Dairy and Ranger’s Cottages TourPHIVE Programming

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Dairy and Ranger’s Cottages Tour

Visit a World Heritage listed colonial site forming one of 11 sites within Australia right here in Parramatta

Explore one of Australia’s oldest buildings, part of a World Heritage listed site. Delve into the site’s fascinating stories and uncover its historical, social and architectural importance to Australia. Examine original construction details, including lathe and plaster walls, colonial brickwork and a shingle roof.

The Dairy Cottage is located on the site of the first Government Farm. Built in 1796, it was home to George Salter, an ex-convict turned cattleman. It later became part of Governor Macquarie’s Domain, now included on the World Heritage list. In the early 1800s, the cottage was converted to a dairy, and a sunken milk-processing room was constructed, which can be viewed beneath the adjacent Ranger’s Cottage.

This tour is suitable for adults & children over 7 years of age. Due to the fragile nature of the buildings, entry is limited to groups of no more than 12. The site is not accessible to wheelchairs or strollers.

Event date

Event Details

Dairy Precinct, Long Avenue, Parramatta Park (northern end), Parramatta, NSW

Meeting point is at the northern end of Parramatta Park near the Parramatta River.


Saturday 15 April - 11:00am to 12:00 noon

Entry fees:
Adults $ 15, Children $ 15
Prebooking requiredhttps://parramatta-events.bookable.net.au/#!/event-detail/ev_81ce38fa681346ba8d63a2af0bab624f
Attendance limit:
Less than 50
Onsite facilities:
Other things
you need to know:
There is limited parking within Parramatta Park. The cottages can be reached via Parramatta Park or via the walkway between Commbank Stadium and the Parramatta Leagues Club. There is paid parking at Commbank Stadium