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HENRY PARKES CENTRE

The Henry Parkes Centre is Parkes' newest attraction and a major cultural tourism precinct that offers a ‘one stop shop' for visitors to Parkes. The Henry Parkes Centre incorporates the Parkes Visitor Information Centre and four unique collections including: 

The King's Castle Elvis Exhibit

Parkes Motor Museum

Henry Parkes Museum (traditional history collection)

Antique Machinery Collection

Open 7 days, one admission fee gains access to the entire complex, offering something for everyone. The Henry Parkes Centre is located on the Newell Highway on the northern side of town with on-site parking for long vehicles. The Parkes Visitor Information Centre has a great range of souvenirs, destination brochures and maps. You can grab a cold drink or an icecream and even get your photo taken with a life-sized Elvis. HENRY PARKES MUSEUMS OPEN 7 DAYS 9.00am - 4.00pm weekdays 10.00am - 4.00pm weekends / public holidays PARKES VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE Newell Highway, Parkes

OPEN 7 DAYS 9.00am - 5.00pm weekdays 10.00am - 4.00pm weekends / public holidays

Phone: 02 6862 6000 Fax: 02 6862 1023 Email: tourism@parkes.nsw.gov.au www.visitparkes.com.au


Welcome to Parkes shire Explore Parkes, Peak Hill, Bogan Gate, Trundle and Tullamore. From the heights of Goobang National Park, to the plains of wheat and country villages, Parkes Shire boasts many sights to see – some well known and others waiting to be discovered. Visit an Australian icon – the world famous CSIRO Radio Telescope “The Dish”, capture a picture in Trundle on New South Wales’ widest main street or meet up with Elvis at the annual Parkes Elvis Festival. Welcome!

contents About PArkes shire...................................................................................... 4 events .............................................................................................................. 6 AttrActions & Activities ......................................................................... 7 PArkes AccommodAtion............................................................................10 PArkes dining .............................................................................................. 12 trAnsPort ..................................................................................................... 13 PArkes services ............................................................................................14 goobAng nAtionAl PArk .......................................................................... 15 mAP of PArkes (Centre fold) ...................................................................16 Advertisements ACCOmmODATION .........................................................................................18 THINGS TO DO & SEE .....................................................................................20 FOOD & DINING..............................................................................................21 SHOPPING, SERVICES & FACIlITIES .............................................................22 PeAk hill ........................................................................................................ 23 trundle ......................................................................................................... 25 tullAmore .....................................................................................................27 bogAn gAte ................................................................................................... 28 tourist drive – bogAn link .................................................................... 29 dAy triPs – centrAl nsW .......................................................................... 29 shire mAPs – PeAk hill, trundle ........................................................... 30 shire mAPs – tullAmore, bogAn gAte..................................................31 regionAl mAP ...............................................................................................bc

mAyorAl Welcome Parkes and the surrounding smaller towns have come a long way, from our foundations as an early gold discovery settlement, to our roots in the agricultural engine room of NSW; our anchor as an inland transport hub and our rich mining landscape. Now with its astronomical link through the world famous CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope, Parkes has become a popular attraction for travellers touring rural Australia. We invite you to explore the hidden secrets that Parkes, Peak Hill, Bogan Gate, Trundle and Tullamore have to offer. On behalf of the people of Parkes Shire I welcome you to our region and wish you a safe, adventurous and enjoyable visit.

AcknoWledgements Photos courtesy of: Parkes Shire Council, mark James, John Sarkissian, Garry Wynands, Parkes Champion Post, Bill Jayet, Elvis Revival Inc, Betty Zdan and National Parks & Wildlife Service. Artwork & Printing: Vink Publishing. disclAimer Information contained in this brochure is supplied by individual operators as at October 2011. Whilst every endeavour has been made to ensure absolute accuracy of information, Parkes Visitor Information Centre and its agents cannot be held responsible for any consequences resulting from mis-description or inadvertent errors contained herein.

