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Parkes Shire Council

Visitor Information

The Parkes Visitor Information Centre is located within the newly established Henry Parkes Centre on the Newell Highway on the norther approach to Parkes. The Henry Parkes Centre is a first class tourism precinct incoporating four unique musuems including:

  • The King's Castle Elvis Exhibit
  • Parkes Motor Museum
  • Henry Parkes Museum (traditional history)
  • Antique Machinery Collection

The Visitor Information Centre is open 7 days per week and caters for all your tourism needs with a diverse range of tourism brochures, maps and souvenirs.

Stop and take a break during your trip and grab a cold drink or an ice-cream or even have your photo taken with a life-sized Elvis to commemorate your trip.

The Henry Parkes Centre offers ample parking for long vehicles, modern amenities including disabled facilities and baby change table, grassy picnic area and a 24 hour visitor information touch screen.

Visitors can now also enjoy free Wi-Fi access from the Visitor Information Centre allowing you freedom in downlaoding apps, researching tourism information, using email, social media, booking tours and acccommodation or just 'surfing' the net.

To start planning your trip to Parkes Shire phone us on 02 6862 6000 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Opening Hours:

Parkes Visitor Information Centre

Weekdays 9am - 5pm

Weekends/public holidays 10am - 4pm

Henry Parkes Centre Museums

Weekdays 9am - 4pm (last entry at 3.30pm)

Weekends/public holidays 10am - 4pm (last entry at 3.30pm)


For further tourist information view the Parkes Shire Visitor Guide or see the links on accommodation and places to eat: