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Peak Hill - stop awhile and experience the Peak Hill open cut gold mine, visit the Big Fish Fossil Hut and travel through the Goobang National Park.
Peak Hill Central West NSW
stop awhile and experience the Peak Hill open cut gold mine, visit the Big Fish Fossil Hut and travel through the Goobang National Park.
Parkes Attractions, Activities, Events
Parkes
Attractions, Activities, Events
Parkes, Peak Hill, Trundle and Tullamore attractions, activities and events.
A wide variety of attractions and activities to make your visit to the Parkes region in Central West NSW a memorable one.
ANNUAL- MAJOR PARKES EVENTS:
2PK Parkes COUNTRY MUSIC SPECTACULAR:
September - October
This is Parkes annual Country Music Festival  -  held at Parkes Services Club.  Professional and guest artists - Talen Seekers Quest, Street Busking competition, Family Muster, Concert in the Park Gospel Service and more..
TULLAMORE IRISH FESTIVAL: 
http://www.tullamoreinc.com.au/irish_festival
Held over the EASTER WEEKEND annually in TULLAMORE  -
Celebrating the local Tullamore region's Irish heritage and the Irish culture - Tullamore is the home of true Irish fun.
Featuring guest musical artists, visual arts exhibition - and beginning with a street parade.
A must in the calendars of many throughout both NSW and Australia.
PARKES AGRICULTURAL SHOW:
August  - Parkes Showground....Great family entertainment over 3 days.
The Parkes Show is a big country show with many events including horses, sheep and cattle judging, farming and motor display, side show alley, Miss Show Girl Competition and the popular dog show competition. The spectacular fireworks display is one not to be missed. The show also features ringside daily and evening entertainment.
Parkes Observatory - Parkes Radio Telescope, Visitor Centre and The Dish Cafe.
Parkes Radio Telescope
'The Dish"
Parkes Observatory - the Parkes Radio Telescope, Visitors Centre and The Dish Cafe.
WELCOME to Viva Las Parkes - the Parkes Elvis Festival.
Parkes Elvis Festival
Mark it in your calendar - the 2nd Weekend in January each year.
11 - 15 January 2012
You're guaranteed you'll be glad you did.
HENRY PARKES CENTRE:  Pioneer Park, Newell Highway Parkes.
Incorporating the Pioneer Park Antique Machinery Museum, a local history collection and Moat Cottage - a replica of Sir Henry Parkes birthplace which houses The King's Castle - a collection of Elvis' Personal Memorabilia (owned by the former 'Yello Wiggle' Greg Page.  The Henry Parkes Museum has over 4,000 excellent exhibits including relics and items from the pioneering and gold mining days.
PARKES VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE:  Kelly Reserve, Cnr. Newell Highway & Thomas Street, Parkes
Open 7 days - Souvenirs and refreshments, picnic & BBQ facilities in pleasant parkland setting, information, brochures and maps.
Phone:  02  6863 8860
Email:  tourism@parkes.nsw.gov.au
BUSHMANS HILL:  Wentworth Street, Parkes.
The site of one of the first gold mines in Parkes (Bushman's being the town name prior to re-naming to Parkes).  From the top of the hill there are some lovely views over the town. 
MEMORIAL HILL- ARBORETUM and ROTARY PARK:  Enter from Bushman Street - near intersection of Albert Street
The home of the 35 metre high  Shrine of Remembrance with a beacon light on top.  A memorial to the service men and women who made the supreme sacrifice during the World Wars and other tours of duty.
From top this hill there are panoramic views of Parkes and the surrounding countryside.  A great place to picnic in Arboretum and Rotary Park.
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Parkes country Music Spectacular
Memorial Hill Monument
Pioneer Park Antique Machinery Museum
Parkes Country Music Spectacular
Parkes Visitor Information Centre
Pioneer Park Antique Machinery Museum
Memory Hill Monument
Tullamore in Central West NSW  is well known for its Irish heritage and the fantastic annual Tullamore Irish Festival, held on the last Saturday in March, annually.
Trundle in Central West NSW, offers visitors the unique experience of the Australian bush and fair dinkum Aussie hospitality. The Trundle Bush Tucker Day!!
Tullamore Central West NSW
Tullamore is well known for its Irish heritage and the fantastic annual Tullamore Irish Festival....
Trundle Central West NSW
A unique experience of the Australian bush and fair dinkum Aussie hospitality. Don't miss the Trundle Bush Tucker Day each September...
PARKES PICNIC RACES:
Held annually in Parkes at the Parkes Showground - June Long Weekend - June
Fashions, fun and festivities and loads of entertainment, including amusements for children - a social highlight of the year.  The racecourse provides full bar and betting facilities along with a range of catering services available on course throughout the day.
TRUNDLE AGRICULTURAL SHOW:
August -  Trundle Showground
The Trundle Agricultural Show offers two days of ring events with horse and cattle events and judging, pavilion exhibits, presentation of Miss Showgirl, the side show alley and more...enjoy a true country experience at the Trundle Show.
PEAK HILL AGRICULTURAL SHOW:
August   -  Peak Hill Showground
Another great Country Show - Peak Hill Agricultural Show offers two days of ring events, cattle and horse events and judging, side show alley, dog show, spectacular fireworks display and pavilion exhibits, presentation of the Showgirl competition plus much more.
