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Attractions near Novotel Sydney Parramatta


We keep you up to date on all the latest entertainment and events in Parramatta. Novotel Sydney Parramatta is located in the centre of Parramatta CBD, a prime location for guests to explore all that this Western Sydney urban hub has to offer. Parramatta is a popular destination to experience the best in entertainment. A true Urban Oasis - Novotel Sydney Parramatta is just minutes from the city's most historic neighbourhoods including Riverside Theatres, CommBank Stadium Parramatta, Westfield Parramatta Shopping Centre, Parramatta Train Station and Ferry Terminal and offers close access to Rosehill Gardens Racecourse, Sydney Olympic Park, and Sydney CBD.

Trivia: Why is Parramatta called Parramatta?

The second European settlement in Australia, it was founded in 1788 by Governor Arthur Phillip as a western outlying farm colony of Sydney. Initially called Rose Hill, it was renamed Parramatta, an Aboriginal word meaning “head of waters,” the year after it was proclaimed a town in 1790.

Novotel Sydney Parramatta is situated in the Parramatta CBD and is an escape for leisure and business guests alike.   The  hotel features 350 Restaurant and Lounge and an impressive range of conference spaces with cutting-edge meeting technology.  

When staying at Novotel Sydney Parramatta you will receive a warm and attentive reception. Our team will also provide you with the level of professionalism and service that you deserve.

Here are some of the reasons why you should visit Parramatta:

  • Parramatta has many hidden gems throughout the city thanks to the celebration of different cultures, appreciation for history, and love of green spaces.
  • Parramatta is a major business and commercial centre.
  • Parramatta is the home to Westfield Parramatta, the tenth largest shopping centre in Australia.
  • Parramatta is the major transport hub for Western Sydney, servicing trains and buses, as well as having a ferry wharf. 
  • It’s the heart of Greater Western Sydney with a buzzy nightlife and a big long list of excellent places to eat and drink.
  • Parramatta is abundant with parks.
  • It is Sydney’s second CBD. 
  • Why do the locals love it?  - Because it embodies “live, work and play”. 

You’ll never get bored at Novotel Sydney Parramatta as there is always something to do!

Commbank Stadium in Parramatta

CommBank Stadium

CommBank Stadium is an iconic piece of the local community, for sport and entertainment, as well as for diverse business, cultural and community events and is the venue for all of Parramatta Eel’s home games.

Old Government House

Parramatta Park and Old Government House

Parramatta Park is one of the 11 Australian Convict Sites on the UNESCO World Heritage list.Georgian Styled Old Government House in Parramatta Park is the oldest surviving public building in Australia.

Museums in Parramatta

Museums in Parramatta

Engage with history, science and culture at museums in Parramatta nearby to Novotel Sydney Parramatta. 

Qudos Bank Arena

Qudos Bank Arena

Qudos Bank Arena is ranked as the Number 4 Arenas in the World and is the largest indoor entertainment and sporting Arena in Australia.

Lake Parramatta Reserve

Lake Parramatta Reserve

Start the day off right with a leisurely bushwalk around Lake Parramatta Reserve.

Parramatta River Ferry

Parramatta River Ferry

Zoom into Sydney on the RiverCat catamaren taking in the sites by the water.

Racecourse at Rosehill Gardens

Rosehill Gardens

Rosehill races is the main Western Sydney track of the Australian Turf Club and is the home of Sydney’s biggest horse race, the Golden Slipper Stakes

Riverside Theatre

Riverside Theatre

Riverside Theatres is Western Sydney's premier performing arts centre. With over 1,000 events per year, Riverside offers something for young and old.

Festivals in Parramatta

Parramatta Festivals

You’ll find plenty of exciting festivals and events in Parramatta, in the heart of Western Sydney.  Immerse yourself in Parramatta Lanes, Burramatta Festival and Parramamasala.