22 December 2017
Parramatta is a suburban city west of Sydney’s CBD. After visiting Olympic Park we continued by train to Parramatta. We spent a few hours exploring the town by foot. From the train station we headed west to Parramatta Park, crossed the Parramatta River to see the new Western Sydney Stadium under construction, and returned along the trails running parallel to the Parramatta River. The city and Westfield Parramatta Mall were buzzing with Christmas shoppers. We got the impression the city and surroundings are a nice place to live but there is no major draw for tourism.