Top ChoicePublic Art in Parkes

Utes in the Paddock

Near the town of Condoblin, Utes in the Paddock is a one-of-a-kind art installation, and a quirky and fun tribute to outback life. Here, 20 iconic vehicles (only Holdens!) have been given a creative makeover....

Observatory in Parkes

CSIRO Parkes Observatory

Built by the Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in 1961, this massive radio telescope (about 20km north of Parkes) is located 6km east of the Newell Hwy. It was glorified on...

Nature Reserve in Parkes

Goobang National Park

Bushwalking, mountain biking and 4WD touring are some of the activities that can be enjoyed here, and for those who wish to stay a little longer there are a number of bush campsites. Keep your eye out for...

Museum in Parkes

Henry Parkes Centre

North of town, this complex is home to the Parkes Visitor Information Centre plus a handful of exhibitions housed in a few small museums.The King's Castle Elvis Exhibit is a fun private collection of Elvis...

Museum in Parkes

Parkes Aviation Museum

Housed in a former RAAF hangar from the airport’s time as a World War Two air-force base, this aircraft museum located at the Parkes Regional Airport is a must-visit for aviation fans and those interested in...

Mine in Parkes

Peak Hill Gold Mine

The historic gold mine is located at Peak Hill, a small town 49km north of Parkes (75km south of Dubbo). Visitors can take a self-guided tour and enjoy sprawling views over five open-cut mines.