PARKES ANNUAL SWAP MEET :
Normally in October.  -  October   -  Parkes Showground.
Parkes Antique Motor Club presents their Annual Super Swap Meet. Caters for veteran, vintage, classic, modern, sports cars and motorcycles and also attracts many stall holders providing a great opportunity to find that hidden treasure.
Gates open at 6am.
BACK YAMMA BIGFOOT - PARKES & FORBES:
Sporting Event  -  September -  Cnr Back Yamma Road & Eugowra Road, Parkes.
The Back Yamma Bigfoot, a new event for 2010 and this 25/50/100 kilometre mountain bike race is held in the Back Yamma State Forest near Parkes and Forbes in the Central West of NSW.
ANTIQUE MOTORCYCLE RALLY:
October Long Weekend  -  Parkes Showground  -  September -  October
The Parkes Antique Motor Club hold an annual motorcycle rally for veteran, vintage and classic motorcycles built before 1964 during the October long weekend.
Participants come from famous clubs and travel to Parkes from all over New South Wales. Some motorcycles are very rare indeed and unique, often being built by companies that collapsed during the Depression or were destroyed by war and other problems.
PARKES ELVIS FESTIVAL: 
2nd weekend in January annually -  various locations/venues around Parkes
The Parkes Elvis Festival will gather  more than 9,000 visitors and fans to Parkes to join in the festivities and fun over the five day program.
BACK YAMMA BIGFOOT - PARKES & FORBES:
Parkes Elvis Festival
Trundle Central West NSW
Peak Hill Central West NSW
Tullamore Central West NSW
TRUNDLE BUSH TUCKER DAY :
Annually 1st  Weekend in September  Trundle Showground -
Trundle Bush Tucker Day features bush music, bush stalls & a fiercely contested bush cooking competition making it a great family day out.  Great bush stalls and free bush tucker tasting .
Live music all day : Bush cooking competitions : Other fun competitions - bushmen's relay, billy boil sprint, Earlyrise National Damper Throw, best decorated hat and more..
Trundle Bush Tucker Day
Hot Air Ballooning with Aussie BalloonTrek, Canowindra & Orange and Central West NSW
Aussie BalloonTrek
Hot Air Balloon Flights - excitement, thrills, romance and new experiences.
Orange NSW Accommodation
Accommodation in Orange, Central West NSW Australia
Dubbo NSW Accommodation
Accommodation Dubbo area -  Central West NSW Australia
Forbes NSW Accommodation
Accommodation Forbes area -  Central West NSW Australia
Parkes NSW one of 18 regions in the HIGHWAY WEST, family of Town web sites.
Highway West Town Sites, Central, Central West, Central Tablelands, Blue Mountains NSW
Parkes Town and Around Website
Central West NSW
The Peak Hill Gold Mine has been re-developed as a tourist attraction with 5 modern open cuts, guided and self guided tours, walking trails, native flora and fauna and spectacular views.
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Peak Hill Gold Mine Central West NSW
Peak Hill - The Open Cut Experience at Peak Hill Gold Mine.  The Peak Hill Gold Mine has been re-developed as a tourist attraction with guided or self guided tours.
Inspired by the residents of Cumnock in Central West NSW, Animals on Bikes is a series of 45 creative sculptures created by local farmers, farmers wives, Men's sheds, busdrivers, Preschool kids, Playgroup mums - and anyone with an artistic flair!
Animals on Bikes
A 120 kilometre self-drive tourist route of Paddock Art sculptures between Molong and the Dubbo Taronga Western Plains zoo, via Cumnock and Yeoval in Central West NSW.
TULLAMORE AGRICULTURAL SHOW:
August - 2nd weekend in August -  Tullamore Showground, Cornett St, Tullamore NSW.
The 89th Tullamore Agricultural Show offers two days of Pavilion Events - Including - Fine Wool and Grain Comps
Cattle and Sheep.  Ring Events - Horses - including Show Jumping and All Breeds Dog Show.
Enjoy a true country experience at the Tullamore Show.
Tullamore Central West NSW
Parkes Picnic Races
ANNUAL CHARITY SHOW 'N' SHINE - CENTRAL WEST CAR CLUB INC :
Normally in October.  -  October   -  Pioneer Oval, Alexandra st Parkes
Parkes Annual Charity Show 'n' Shine Car & Bike Show - open to all motor vehicles and motor bikes. On display will be special interest vehicles including antique, classic, modern and hot rod as well as all makes and models from companies such as Holden, Ford, Chrysler, Harley Davidson and more.
Barbecue and refreshments available on location.
PARKES ANNUAL - SHOW 'N' SHINE AND SWAP MEET:
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Henry Parkes Centre  -  Parkes Visitor Information Centre
Newell Highway  Parkes, NSW 2870 
1800 624 365   ph:  02 - 6862 6000
e:  tourism@parkes.nsw.gov.au
w:  www.visitparkes.com.au/
OPEN: 
9am-5pm Mon to Fri  :  10am-4pm Sat & Sun
Public Holiday -  10am-4pm
Henry Parkes Centre
Kings Castle Elvis Museum  :  Parkes Motor Museum
Henry Parkes Historical Museum   :  Pioneer Park Antique Machinery Museum
Henry Parkes
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Henry Parkes Centre