Parkes attractions

Top Choice Public Art in Parkes

Utes in the Paddock

About 70km from Parkes on the Condobolin road (well signposted), 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 b…
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 cellu…
Museum in Parkes

Henry Parkes Centre

North of town, this complex is home to the Parkes Visitor Information Centre plus a handful of exhibitions. The King's Castle is a fun private collection of Elvis memorabilia – many items were once owned by the King…
Landmark in Parkes

Memorial Hill Lookout

This lookout atop Memorial Hill offers great views over Parkes and surrounds.