Cr Ken Keith Mayor of Parkes Shire

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Cenotaph, Cooke Park, Parkes

Northparkes Mine

About PArkes shire Located in Central NSW on the major inland motoring corridor, the Newell Highway, Parkes is a thriving commercial centre offering quality accommodation, unique attractions and events. Parkes is home to the nationally recognised icon, ‘The Dish’ and has become more recently known as the ‘Elvis capital of Australia’ with the annual Parkes Elvis Festival now attracting over 15,000 visitors annually. Parkes caters for all your tourism needs with 13 motels, 7 hotels, 4 bed and breakfasts, 4 caravan parks plus affordable camping and caravan sites at the Parkes Showground. Parkes also caters for recreational vehicles with dump points located throughout the Shire including Parkes, Trundle, Tullamore and Peak Hill.

History The Parkes area remained relatively unsettled until 1862 when the discovery of gold led to a hastily erected ‘canvas’ town known as “Currajong” which accommodated thousands of hopeful gold seekers. A further discovery of gold in 1871 at the nearby Bushman’s Gold Mine helped the district to become one of the richest gold producing areas in the colony. In 1873 the then Prime Minister of New South Wales, Sir Henry Parkes, showed his interest in the district by visiting the diggings. On December 1, 1873, the name of the settlement was changed from

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Bushmans to Parkes in honour of the great statesman. Sir Henry Parkes visited Parkes in 1887 and gave the town the Fontana Bust, which is displayed at Parkes Shire Council. In that same year Parkes changed the name of its main street to ‘Clarinda’ - Lady Parkes’ christian name. As mining diminished in importance, the plough, the combine and the harvester became the new symbols of progress.

Climate Average daily temperatures: Winter 15oC, Summer 32oC. Average rainfall: 584mm per year.

environment Parkes Shire is located on the western edge of the Great Dividing Range within the Central New South Wales region. The landscape is flat to undulating and forms a part of the catchment for two main river systems, the Bogan and the Lachlan Rivers. Elevation: 339 metres. Shire area: 5,919 sq km.

PoPulation The Parkes town population is currently 11,793, with a further 4,200 residents in the surrounding villages and rural lands. Peak Hill: 1409. Trundle: 876. Tullamore: 525. Bogan Gate: 253. Parkes itself has experienced significant growth during recent years, with further growth expected, underpinned by mining and transport.

agriCulture Parkes Shire contains some of the richest and most productive agricultural and grazing land in New South Wales. Wheat, barley, canola, oats, oilseeds and winter legumes are grown annually. Fields of canola can be seen flowering in magnificent blankets of yellow during late August through to September. Peak Hill was in fact the site of Australia’s first public wheat silo in 1918. Sheep grazing lands are predominant in Parkes Shire, producing significant volumes for both the wool and meat markets.


Sir henry Parkes Statue, Clarinda Street, Parkes

elvis at ‘the dish’

eConomy Parkes Shire has six key economic strengths: mineral resources, agriculture, retail activity, government services, tourism and transport. Parkes is developing as an important inland hub of Australia’s transport network. Parkes Shire’s mineral resources sustain ongoing mining activity, including Northparkes mines. Parkes itself continues to attract new businesses, with major retail developments occurring in recent years. Contact Parkes Shire Economic Development Unit for more information. Phone: (02) 6861 2333 or Email: council@parkes.nsw.gov.au

Coventry – Parkes’ sister City Parkes’ sister city relationship with Coventry in the UK was initiated in 1939 and is the oldest sister city link of any Australian town or city. The link was forged as Coventry was the birthplace of Sir Henry Parkes, in 1815. Parkes was named in honour of the great statesman, changing its name from Bushmans to Parkes in 1873. A replica of Sir Henry Parkes’ birthplace, the moat House Cottage, can be seen when visiting the Henry Parkes Centre, alongside the Parkes Visitor Information Centre. Plans to celebrate Sir Henry’s 200th birthday in 2015 are gaining momentum.

