Catching the Parramatta ferry into Sydney CBD is one of the single best ways to experience the city’s waterways, so it’s fortunate that Parramatta Wharf is situated directly below your suite. Take the free city shuttle to explore Parramatta’s shopping and restaurants, then discover local history at the Parramatta Female Factory and local museums. George Street is also ideally positioned for the Olympic Park Showgrounds, ANZ Stadium and Rosehill Racecourse, as well as soaking up the sun along the river and at Parramatta Park. These Parramatta events aren’t to be missed
Australia Day Parramatta in January
Tropfest in February
Parramasala in March
Parramatta Lunar New Year in February
Vivid Sydney in May and June
Parramatta Lanes in October (as part of Good Food Month)
Parramatta New Year’s Eve in December
Restaurants near Meriton Suites George Street
Craving something sweet or something more substantial? You have plenty of choices just a short walk away.
Bourke Street Bakery, 186-190/1 Church St (10 minute walk) There’s nothing quite as satisfying as a perfect pastry. Bourke Street Bakery is a beloved local institution, with a friendly team serving up breakfast and lunch options and excellent coffee.
Courtney’s Brasserie, 30 Charles St (1 minute walk) Just a few steps away from your front doorstep there’s an elegant dining option for a special dinner or date night. Courtney’s Brasserie offers Modern Australian in beautifully presented dishes.
Uncle Kurt’s beneath City Centre Carpark (6 minute walk) If you’re searching for some nightlife then local favourite Uncle Kurt’s offers up martinis and other cocktails and food in an urban bar underneath a carpark. Different? Definitely!
Shopping close to Meriton Suites George Street
You have a wealth of shopping options close by to your suite on the river:
Westfield Parramatta, Church St (15 minute walk) One of the city’s biggest shopping hubs for fashion, gifts and homewares, with over 400 retailers and all the leading brands.
DFO Homebush, 3-5 Underwood Rd (15 minute drive) Bargain hunters will be delighted with a visit to Direct Factory Outlet, where you’ll find big brands at up to 70% off.
Harris Park, Parramatta (14 minute walk) Your go-to area for Indian spices and groceries, plus a colourful mix of Lebanese, Italian and Japanese eateries.
For the essentials:
Coles supermarket, Victoria Rd (12 minute walk)
Chemist Warehouse Parramatta, 202-208 Church St (9 minute walk)
Australia Post Parramatta, 57 Macquarie St (10 minute walk)
Transport to and from your George Street accommodation
Travel by river, road or rail to get to and from your Parramatta suite easily: Taxi
Journey: A 55-60 minute trip from Sydney Airport (Domestic) to Meriton Suites George Street.
Journey: A 40-45 minute trip from Sydney Airport (Domestic) to Parramatta Station, then a 10 minute walk to Meriton Suites George Street. The free Parramatta shuttle stops close to the station and has a stop right near the hotel.