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
Sydney Aquatic Centre
Blacktown International Sports Park
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 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.
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
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 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 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, 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
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 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
Waldorf Parramatta Apartment Hotel
110 - 114 James Ruse Drive, Rosehill NSW, 2142