200 acres of parkland overlooking historic Parramatta, Old Government House is Australia's oldest public building. For seven decades, it was the 'country' residence of 12 early governors of the colony, including Governor and Mrs Macquarie who preferred the clean air and space of rural Parramatta to the unsanitary and crime ridden streets of Sydney Town. The central block of the house was built in 1799 by Governor John Hunter, however the house today owes most to Governor and Mrs Macquarie. Their 1815 extensions, designed by Macquarie's Aide, Lieutenant John Watts transformed the house into an elegant Palladian style residence. Old Government House and Domain (Parramatta Park) is one of 11 historic places that together form the Australian Convict Sites UNESCO World Heritage property. Location – 4.1km from the hotel

Church Street Dining Precinct – Church Street also known as Eat Street in the heart of Parramatta is highly regarded as Parramatta's most popular eating hubs. Enjoy the buzz of alfresco street side dining and the wide selection of international cuisine on offer; Italian, Mediterranean, Chinese, Thai - you'll find it all here on Eat Street. Location – 3km from the hotel

Harris Park Dining Precinct – Affectionally known as Little India due to its vast range of Indian eateries, spice markets and dessert bars - Harris Park is the go-to destination for tandoori-lovers! But there's more to this growing city suburb; Lebanese sweet shops, Italian and Greek restaurants and Japanese teppanyaki are all part of the Harris Park dining mix. Location – 1km from the hotel.

Lancer Barracks - The museum of Australia's oldest, most decorated Regiment in the mainland's oldest (1820), heritage listed Lancer Barracks. Trace the evolution of the weaponry, uniforms and equipment of the NSW Cavalry and famed Light Horse - from horses and lances through machine guns and tanks to contemporary armoured reconnaissance. With a retired Lancer as guide, hear stories of the Regiment's ceremonial duties at home and overseas as Vice-Regal Escort, and of its active service in the Boer War, in WWI as the First Light Horse at Gallipoli and Palestine, and in WWII in New Guinea and Borneo where it mounted what is to this day Australia's largest ever tank attack at Balikpapan. View one of Australia's best Boer War collections, including handwritten first known versions of Banjo Patterson war poems; clamber over the collection of vintage armoured vehicles, and see the world from inside a 50 ton Centurion Main Battle Tank. Location – 2.2km from the hotel

Lake Parramatta – Lake Parramatta Reserve is a 73 hectare bushland and parkland reserve located within two kilometres of the Parramatta central business district. It is the largest bushland remnant surviving in the Parramatta Local Government Area. It is also recognised as one of the most significant and beautiful bushland remnants in Western Sydney. Evidence still remains of the regular usage and occupation by the Aboriginal Burramattagal clan within Lake Parramatta Reserve and Hunts Creek. Location – 5.2km from the hotel

Riverside Theatre - Riverside Theatres offers three venues under the one roof. The Rafferty’s Theatre, the most intimate space seats 88 people and suits small corporate events, seminars, stand up comedy acts, small scale productions, cinema presentations or even an exhibition. The Lennox Theatre is a flexible space seating 213 people. The largest theatre, the Riverside Theatre, can house up to 761 patrons with comfortable, plush seating in a conventional proscenium arch stage with orchestra pit and fly tower. Larger scale productions including international acts are often seen on the Riverside stage including Shakespeare, comedy, drama, ballet, contemporary dance and musicals. Location – 3.5km from the hotel

Sydney Olympic Park - Sydney Olympic Park is a large sports and entertainment complex in western Sydney. The area was redeveloped for the 2000 Olympics. The facilities built continue to be used for sporting, musical, and cultural events, including the Sydney Royal Easter Show, Sydney Festival and a number of world-class sporting fixtures. The Park is also home to ANZ Stadium, Spotless Stadium and Qudos Bank Arena which are all used for various sporting events, concerts and shows. Location – 7km from the hotel

Stadium Australia - Stadium Australia, commercially known as ANZ Stadium and formerly as Telstra Stadium, is a multi-purpose stadium located in the Sydney Olympic Park. Originally built to host the 2000 Summer Olympics the stadium is now used for a variety of sporting events ranging from rugby league, rugby union and soccer along with major music concerts and other events. Tours of the stadium are also available with a go behind-the-scenes tour and see where some of the world’s biggest stars prepare; get the chance to run through the tunnel that has witnessed the beginning and end of many dreams, before finishing on the original medal podium from the Sydney Olympic Games. Location – 7km from the hotel

