Discover Parkes Parkes is the centre to everywhere.
Located on the Newell Hwy Parkes is an easy drive to and from anywhere in Australia. Parkes is the perfect explorer’s base being only one hour drive from Orange, Dubbo and Cowra.
Parkes is surrounded by the towns of Forbes, Peak Hill, Trundle, Tullamore and Bogan Gate with each town boasting their own country personalities.
It is steeped in history, iconic attractions and quirky events. Parkes is one of the friendliest country towns in Australia. Always being welcomed by a G’day, a smile and a chat.
Parkes is most well known for the Dish & the Parkes Elvis Festival. But the town is also full of country pubs, vintage collectable trails, the ELVIS museum, HARS Aviation Museum, Motor Museum and great cafes, shops and restaurants.
There’s lots to love about this gem of a town that is the centre of everywhere.