Tours of Parramatta’s History and Natural Environment

Tours of Parramatta’s History and Natural Environment

Parramatta Heritage and Visitor Information Centre has created a suite of activities and tours that local residents, visitors, their families and friends can enjoy.
These programs inform about Parramatta’s history and natural environment, are educational, lots of fun and a great opportunity for people to meet and share local knowledge.

Click here to view the current January to June 2019 Activities Calendar.

For more information please visit the Visitor Information Centre or their website https://www.discoverparramatta.com/visitorinformation

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A Greener Stay – Environmental Sustainability

A Greener Stay – Environmental Sustainability

From going straw-less to changing our lighting, Holiday Inn Parramatta along with IHG Green Engage are leading the way in reducing our carbon footprint. Holiday Inn Parramatta have officially rolled out our newest environmental sustainability program A GREENER STAY. Our guests can opt in to conserve energy and water, preserve resources and reduce waste and earn 500 IHG Rewards Club Points per stay! To earn these points and save the earth all our guests need to do is hang the green door knob hanger on their door by 2 am to bypass housekeeping for their stay.

The IHG Green Engage system ensures that our surroundings are preserved for everyone to enjoy. For more information visit IHG GREEN ENGAGE & to book your next stay at Holiday Inn Parramatta click here


Holiday Inn Parramatta

9891 1277 | info@hiparramatta.com | 18-40 Anderson St, Parramatta NSW 2150

 

Discover Parramatta – your backyard this summer

Discover Parramatta – your backyard this summer

Stay close to home and uncover hidden gems in Parramatta and beyond. From the best places to eat and drink, heritage landmarks to visit, parks, nature and wildlife to explore. Make discoverparramatta.com your go-to destination, to stay up-to-date with what’s happening in your backyard. If you find a hidden gem, share it with us! #discoverparramatta

Find our more by visiting the Discover Parramatta Website

The Dairy and Rangers Cottages

The Diary & Rangers Cottages located over looking the Parramatta river and is steeped in history being one of he oldest colonial sites in Australia. Major upgrades of the Dairy Precinct were completed in 2016 including the creation of a central exhibition space, new digital media systems and landscape works. Guided Tours of the Dairy & Rangers Cottages are run on the second Saturday of the month at 11 am by the Parramatta Trust. The tour costs $12 and tickets can be booked through the Parramatta park website.

Parramatta Park, is celebrating it’s 160 birthday this year!! It is  great place for celebrations, days out, picnics, family fun and activities. Over 2 million people visit the park each year exploring the historic buildings, events, festivals and picturesque wildlife and gardens. It is only a 10 minute walk from Holiday Inn Parramatta, which hold 181 accommodation rooms catering for families and groups of all sizes, our on site restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Kids stay and eat free when dining with a paying adult and ordering from the kids menu! Parramatta Park is open 365 days a year and entry is free!

 

 

Lauren Hill with special guest Nas

MS. LAURYN HILL is celebrating twenty years of her anthemic debut solo album “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” released twenty years ago this week. The GRAMMY® Award-winning artist who earlier this year announced the North American leg of her huge world tour, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 20th Anniversary Tour, will return to Australia in 2019 joined by very special guest, longtime collaborator and friend Nas.

Ms. Lauryn Hill established her reputation in the music world as the lone female member of the Fugees, whose record sales would make them the second biggest selling R&B act worldwide since Michael Jackson. The now multi-platinum selling artist took the world by storm two decades ago as a solo artist with “The Miseducation of Ms. Lauryn Hill”. Her singles including “Doo Wop (That Thing)” and “Everything Is Everything” catapulted her to superstardom. Only a 15 minute train or drive to Sydney Olympic Park from the Holiday Inn Parramatta, book your accommodation now click here

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers will make a long-overdue and highly-anticipated return Down Under in 2019.

Playing their first Australian headline tour in twelve long years, Red Hot Chili Peppers will bring their unique funk-rock sound and high-energy performances to Australia for arena shows this coming February.

The Peppers are one of the most successful acts in rock history, being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2012.

Fans would be wise to secure their tickets early – this tour will be red hot! Only a 15 minute drive or train ride to Sydney Olympic Park from the Holiday Inn Parramatta, book your accommodation now!

Eminem Concert

Guess who’s back? The wait is finally over! Rap God Eminem will grace Australian shores for RAPTURE at ANZ Stadium on Friday 22 February 2019.

