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Lake Parramatta Reserve

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This lake is a little paradise.

It is very attractive, secluded and little known paradise. Bird life, Lizzards and rather fun. You... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Adelaide, Australia

Love this park! come here almost weekly. Super creepy after dark though. would recommend a hat if... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“the reserve”(10 reviews)
“hidden gem”(12 reviews)
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Lackey Street, Parramatta, New South Wales 2150, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It is very attractive, secluded and little known paradise. Bird life, Lizzards and rather fun. You can swim, walk the walking tracks or even row or kayak. A complete delight. There are toilet facilities there and a restaurant which I never tried yet.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this park! come here almost weekly. Super creepy after dark though. would recommend a hat if walking

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AmandaHanes96
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had not been here in years. I t was a surprise to see people can now swim in the lake formed by the dam and even jump into water from the rocks. Seemed a little dangerous but adventurous. On previous visits (years ago) we...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kamran B
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Great lake, Cafe is very ordinary - operates literally out of a shed. If the cafe was upgraded to commercial quality - this place could be so much better. The natural beauty saves this location. COuncil have spent a lot of money recently upgrading the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank patrick n
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

Lake Parramatta Reserve, only minutes from Parramatta CBD. A walking trail, sheltered picnic tables and benches, children’s play area, toilets, a cafe, carparking, designated swimming area - a reserve that caters to all ages. Jacaranda and eucalyptus trees, flock of yellow-created cockatoos darting around. You...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ysy21
Reviewed 3 November 2018

Its a big lake and can listen the best sounds of birds. can see nice grass areas. people come and enjoy like picnic spots. can place the tables in sunny day. younger children will enjoy like anything. nice place to visit

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank ravirjy
Reviewed 4 October 2018

The sun sets early this time of year and there is limited opportunities north of Sydney to see wildlife. And Lake Parramatta is not bad, but is very overtrodden. A worked over oasis in the middle of a crowded city. There is good wildlife here,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bruce C
Reviewed 2 October 2018

What a lovely find. Large lake that can be walked around. Lots of families and couples doing the circuit. Cafe to get some coffee. Picnic tables or grassed areas for picnics. Small playground for younger children. Plenty of parking spots when we were there.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank simba6
Reviewed 27 August 2018

One of the very few refuges of native plants and wildlife left in the Sydney basin. Native birds of all kinds, finches, parrots, and water birds. Easy walking tracks. In the evening, bats and possums come out.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank ramAustralia2018
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Parramatta lake is a great way to spend time with the family as you can swim, have a bbq and go for a hike all in the one place. Be warned the water does smell and if you do swim you will have to shower...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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13 December 2018|
Response from patrick n | Reviewed this property |
There are no signs stating this so i guess responsible alcohol use is permitted.
11 December 2018|
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Response from Kirssten | Reviewed this property |
I have seen people do it before. Not that this means that it is legal, but it has been done.
lorry l
6 May 2018|
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Response from 959grege | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can!