the annuaL ParkeS eLviS feStivaL in 2012, the Countrylink Parkes elvis festival celebrates its 20th anniversary. it may be 20 years since it all began, but the question that everYone still asks is why elvis in Parkes? in 1981 local elvis fans, Bob and anne steel (oam), opened a reception centre and restaurant in Parkes which they named ‘Gracelands’. The building can still be seen today at the corner of Bushman and albert streets, Parkes. The festival concept was first flagged at an elvis themed party in 1992 held at Gracelands for the then editor of the Parkes Champion Post newspaper, roel Ten Cate. This elvis themed party proved the massive appeal of the king across generations and it was over a glass of wine at the party that the idea of a festival was first discussed. Passionate locals from across the community joined forces to stage the first festival in 1993 which included an elvis movie screening, an elvis Tribute Concert by eddie Youngblood, an elvis look-a-like and sound-a-like competition, street Parade and markets, and a Tour of the Parkes region. This first festival was attended by 200 people. in the first 10 years of the festival, more events were added and it continued to attract fans in their hundreds. With the vision and efforts of hard working Committee members, partnered with significant support from Parkes shire Council in 2003/2004, the festival began to explode in popularity and word quickly spread across australia about this fun and quirky event in a country town in nsW, leading to rapid growth of the festival. it’s plain to all who come that the success of this event is due to the incredible respect and enthusiasm people have for elvis and how the Parkes shire community get behind and embrace the event, now attracting over 15,000 visitors annually. for further festival information visit www.parkeselvisfestival.com.au

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CountryLink Parkes elvis festival

maJor annual eVents January 2nd Weekend

CountryLink Parkes elvis festival

Parkes

26th

australia day Celebrations

Parkes & Shire

26th

Parkes harness racing australia day meeting

Parkes Showground

last Sunday

Parkes gold Cup

Parkes Racecourse

february Variable

national Local government touch Carnival

1st Sunday

rotary Charity golf tournament

Parkes Golf Club

Variable

Parkes field day

Parkes Racecourse

Variable

australian marbles Championships Parkes Golf Club

Easter Weekend

tullamore irish festival

Tullamore Showground

Easter Weekend

annual Landscape art award

Peak Hill Country Crafts

Variable

tractor Start up day

Henry Parkes Centre

25th

anZaC day Services

Parkes & Shire

trundle bush tucker day

Parkes

marCh

aPriL

tullamore irish festival

June long Weekend

Parkes Picnic races

Parkes Racecourse

long Weekend

Peak hill art & Craft exhibition

leisure Centre & Southern Cross Hall, Peak Hill

long Weekend

Parkes & district kennel Club Show Parkes Showground JuLy

Variable

astrofest

Parkes auguSt

annual agricultural Shows

Parkes, Peak Hill, Trundle & Tullamore

back yamma bigfoot

SePtember 1st Saturday

trundle bush tucker day

Trundle Showground

Variable

back yamma bigfoot – mountain bike endurance race

Back Yamma State Forest, Parkes

3rd Sunday

Parkes open golf tournament

Parkes Golf Club

oCtober long Weekend

2Pk Parkes Country music festival Parkes

long Weekend

Parkes antique motor Club motorcycle rally

Parkes

Variable

Parkes Car enthusiasts weekend & Swap meet

Parkes

Variable

Parkes open gardens

Parkes

Variable

northparkes gP Cup

Parkes

Parkes family markets every 2nd Saturday, every second month

Parkes

Parkes harness racing meetings each month

regular events

november Bi-annual

Parkes business ‘henry’ awards

1st Thursday

Parkes Christmas Street Parade and Carnival

Parkes

Variable

Peak hill meet you up the Street including billy Cart derby and Country talent Quest

