Historical Dairy and Ranger CottagesParramatta Heritage & Visitor Information Centre

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Historical Dairy and Ranger Cottages

Experience a fascinating glimpse into the history of the Dairy Cottage Precinct in Parramatta Park by a knowledgeable guided tour.
Grab this chance to explore one of Australia’s oldest buildings, part of a World Heritage listed site.

Take an exclusive tour at the Dairy Precinct in Parramatta Park and 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 on 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 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.

A number of areas in the Dairy Precinct have limited accessibility. There are also uneven surfaces inside the cottages and surrounding gardens, with paths and entries that may cause trips, slips or falls so only for the sure-footed.

Event date

Event Details

Bryne Avenue, Parramatta Park, NSW

Meeting - Dairy Cottage Precinct,
Bryne Ave., Parramatta Park.
Parking is available near the Cottages.
A 20 minute walk west of the Parramatta Train Station.


Please arrive at 10.45am in order to begin Tour at 11am.
Tour time - 11am-12 noon

Entry fees:
Adults $15
Prebooking requiredhttps://www.eventbrite.com.au/myevent?eid=13128998487902 8839 3311
Attendance limit:
Onsite facilities: