History + events + attractions + countryside

There’s so much to do in the Parkes region. It all adds up to a great place to visit.

Take a step away from the everyday and take a journey to the Parkes Region. Playful events, colourful landscapes, fun and friendly locals and dreamy night skies all add up to a great experience.

Enjoy our unique Events + Festivals including the internationally renowned Parkes Elvis Festival celebrating the King of Rock n Roll every second week in January and the Trundle ABBA Festival in May.

Learn about Space + Science and tune into the universe with a visit to the iconic CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope, made famous by the hit movie, ‘The Dish’.

Discover History + Culture at the Henry Parkes Centre home to four museums or tour the Peak Hill Open Cut Tourist Gold Mine. 

Shop + Eat in Parkes with a wide range of dining options that cater for a variety of tastes and pick up some unique gifts and local produce at one of our many retail outlets and boutique stores.

Stay + Pitch + Unhitch in a range of quality accommodation options including bed and breakfasts, motels, hotels and cabins. Parkes is well equipped with RV friendly facilities and quiet and spacious caravan parks and campgrounds.

Have fun + adventure in our picturesque parks, recreational facilities and nature based experiences including Goobang National Park, Back Yamma State Forest or the Black Range in Trundle.

For more information visit the Parkes Region Destination Website or download Parkes Shire Destination Guide