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Get ready for an unforgettable journey though architecturally stunning country towns, thoughtfully curated galleries, captivating museums and historic sites. Your visit here will take you outdoors over rich agricultural river flats, through untouched National Parks and even underground to magnificent prehistoric caves.

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Bushmans Hill

Wentworth Street, Parkes

Visit the site of one of Parkes' first gold mines, which operated over 100 years ago. Bushman's Hill is an enjoyable place to take a walk, with walking tracks to the top of the hill passing by some interesting historical relics.
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Bushmans Hill

CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope Discovery Centre

585 Telescope Road, Parkes

Located 20 kilometres north of Parkes off the Newell Highway the CSIRO's Parkes observatory is home to the world famous 'Dish'. At 64 metres in diameter, it was the first fully steerable large antenna in the Southern Hemisphere.
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CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope Discovery Centre

Henry Parkes Centre

Henry Parkes Centre, Parkes

The impressive Henry Parkes Centre, a tourism complex located on the northern side of town, incorporates two lots of museums. The first, The King's Castle Elvis Exhibit and the Parkes Motor Museum as one museum, located within the Parkes Visitor Information Centre.
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Henry Parkes Centre

Kelly Reserve

Newell Highway and Thomas Street, Parkes

The perfect place to stop and relax with amenities, covered barbecue area and picnic facilities, off-leash dog park, play equipment for the kids and an idyllic view of Bushman's dam and wildlife.
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Kelly Reserve

Lions Park Playground

9 Molong Road, Parkes

Lions Park is the perfect place enjoy at picnic and relax. Popular place to gather for birthdays and other celebrations. Walk around and explore the gardens or relax under a shady tree with a book.
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Lions Park Playground

Memorial Hill

Bushman Street, Parkes

Memorial Hill provides the best vantage point for magnificent views over Parkes and the surrounding farmlands. It is the most visible landmark in town, with its 33-metre high Shrine of Remembrance standing high over Parkes.
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Memorial Hill

Parkes Agricultural Show

31st August, 2020 - 1st September, 2021

Parkes Showground, Parkes

The Parkes P A and H Association wishes to advise that due to the uncertainty around the rules and regulations of the Covid-19 issue, the 2020 Parkes Show has been cancelled. The Committee believe this is in the best interest of their community at this time.
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Parkes Agricultural Show

Parkes Aviation Museum

Muzycuk Drive, Parkes

The Parkes Aviation Museum is located at the end of Muzycuk Drive at Parkes Airport. It is currently housed in a former RAAF hangar from the airport’s time as a World War Two air force base. Exhibits on display include a Bell AH-1 Huey Cobra, De Havilland DHC-4 Caribou (A4-275), De Havilland DH.
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Parkes Aviation Museum

Parkes Craft Corner

257 Clarinda Street, Parkes

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Parkes Craft Corner

Parkes Elvis Festival

5th January, 2022 - 9th January, 2022

Various locations around Parkes, Parkes

The iconic Parkes Elvis Festival is a celebration of the life and music of Elvis Presley held annually in Parkes, NSW, in the second week of January to coincide with the birthday of The King.
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Parkes Elvis Festival

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