Let’s make Parramatta river swimmable again by
– 2025 –


The summer holiday season is a wonderful time to explore the Parramatta River and its surrounds. Whether it’s cooling off in Lake Parramatta or one of the other three sites currently open to swimming, cycling along the Subiaco Creek link or other cycle paths, discovering some of the hidden bays and beaches by kayak or enjoying the scenic views on a Rivercat trip, there’s so much to do on the river.




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A swimmable river means more than just people swimming. It means a clean and healthy river, with vibrant and active spaces that everyone can easily get to and enjoy in different ways. Explore the benefits