Peak Hill

deCember

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Parkes Community markets every 1st Saturday of the month

For a full Events Calendar, contact the Parkes Visitor Information Centre. Phone: 02 6862 6000 or 1800 624 365 Email: tourism@parkes.nsw.gov.au or visit: www.visitparkes.com.au


CSiro Parkes radio telescope

Parkes motor museum

memorial hill

attractions & actiVities Csiro Parkes radio telesCoPe Star of the movie ‘The Dish,’ (2000), the telescope is one of Australia’s most prominent landmarks and a must-see attraction on every driving holiday through inland New South Wales. As portrayed in the movie, the giant dish stands impressively over surrounding farmlands – a sophisticated piece of scientific equipment ironically in the middle of sheep paddocks! located 20km north of Parkes, The Dish is a short 5km detour off the Newell Highway. You can walk almost right up to it and marvel at the 64 metre steel paraboloid, elegantly balanced atop a three storey concrete tower. Built virtually in the shadow of The Dish, the Visitor Discovery Centre is where visitors are invited to explore the world of astronomy and discover what role The Dish plays in ‘listening to the stars’. The Centre features many displays, as well as hands on exhibits. The Dish Shop features a range of astronomy and space science books, DVDs, science toys and souvenirs. There is a 3D theatre that has recently been upgraded to high definition and runs every half hour. Whilst entry to the Visitor Discovery Centre is free there is a charge to view the 3D theatre. Enjoy a coffee stop or a meal at the award winning Dish Café onsite, or make use of the free BBQ and picnic facilities.

Visitor Information Centre and four unique collections including The King’s Castle Elvis Exhibit, Parkes motor museum, Parkes museum and Antique machinery collection, was completed and opened in December 2010. located on the Newell Highway on the northern side of town, the Henry Parkes Centre is operational 7 days a week. Visitors can purchase a single ‘Henry Parkes Centre’ ticket from the Visitor Information Centre, which will then provide progressive access to the four museums. Admission prices range for adults and children aged 5–18 years with children under 5 years admitted free. There is also a family pass available which includes 2 adults and up to 3 children. Groups of 20 or more will also receive a discounted entry which is advised upon booking.

Henry Parkes Centre

The king’s Castle is a world standard collection of authentic Elvis artefacts. Visitors can view clothes that Elvis actually wore in the movies and on tour, plus items that surrounded Elvis at home, and the gifts he gave to those who were close to him. The collection is owned by Greg Page, renowned for his previous role in the yellow skivvy with hit children’s group The Wiggles. An Elvis fan himself, Greg has been collecting for many years and selected Parkes, the Elvis Capital of Australia, as the perfect location to share his display with the public.

The Henry Parkes Centre, a major cultural tourism precinct incorporating the Parkes

The Parkes motor museum is an impressive display of cars, motorcycles and

other motoring memorabilia never seen before on public display. The items are resourced by the Parkes Antique motor Club along with a feature display of the last Cadillac (1976 Seville) purchased and owned by Elvis Presley, now owned by Greg Page. Visitors can step back in time and view the history of Parkes through a diverse collection of items on display in the henry Parkes museum. Visitors will also enjoy a collection of unique, antique farm machinery and equipment on display in the Pioneer Park museum.

memorial Hill memorial Hill provides the best vantage point for magnificent views over Parkes and the surrounding farmlands. memorial Hill is the most visible landmark in town, with its 35 metre high Shrine of Remembrance standing high over Parkes. The hill offers the opportunity for a leisurely bush walk around the monument surrounds, or a picnic in Rotary Park and adventure playground on the northern side of the hill.

BusHman’s Hill Visit the site of one of Parkes’ first gold mines which operated over 100 years ago. Bushman’s Hill is an enjoyable place to take a walk, with walking tracks to the top of the hill passing by some interesting historical relics. Access the Hill via the Newell Highway near Kelly Reserve, or from Wentworth Street.