Qudos Bank Arena - Ranked in the Top 10 arenas in the world, Qudos Bank Arena is the largest indoor entertainment and sporting arena in Australia that can accommodate up to 21,000 visitors! Originally built for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, it has now established itself as one of Australia’s major concert venues for a vast number of international performers, other family events and sporting events. Location – 7.2km from the hotel

DFO Homebush – Sydney's leading retail factory outlet, DFO Homebush, has recently completed its AUD100 million redevelopment to accommodate an expansion of its Australian, international and luxury retail offering. The premier shopping destination features 126 stores across two levels. The city's first combined factory outlet and homemaker centre includes 90 fashion retailers plus 18 bulky goods and homewares stores including brands Oroton, Polo Ralph Lauren, Hugo Boss, JB HI FI Home, Freedom, Peter Alexander and Lululemon just to name a few! Location – 8km from the hotel

Sydney Valvoline Raceway – Each summer, the speedway game changes as Australia's best Ultimate Sprintcar drivers battle it out at Sydney's iconic Valvoline Raceway.
Drivers from all over the country along with some of America's best racers making the trip down under to contest several Sprintcar rounds. Throughout the season, you'll also enjoy other action-packed categories like Speedcars, Late Models, Legend Cars and more. Plus, more than often, you'll be treated to Fireworks, Demolition Derbies and one monster of a Monster Truck show. Location – 2.5km from the hotel

Wet ‘n’ Wild Sydney - Wet'n'Wild Sydney features amazing world first attractions, interactive ride technology and takes fun to a whole new level for the entire family. Wet'n'Wild Sydney is the biggest and best water theme park and home to a never before seen range of slides and attractions including heart pumping thrills on the world's tallest double SkyCoaster and the best beach ever with white sandy shores and no rips or sharks.
With over 40 slides and attractions including a whole zone dedicated to little water adventurers and adrenalin pumping action on some the tallest and fastest water rides in the world, it’s so much more than a water park. Location – 13.5km from the hotel

Sydney Motorsport Park – Sydney Motorsport Park, also known as Eastern Creek Raceway is a purpose-built motorsport facility and is the only permanent motor sport race track in Sydney. Featuring four race circuit configurations to suit a number of motorsport activities for any motorsport enthusiast as well as being Sydney’s main hub for driver safety, education and vehicle testing. Location – 19km from the hotel.

Featherdale Wildlife Park - Featherdale Wildlife Park is home to one of Australia's most comprehensive collections of native wildlife. Have a personal encounter with a Koala and hand feed Kangaroos and Wallabies. Visitors are invited to take a walk on the wild side and meet over 1,700 animals from more than 280 different species. As well as many Koalas and Kangaroos, features include face-to-face encounters with all kinds of wildlife including Wallabies, Emus, an amazingly diverse range of birds and 40 species of reptiles in the Reptilian Pavilion. 
You will also get the chance to encounter some more unexpected highlights such as Bettongs, Little Penguins, Wombats, a 4.5-metre Saltwater Crocodile and 30 species of endangered or vulnerable animals including Bilbys Location – 19km from the hotel

Sydney is one of the world’s most loved cities and it has a lively and vibrant buzz that makes it the ultimate destination throughout the year. Sydney is the premier city for events in Australia. The city ends each year and kicks-off every new-year with a world-renowned display of NYE fireworks . There are countless festivals, cultural exhibitions, days of celebration, and sporting events filling Sydney’s calendar. With the ability to entice people to from around the world, Sydney is always buzzing with activity, no matter which season!

Sydney knows how to throw a party and, with a number of public holiday celebrations held throughout the year, you’ll be able to experience some of Sydney’s legendary hospitality. The holiday and new-year period moves seamlessly into a celebration of the city itself, with Vivid Sydney bringing lights, music, fun and frivolity to the streets. Events and holidays that are important to Australia’s history, including Australia Day and ANZAC Day, are solemn yet joyful times, with parades and other public events on offer.

International sporting rivalries and other sporting events are played out on Sydney’s world famous sporting arenas. Whether you are cheering for the Green and Gold as they do battle with international foes, or get immersed in the parochial appeal of Sydney’s local sporting rivalries, sporting events in Sydney will leave you wanting more of the city’s dynamic atmosphere.

With world-class facilities, Sydney is also home to Australia’s best cultural events. Sydney’s thriving arts community is on display alongside the best of the world in the city’s performance spaces, such as the Sydney Opera House and the Capitol Theatre. Exhibitions from around the world often choose to make a temporary home in Sydney, set amongst some of the best museums in Australia.

