• Parkes is a great place to stop and explore what the Central West of New South Wales has to offer. No visit to Parkes would be complete without visiting the CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope - star of the Australian movie 'The Dish'. The purpose of the mysterious looking dish can be described as 'listening to the stars". The Telescope is one of Australia's most prominent landmarks and part of Australia's scientific and engineering heritage. The Henry Parkes Centre is a major cultural tourism precinct, incorporating the Visitor Information Centre and four unique collections: The King's Castle Elvis Exhibit, Motor Museum,

  • Henry Parkes Centre
    Henry Parkes Centre

    The impressive Henry Parkes Centre, a tourism complex located on the northern side of town,

  • CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope
    CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope

    Located 20 kilometres north of Parkes off the Newell Highway the CSIRO's Parkes observatory is

  • Alpaca Farm
    Alpaca Farm

    The Alpaca Farm is situated 10 kilometres south of Parkes along the Newell Highway. Drop

  • NSW Modern Mining Trail
    NSW Modern Mining Trail

    The Modern Mining Trail is a self drive tourism experience that takes visitors on a

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