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Shopping in Parkes

Cooke Park, Parkes

kelly reserve, Parkes

attractions & actiVities kelly reserve

out the hero in all of us. Open 7 days a week. By appointment only. Bookings essential, contact Steve lee 0418 884 441.

The perfect place to stop and relax, with amenities, covered BBQ area and picnic facilities, play equipment for the kids and idyllic views of Bushman’s dam and wildlife. Get some great photos with the 3075 ‘S’ Class steam locomotive which stands as a memorial to the magnificent contribution made by the railway pioneers of Parkes. RV Dump Point facility.

sHoPPing The Parkes town centre is always bustling with activity, as visitors and locals alike enjoy Parkes’ shopping strip. Browse through Clarinda Street and its side streets to check out the boutique, gift and variety stores. Big W, Target, Woolworths and Coles can also be accessed via the main street.

Craft Corner If you’re looking for a quality souvenir of your visit to Parkes, Craft Corner features a huge range of locally produced hand-made arts, craft, paintings, pottery, jewellery and knitwear. located in the town centre, Craft Corner is well worth a look and features monthly exhibitions.

rasCals Play Centre Kids can run, slide, scream and ride! Parents can relax in the great café. Supervision essential. Open 7 days.

BumBerry dam Open to the public for recreational activities including camping, fishing, canoeing and swimming. Head out the Orange Road and turn left onto Bindogundra Road, which is the dirt road opposite the 100 year old Bindogundra church, approximately 13km east of Parkes, then a further 7.5km to Bumberry Dam.

Parkes swimming Pool Cool off in the 50 metre pool and kids splash pool, and enjoy the canteen and BBQ facilities. Open 7 days a week, October to April.

Parkes PaintBall located near mandagery, 25km from Parkes. Combine the thrill of competitive action with the adrenaline rush of the unknown – Paintball is designed to bring

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sPorting faCilities Parkes loves its sport and is recognised for the high standard of its sporting facilities.

Enjoy a round of golf on the 18-hole grass-green championship Golf Course, Rugby league, Rugby Union, AFl and little Athletics fields, Stephen Davies synthetic Hockey Field, turf wicket Cricket Ovals, Tennis Courts, Squash Courts, Basketball and Netball Courts, 2 Bowling Clubs, Racecourse and Trotting Tracks, Aero Club, Archery and Shooting.

Peak Hill oPen Cut exPerienCe A tourist gold mine located 48km north of Parkes and just 400 metres from the main street of Peak Hill. The site provides a great example of mining techniques used historically and today, with several walking trails, interpretative signage and a viewing platform.

gooBang national Park north-east of Parkes Goobang National Park includes the Hervey, Currumbenya and Bumberry mountain ranges and surrounding valleys. Visitors can enjoy bushwalking, picnicking, photography, bird watching and nature study. Free camping is available in the northern section of the park. Brochures and maps are available from the Visitor Information Centres in Parkes or Peak Hill. Phone: National Parks on (02) 6851 4429.

ParkS

toilets

disabled toilets

electric bbQ

kids Playground

Picnic tables

water Supply

fishing

dogs Permitted

gardens

monuments

map references

Armstrong Park

Y

N

N

Y

N

Y

N

N

N

N

E3

Cooke Park

Y

Y

N

N

Y

Y

N

N

Y

Y

C4

Kelly Reserve

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

Y

C2

lions Park

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

N

Y

N

E4

Rotary Park (memorial Hill)

N

N

N

Y

Y

N

N

N

Y

Y

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attractions & actiVities attraction / activity

map reference

amenities

entry fee

Open 7 days 9am – 5pm

Yes

Yes

Exhibition / Display

C1

02 6861 2333

Vehicle access all times (access may be affected by wet weather or flooding)

