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This brochure covers walking routes along the western section of the Parramatta River. At its eastern end it connects with the Parramatta River Walk- Gladesville Bridge to Ryde Bridge map brochure also available on this site. Its western end is the terminal point for this series of walks.
The route includes a fascinating walk through the picnic grounds and mangrove walkways of Bicentennial Park; edges the remarkable recovered landscape and built environment of Sydney Olympic Park (site of the highly successful 2000 Olympic Games), including its extraordinary Brickpit Ring. The walk crosses the river twice as it continues along the riverbank of the Parramatta river through Parramatta CBD before entering the world heritage listed Parramatta Park. A track opened in 2011 leads to the western end of this walking network and the historic camp site at the head of the River reached by Governor Arthur Phillip in April 1788.
This brochure includes link walks to Lake Parramatta Reserve, Parramatta CBD, as well as to historic attractions of Parramatta, including some of Australia's oldest and most significant buildings - Old Government House, Elizabeth Farm, Hambledon Cottage and Experiment Farm Cottage.
The walk forms part of the Sydney Harbour & Coastal Walking Network, one of the world's great urban foreshore walking networks, connecting Broken Bay in Sydney's north to Port Hacking in the south, and west as far as Parramatta.
Any part of the walk can be broken into distances and times of one's own choosing.
Parramatta - Map (pdf)
Brochure- Map and Text (pdf)
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