So whether you’re in the mood for frivolity and street parties, aperitifs at the Opera House, or wearing the colours of your favourite sporting team, Sydney plays host to the events that are important to you.

For more information on various events occurring throughout the year please visit the following event calendars;

Sydney Event Calendar
Parramatta Events Calendar
Rosehill Gardens Racecourse Events Calendar
Qudos Banks Arena Events Calendar
Sydney Showgrounds Events Calendar
ANZ Stadium Events Calendar

FINDING US:

If you require any additional assistance, please call us on 02 8837 8000

BY CAR
From the Airport: Drive west on the M4 Motorway and take the James Ruse Drive exit. Turn right and continue along James Ruse Drive and before turning left at the first set of traffic lights onto Prospect Street and the hotel entrance is immediately on the left.

From the North: Drive south on Pennant Hills Road, merge left onto James Ruse Drive towards Granville. Continue along James Ruse Drive passing the Rosehill Gardens Racecourse before turning right onto Prospect Street. The hotel entrance is immediately on the left.


BY TRAIN
The nearest train station is Rosehill, which is approximately 200m away.

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Parramatta Park

Exterior view at Waldorf Parramatta Apartment Hotel in Parramatta

This 85-hectare park is Parramatta's favourite gathering place and is a great place to picnic, celebrate family milestones, get active, take some time out to relax or attend one of the many events and festivals hosted in the Park with over 2.3 million people visiting each year. Location – 3km from the hotel.

Featherdale Wildlife Park

Featherdale Wildlife Park

Sydney Aquatic Centre

Sydney Aquatic Centre

Blacktown International Sports Park

Blacktown International Sports Park

Rosehill Gardens Race Course

Rosehill Gardens Race Course

Located directly opposite the hotel Rosehill Gardens is the home of horse racing in Sydney’s west, encompassing world-class thoroughbred racing, top-tier entertainment and a recent $28 million refurbishment, ensuring a racing venue that sets world-class standards. Rosehill Gardens is home to the world’s richest race for two-year-olds; the $3.5 million Longines Golden Slipper, a race rich in history that attracts racing’s finest two-year-old’s each March.

Westfield Parramatta Shopping Centre

Westfield Parramatta Shopping Centre

Westfield Parramatta is home to Australia's third largest shopping centre and has a huge variety of department stores and boutique stores to choose from for well-known fashion and designer brands along with various supermarkets and Event Cinemas. Location – 2km from the hotel.

Elizabeth Farm

Elizabeth Farm

This restful homestead hides a dark and stormy past. Built for the young military couple John and Elizabeth Macarthur and their growing family, Elizabeth Farm has witnessed major events in the growth of the colony, from the toppling of governors and convict rebellion to the birth of the Australian wool industry. As the original cottage was transformed into a fine colonial bungalow, the family’s life was equally gripped with turmoil and drama. Today, set within a re-created 1830s garden, Elizabeth Farm is an ‘access all areas’ museum. There are no barriers, locked doors, delicate furnishings or untouchable ornaments. Australia’s oldest homestead is now our most hands-on ‘living’ house museum. Location – 600m from the hotel.

Old Government House

Old Government House

Standing in 200 acres of parkland overlooking historic Parramatta, Old Government House is Australia's oldest public building. For seven decades, it was the 'country' residence of 12 early governors of the colony, including Governor and Mrs Macquarie who preferred the clean air and space of rural Parramatta to the unsanitary and crime ridden streets of Sydney Town. The central block of the house was built in 1799 by Governor John Hunter, however the house today owes most to Governor and Mrs Macquarie. Their 1815 extensions, designed by Macquarie's Aide, Lieutenant John Watts transformed the house into an elegant Palladian style residence. Old Government House and Domain (Parramatta Park) is one of 11 historic places that together form the Australian Convict Sites UNESCO World Heritage property. Location – 4.1km from the hotel

Lancer Barracks

Lancer Barracks

The museum of Australia's oldest, most decorated Regiment in the mainland's oldest (1820), heritage listed Lancer Barracks. Trace the evolution of the weaponry, uniforms and equipment of the NSW Cavalry and famed Light Horse - from horses and lances through machine guns and tanks to contemporary armoured reconnaissance. With a retired Lancer as guide, hear stories of the Regiment's ceremonial duties at home and overseas as Vice-Regal Escort, and of its active service in the Boer War, in WWI as the First Light Horse at Gallipoli and Palestine, and in WWII in New Guinea and Borneo where it mounted what is to this day Australia's largest ever tank attack at Balikpapan. View one of Australia's best Boer War collections, including handwritten first known versions of Banjo Patterson war poems; clamber over the collection of vintage armoured vehicles, and see the world from inside a 50 ton Centurion Main Battle Tank. Location – 2.2km from the hotel

