Kelly Reserve

Kelly Reserve is located on the Newell Highway in Parkes and is the perfect spot to take a picnic breakfast inder the covered BBQ area with picnic facilities, play equipment for the kids and an idyllic view of Bushman's dam and wildlife. 3075 'S' Class steam locomotive stands as a memorial of the magnificent contribution [...]

Peak Hill

The town with a heart of gold lives up to it's name in the amazing open cut experience of a deserted gold mine. Located near the centre of town on Mingelo Street, Peak Hill's historic tourist gold mine features five spectacular open cuts, walking trails and viewing platforms. The tour is self guided and is [...]

Goobang National Park

One of the state's newest national parks is located 30kms North-East of Parkes. It is approximately 42,600 hectares in size, 55kms ling and ranges from a width of 200m to 20kms. Goobang National Park can be accessed via a number of different roads, including the Tomingley-Yeoval Road in the north, the Parkes-Manildra Road in the [...]

Henry Parkes Centre

Featuring  The King's Castle Elvis Exhibit, Parkes Motor Museum, Henry Parkes Museum (traditional history collection), Antique Machinery Collection and Moat Cottage interactive exhibit, the Centre is a major tourist attraction for Parkes.

CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope

The Dish (CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope) is one of Australia's most prominent landmarks with an amazing history!  The Visitors Discovery Centre has many displays, hands on exhibits and a 3D theatre featuring programs on space and astronomy. It's a must-see attracting for anyone visiting NSW.


When Neil Armstrong first walked on the moon in 1969, it was the CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope (aka the Dish) that broadcast the event around the world. The much-loved Parkes Elvis Festival is the largest and most vibrant celebration of the music of Elvis Presley in the southern hemisphere.