World Rivers Day celebrations

Celebrate World Rivers Day at Parramatta Park and Old Government House with a fun day of free activities and workshops for all ages.

Dive into this year’s World Rivers Day with an action-packed family day out at Parramatta Park and Old Government House. Discover Parramatta River’s amazing history and natural beauty, learn how to make clean drinking water, become an artist for the day, and much more!

Meet the knowledgeable and friendly Greater Sydney Parklands education rangers as you explore the stunning spring blossoms in Wistaria Gardens before winding your way along the Parramatta River to Old Government House.  Complete the activity trail along the way and bring your answers to Old Government House for a free copy of the Old Government House guidebook.



Learn how to care for wildlife and their habitat in our busy city with the ‘Our Living River’ team from the Parramatta River Catchment Group and join ‘Junior Riverkeeper’ citizen science and art activities in the Old Government House Courtyard from 10am – 3pm.

Discover Parramatta River’s fascinating First Nations and colonial history with special curator’s tours of The River: Burramatta to Cockatoo exhibition at Old Government House. Entry to the exhibition is ticketed and includes the tours that are held at 11am, 12:30pm and 2pm.


 Old Government House


The World Rivers Day event is part of the Parramatta River Catchment Group’s annual Riverfest from 16 – 24 September celebrating the Parramatta River and its surrounds. To find out about other events happening, visit: and


Parramatta Park (Greater Sydney Parklands) & Parramatta River Catchment Group


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