Lake Parramatta

Lake Parramatta

Lake Parramatta Reserve is a 73 hectare bushland and parkland reserve located within two kilometres of the Parramatta central business district. It is the largest bushland remnant surviving in the Parramatta Local Government Area. It is also recognised as one of the most significant and beautiful bushland remnants in Western Sydney. Evidence still remains of the regular usage and occupation by the Aboriginal Burramattagal clan within Lake Parramatta Reserve and Hunts Creek. Location – 5.2km from the hotel

Riverside Theatre

Riverside Theatre

Riverside Theatres offers three venues under the one roof. The Rafferty’s Theatre, the most intimate space seats 88 people and suits small corporate events, seminars, stand up comedy acts, small scale productions, cinema presentations or even an exhibition. The Lennox Theatre is a flexible space seating 213 people. The largest theatre, the Riverside Theatre, can house up to 761 patrons with comfortable, plush seating in a conventional proscenium arch stage with orchestra pit and fly tower. Larger scale productions including international acts are often seen on the Riverside stage including Shakespeare, comedy, drama, ballet, contemporary dance and musicals. Location – 3.5km from the hotel

Sydney Olympic Park

Sydney Olympic Park

Sydney Olympic Park is a large sports and entertainment complex in western Sydney. The area was redeveloped for the 2000 Olympics. The facilities built continue to be used for sporting, musical, and cultural events, including the Sydney Royal Easter Show, Sydney Festival and a number of world-class sporting fixtures. The Park is also home to ANZ Stadium, Spotless Stadium and Qudos Bank Arena which are all used for various sporting events, concerts and shows. Location – 7km from the hotel

Stadium Australia

Stadium Australia

Stadium Australia, commercially known as ANZ Stadium and formerly as Telstra Stadium, is a multi-purpose stadium located in the Sydney Olympic Park. Originally built to host the 2000 Summer Olympics the stadium is now used for a variety of sporting events ranging from rugby league, rugby union and soccer along with major music concerts and other events. Tours of the stadium are also available with a go behind-the-scenes tour and see where some of the world’s biggest stars prepare; get the chance to run through the tunnel that has witnessed the beginning and end of many dreams, before finishing on the original medal podium from the Sydney Olympic Games. Location – 7km from the hotel

Qudos Bank Arena

Qudos Bank Arena

Ranked in the Top 10 arenas in the world, Qudos Bank Arena is the largest indoor entertainment and sporting arena in Australia that can accommodate up to 21,000 visitors! Originally built for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, it has now established itself as one of Australia’s major concert venues for a vast number of international performers, other family events and sporting events. Location – 7.2km from the hotel

DFO Homebush

DFO Homebush

Sydney's leading retail factory outlet, DFO Homebush, has recently completed its AUD100 million redevelopment to accommodate an expansion of its Australian, international and luxury retail offering. The premier shopping destination features 126 stores across two levels. The city's first combined factory outlet and homemaker centre includes 90 fashion retailers plus 18 bulky goods and homewares stores including brands Oroton, Polo Ralph Lauren, Hugo Boss, JB HI FI Home, Freedom, Peter Alexander and Lululemon just to name a few! Location – 8km from the hotel

Wet ‘n’ Wild Sydney

Wet ‘n’ Wild Sydney

Wet'n'Wild Sydney features amazing world first attractions, interactive ride technology and takes fun to a whole new level for the entire family. Wet'n'Wild Sydney is the biggest and best water theme park and home to a never before seen range of slides and attractions including heart pumping thrills on the world's tallest double SkyCoaster and the best beach ever with white sandy shores and no rips or sharks.
With over 40 slides and attractions including a whole zone dedicated to little water adventurers and adrenalin pumping action on some the tallest and fastest water rides in the world, it’s so much more than a water park. Location – 13.5km from the hotel

Sydney Motorsport Park

Sydney Motorsport Park

Sydney Motorsport Park, also known as Eastern Creek Raceway is a purpose-built motorsport facility and is the only permanent motor sport race track in Sydney. Featuring four race circuit configurations to suit a number of motorsport activities for any motorsport enthusiast as well as being Sydney’s main hub for driver safety, education and vehicle testing. Location – 19km from the hotel

Waldorf Parramatta Apartment Hotel

Exterior view at Waldorf Parramatta Apartment Hotel in Parramatta

110 - 114 James Ruse Drive, Rosehill NSW, 2142