Parkes NSW 2870, Australia
Rotary Peace Precinct
Wander through the Parkes Rotary Peace Precinct, a place for contemplation and reflection about world peace. Explore the five carved timber sculptures along the trail which are carved with Wiradjuri iconography to acknowledge the First Peoples and our local history.
20km north of Parkes on the Newell Highway, turn right into Telescope Rd
CSIRO Parkes Observatory (The Dish)
The CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope, more commonly known as ‘The Dish’ is a world famous scientific icon, the location of a hit movie and a great place to have a coffee and a meal. The Discovery Centre features interactive displays and exhibits, and two theatres with awe inspiring audio visual presentations about the telescope, and 3D adventures across the solar system.
Located on the Newell Hwy on the northern side of town
The Henry Parkes Centre
Situated on the Newell Highway and housing the Parkes Visitor Information Centre, this major cultural tourism precinct features 4 unique collections including The King’s Castle Elvis Exhibit, Parkes Motor Museum, Henry Parkes Museum (traditional history collection) and Antique Machinery Collection. A one stop shop for visitors to Parkes and a must see. Open daily.
Bushman Street, Parkes NSW, Australia
Memorial Hill provides the best vantage point for magnificent views over Parkes and the surrounding farmlands. This is the most visible landmark in town, with it's 33 metre high Shrine of Remembrance standing high over Parkes.
Various venues in Parkes
Parkes Elvis Festival
In January every year, Parkes comes alive with the annual Parkes Elvis Festival. With highlights such as the Elvis Tribute concert, crowning of Miss Priscilla, Cars of the Era shows, the Renewal of Vows ceremony and the iconic Elvis street parade. Up to 18,000 people travel from near and far to attend so be sure to book your accommodation early!