Bat out of Hell – The Musical


Looking for accommodation close to Sydney Olympic Park, or a hotel near Qudos Bank Arena, Holiday Inn Parramatta is it. Only a 5 minute walk from Parramatta Train Station and a 20 minute drive from Qudos Bank Arena, it’s perfect for attendees and also provides accommodation close to public transport.

Based on one of the best-selling albums of all time, the award-winning wild child rock musical features a powerhouse of hits including “You Took The Words Right Out of My Mouth,” “Bat Out Of Hell,” and “I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)”. An epic love story of rebellious youth and passion, this rock spectacular brings to life the legendary hits of Jim Steinman in an exhilarating two and a half hour rock event. For more information, click here.

Rod Stewart – The Hits Tour

In October 2020, Rod Stewart will be performing at Qudos Bank Arena. For accommodation close to Sydney Olympic Park, Holiday Inn Parramatta is ideal. Only a 5 minute walk from Parramatta Train Station and a 20 minute drive from Qudos Bank Arena, if you’re looking for a hotel close to Qudos Bank Arena or a hotel close to public transport, Holiday Inn Parramatta can’t be beat. It’s the perfect accommodation for concert-goers, with 24 hour Room Service and a full buffet breakfast available until 10.30am the following morning.

Still, at the very top of his game, Stewart has followed a triumphant stadium tour this UK summer with one of his biggest UK tours ever, with live performances running through November and December of 2019. In addition, he has also toured the USA, with highlights including headlining a series of shows at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas as part of a multi-year residency and adding a third sold-out Hollywood Bowl concert in LA for a landmark reunion set with his former bandmate Jeff Beck. For more information, click here.

Elton John – Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour

Elton John will bring his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour to Qudos Bank Arena on the 7th, 9th and 14th January 2020. For accommodation close to Sydney Olympic Park, Holiday Inn Parramatta is great for concert-goers, only 15 minute drive or train trip from Qudos Bank Arena. With a full buffet breakfast on offer, as well as 24hr room service, Holiday Inn Parramatta is the perfect hotel for those staying out late.

This tour is not his goodbye it’s ours. A thank-you for those lucky enough to embark with him on his journey of pure pop magic. His parting gift to his fans is a night to feast on the banquet of his career, a moving adieu to a decades-spanning icon who is still here to appreciate it. For more information, click here.

Marvel Universe LIVE

Marvel Universe LIVE is on at Qudos Bank Arena from the 16/04/2020 – 19/04/2020. Holiday Inn Parramatta is a hotel close to Sydney Olympic Park, only a 15 trip by train or drive. A 5 minute walk from Parramatta Train Station, Holiday Inn Parramatta provides great accommodation for families, with kids under 12 staying and eating free.

Marvel fans assemble, for this live, action-packed battle to save the universe! This all-new live arena show unites 25 of your favourite Marvel super heroes and villains including; Spider-Man, the Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy and Doctor Strange in a race against time to stop Loki from gaining control and crowning himself ruler of the universe. Witness the cutting-edge special effects and immersive video projection in this legendary, live adventure. For more information, click here.

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

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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

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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!



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.

Parramatta Row Boats

Parramatta Row Boats

Located on the shores of Lake Parramatta, row boats line the bank against a picturesque Parramatta Park. A quiet retreat with the family only minutes from the bustling centre of Parramatta CBD, Parramatta Rowboats offer Rowboats, Pedal Boats, Canoes, Kayaks and Stand Up Boards hire for family and singles alike. This equipment can be hired on the beautiful lake which friends & family can enjoy the clean and calm reservoir without the worry of rough water and tides/current making it very easy to pedal or row your way to a fun experience. A family favourite are the pedal boats which can hold up to 2 adults and 2 children with no experience needed! Lake Parramatta Reserve is open every day of the year. The main entrance is accessed from Lackey Street off Bourke Street in North Parramatta, with entry gates opening at 6.30am and closing at 5.30pm (7.30pm during daylight saving). Public transport is available via Bus609 (nearest stop on Bourke Street. To plan your trip visit or call 131 500.

Sydney Olympic Park

The Sydney Olympic Park, home to the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games has lived on through the years and has become a thriving entertainment and business district in the west of Sydney.

The complex hosts anything from sports to concerts to the annual Royal Sydney Easter Show. During sporting seasons, the Park is a popular venue for state, national and even international sporting events, particularly basketball, rugby, soccer. If your sporting interests extend past rugby and soccer, the Sydney Olympic Park also hosts BMX, archery, indoor handle and skateboarding. Whether you wish to rent the venues to hone your own skills or your teams, there is something for every sporting fan and budding athlete to enjoy.

Not only does this complex host sporting events but music and entertainment as well. From huge international acts such as Justin Bieber, Beyonce, Santana or Andre Rieau to local artists at huge music festivals, there is never a shortage of concerts at the Sydney Olympic Park. Some entertainment options offered at Sydney Olympic Park include food festivals, international film festivals and comedy events.

For those that wish to visit the Sydney Olympic park away from the buzz of sporting events or concerts, there are a huge range of culinary experiences to enjoy for every taste and budget. Anything from sushi, steak, Italian or Thai is available. We recommending ending the night right with a nightcap at the world class bars and pubs on offer, whether you are looking for a chic cocktail bar or relaxed pub, you’ll find something to suit your taste.