Historic Dairy Cottage TourParramatta Heritage and Visitor Information Centre

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Historic Dairy Cottage Tour

Visit one of the oldest colonial buildings in Australia and view a rare sunken dairy on this intimate group tour.

Grab this chance to explore one of Australia’s oldest buildings. Take an exclusive tour at the Dairy Precinct in Parramatta Park to 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 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 enlarged and converted to a dairy, and a sunken milk-processing room was constructed. The milk room can be viewed beneath the adjacent Ranger’s Cottage.

This tour is suitable for adults and children over 7 years of age. Due to the fragile nature of the buildings, entry is limited to groups of no more than 12.
Bookings are essential.

Event dates

Event Details

Dairy and Ranger's Cottages, Byrnes Avenue, Parramatta Park, Parramatta, NSW

Meeting point is at the Dairy and Ranger's Cottages on the northern end of Parramatta Park.


10am - 11am

Entry fees:
Adults $ 15, Children $ 15
Prebooking requiredhttps://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/heritage-festival-historic-dairy-cottage-tour-tickets-254250810017?aff=ebdsoporgprofile(02) 8839 3311
Attendance limit:
Less than 50
Onsite facilities:
Other things
you need to know:
Limited parking is available within Parramatta Park. Paid parking at the Commbank Stadium or Parramatta Leagues Club with a short walk to the Dairy and Ranger's Cottages