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“Great escape from the suburbs ”

Lake Parramatta Reserve
Ranked #222 of 500 things to do in Sydney
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Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

What a great place for a day out amd so close to Parramatta. Picnic facilities are excellent but on a sunny day would be crowded.
Nice cafe seeving average to good food and clean toilets. The walking track around the lake is where you can escape the crowds. In parts you would think you are in the Blue Mountains. The track is rough though in parts so walking shoes needed.

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 26 November 2015 via mobile

Nice place for a picnic, swim or a bushwalk. The walk is a little strenuous so bring some water.the dam is cool as well, have a look

Date of experience: November 2015
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Reviewed 26 August 2015

You could be absolutely anywhere in Australia when you're in the middle of this walk. Except for the faint hum of nearby traffic noise,the area is beautifully peaceful & well forested.A must is the circuit walk around the lake which takes about an hour at a leisurely pace. Sit & rest along the edge of the lake & enjoy the serenity. Enjoy the view of the dam wall & sit in one of the many cute gazebos to enjoy a packed lunch. If you have a group of people,there are a number of lovely picnic areas with BBQs & if you don't have your own food,have a bite to eat at the kiosk which serves lovely meals overlooking the lake.This place is heaven a midst a busy city.

Date of experience: August 2015
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Reviewed 2 July 2015

Paradise in the middle of Parramatta - a WONDERFUL place to walk your dog - there are 3 trails of varying length - 1.5km and 2.5 km and 4.5km - dogs had a ball so did the humans. Dogs must be on a lead, as there is so much wildlife, great place for dogs to have a swim at the creek crossing. Lake Cafe needs to be updated, however we enjoyed a really great coffee - beautiful reserve for family, friends and doggies.

Date of experience: June 2015
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Reviewed 14 June 2015

This is a lovely reserve in suburbia that I didn't know existed until I found it on tripadvisor. There is a central area with parking and a picnic/bbq area, toilets and children playground. There is a little cafe there too. It was very busy on a Sunday with families celebrating birthdays or just having a get together. I would suggest if you want to do that on the weekend, get here early for a table. We did the lake circuit walking track, which was nice, but long, and only just manageable for my 5 year old with a little help. My 7 year old managed it just fine. You wouldn't even know you were still in the suburbs if you couldn't hear traffic noises from the major roads nearby drifting in every now and then

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank angie_robyn
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