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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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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.
Cooke Park - Parkes
Cooke Park, located in the center of town, is the perfect place to relax and enjoy lush green grass, plenty of tall shady trees and let the kids run around.
Explore the public art including the Elvis statue, Jaffa the Astronaut and marvel at the Cooke Park Mural.
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.
Henry Parkes Centre
Henry Parkes Centre, Parkes
The impressive Henry Parkes Centre, a tourism complex located on the northern side of town, incorporates two sets 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.
Henry Parkes Museum
66 Newell Highway, Parkes
The Henry Parkes Museum and Antique Machinery Collection is owned and managed by the Parkes and District Historical Society. The Henry Parkes Museum and Antique Machinery Exhibit depict early life in Parkes through objects, photos and historical information.
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.
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.
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.
Parkes - Off-leash Pet Area
A pet's Paradise!
Treat your pet and take them along to the new dog park at Kelly Reserve located on the corner of Newell Highway and Thomas Street in Parkes.
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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