See + Do = LearnActivities
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
Parkes Craft Corner
257 Clarinda Street, Parkes
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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