Don’t miss Eminem’s ONE AND ONLY Sydney show with special guests to be announced!  Only a 15 minute drive from Holiday Inn Parramatta, or take a shuttle bus for only $30 pp from our front door to Sydney Olympic Park. Book your accommodation at www.hiparramatta.com

Eagles

American rock band Eagles will bring their critically-acclaimed Eagles World Tour to Australia and New Zealand in February and March. Only a 15 minute drive or train ride from the Holiday Inn Parramatta book your accommodation now rooms are booking out FAST!

The best-selling American band of the 70s and one of the top-selling acts of all time, Eagles’ appeal continues to transcend both generation and genre. Since forming in Los Angeles in 1971, the band have sold more than 150 million albums, scored six #1 albums and topped the singles charts five times.

Their prolific career is celebrated in this tour’s extensive setlist that pulls from all seven of the Eagles’ studio albums — Eagles (1972), Desperado (1973), On The Border (1974), One Of These Nights (1975), Hotel California (1976), The Long Run (1979) and Long Road Out of Eden (2007)

On this tour, the Eagles – Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit, with Vince Gill and Deacon Frey – will be accompanied on stage by an incredible live band that includes a full horn section and full string section. Since the tour began in March, the rock icons have performed to more than half a million fans, gathering shining reviews from critics and fans alike:

‘With Gill and Deacon Frey on board, and the band’s veteran members clearly reinvigorated, the Eagles are back in orbit. Long may they fly.’ – The San Diego Union Tribune

‘It took all of about 20 seconds […] to realize this newfangled Eagles lineup would deliver the goods sonically in concert…The melange of voices melded into the familiar smooth harmonies that helped the Eagles distinguish themselves from so many other groups over their career.’ – Herald Extra

‘It’s amazing that the musicians can make it seem so effortless when you can see with your own eyes how demanding it is. Gill’s crack guitar work is another tool in the arsenal, superbly complementing Steuart Smith’s fretwork.’ – Best Classic Hits

The Antipodean leg of this tour marks their first visit to our countries in four years, last visiting in 2015 for a 14-date run on their famed History of the Eagles World Tour. Demand for tickets was so high that multiple arena shows were added in each capital city, alongside two very special outdoor shows at Hanging Rock and Hope Estate.

Undeniably one of the most pivotal bands in modern music, Eagles have won six GRAMMY® Awards, were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1998, in their first year of eligibility, and received the Kennedy Center Honors in 2016.

To further celebrate their prolific career, Eagles will release their Legacy collection in two comprehensive editions on Friday 2 November (via Warner Music Australia) — available in both a 12-CD/DVD/Blu-ray set, and a 15-LP set.

Don’t miss the opportunity to witness Eagles’ unmistakable West Coast harmonies and unparalleled songwriting talent come alive as they return to Australia and New Zealand in 2019. Their shows on our shores have a reputation for selling out, fans are encouraged to act quickly to secure their tickets to this special concert event! BOOK YOUR TICKETS NOW CLICK HERE

Western Sydney Parklands

Set in the heart of Western Sydney, Western Sydney Parklands is a place for people of all backgrounds to meet, celebrate, learn, play, exercise and appreciate our beautiful natural environment. Only a 15 minute drive from Holiday Inn Parramatta, makes a great day out for the whole family. Entry to Western Sydney Parklands sites is free and is open every day of the year!

Set across Blacktown, Liverpool and Fairfield local government areas, the Parklands includes extensive walking and cycling tracks, award-winning playgrounds, world-class sporting and recreation venues, urban farms and a mountain bike trail. Covering 5280 hectares, it stretches 27 kilometres from Quakers Hill in the north to Leppington in the south. This huge green corridor is part of a long-term vision by the NSW Government for contemporary urban living in Western Sydney. The facilities are here for everyone to enjoy.
Visit the Western Sydney Parklands to find out more by clicking here.

Maroon 5

Maroon 5 Thursday 21st February 2019 at Qudos Bank Arena

Three-time GRAMMY® Award-winning multiplatinum band MAROON 5 has announced rising Sydney star CXLOE as special guest on their RED PILL BLUES WORLD TOUR to Australia in February 2019 for three exclusive concerts.

CXLOE has just released her new single ‘Show You’ globally, written in Los Angeles with Max Farrar and Maroon 5’s Sam Farrar. Wandering between alternative and electronic, CXLOE’s pop sensibility brings the two diverse genres together to create a sound all of her own; a pure musical aesthetic met with complex and dark lyrics brings a true contrast to her artistry.

Maroon 5 stand out as not only one of pop music’s most enduring artists, but also one of the 21st century’s biggest acts. To date, the universally renowned Los Angeles band have achieved three GRAMMY® Awards and become “the most successful group in the history of the Billboard Hot 100” .