No

No

Recreational

F4

Entry via Newell Highway

02 6862 6000

All times

No

No

lookout. Walks

C2

Craft Corner

22 Dalton Street

02 6862 3240

mon to Fri 9.30am to 4.30pm, Sat 9.30am to 2pm. Closed Sun

No

No

Art / Craft

C3

CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope “The Dish”

Turn-off 20kms north of Parkes on the Newell Highway

02 6861 1777

Open daily 8.30am to 4.15pm

Yes

No

Interactive Displays / Educational / 3D Theatres / Café

C1

Elvis lennox Private Collection Elvis memorabilia

16 Wentworth Street

02 6862 6115

By appointment

No

No

Exhibition / Display

D2

Goobang National Park

Access off Newell Highway north of Parkes

02 6851 4429

Vehicle access all times (access may be affected by wet weather)

Yes

No

Camping, bird watching, bush walking

C1

Heart Smart Walk

14km Walking Track

02 6862 6000

Brochures available from Parkes Visitor Centre

No

No

Recreational

C1

Location

Phone

Big Fish Fossil Hut

Peak Hill Caravan Park, 2 Ween Street

02 6869 1422

Bumberry dam

13km out the Orange Road, turn left into Bindogrundra Road

Bushman’s Hill

Henry Parkes Centre King’s Castle Elvis Exhibit Parkes Motor Museum Henry Parkes Museum Antique Machinery

Newell Highway (north)

memorial Hill

Eastern end Bushman Street

Parkes Golf Club

opening hours

activity

Open 7 days Weekdays 9am – 4pm Sat / Sun and Public Holidays 10am – 4pm (closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day)

Yes

Yes

Four museums in one complex. Visitor Information Services

02 6862 6000

Vehicle access 7am to 8pm daily

No

No

lookout

D3

london Road

02 6862 2044

Course open from 8am

Yes

Yes

Recreational

A5

Parkes Olympic Pool

Corner Bogan & Dalton Streets

02 6862 6001

October to mid April

Yes

Yes

Recreational

C3

Parkes Paintball

mandagery, 25km East of Parkes

0418 884 441

By appointment

Yes

Yes

Recreational

F4

Peak Hill Open Cut Experience

48km north of Parkes in Peak Hill. 400m east of Caswell Street

02 6862 6000

Open 7 days from 9am – 4pm

No

No

Tourist Gold mine

C1

Rascals Play Centre

33 Court Street

02 6862 3032

mon – Fri 9.30am to 4pm Sat / Sun 10am to 3pm

Yes

Yes

Childs Indoor Play Centre / Cafe

C3

Squash Courts

Short Street

02 6862 4555

From 3pm monday - Saturday Bookings available

Yes

Yes

Recreational

C4

Tennis Courts

Cnr Victoria and metcalfe Streets

02 6862 5262

Bookings available 7 days

Yes

Yes

Recreational

B3

02 6862 6000

Open 7 days Weekdays 9am – 5pm Sat / Sun and Public Holidays 10am – 4pm (closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day)

No

Visitor Information Services, souvenirs, drinks, ice-creams

C1

Visitor Information Centre (The Henry Parkes Centre)

Newell Highway North

02 6862 6000

Yes

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Parkes accommodation

rooms

Capacity

adjoining rooms

air Conditioning / heating

bath

Credit Card facilities

17

71

02 6862 2199

4

30

84

02 6862 1655

23

55

48–54 Welcome St

02 6862 2622

3&3½

36

106

Newell Highway

02 6863 4333

35

97

name

Phone

address

aaa rating

animals allowed

Parkes offers quality accommodation options with 13 motels, 4 bed and breakfasts, 7 hotels and 4 caravan parks with approximately 1500 bed spaces.

moteLS All Settlers motor Inn

20–24 Welcome St

02 6862 2022

Bushmans motor Inn

9–13 Peak Hill Rd

Clarinda motel

72 Clarinda St

Coachman Hotel motel Country Comfort Parkes Court Street motel

Cnr Court & Currajong Sts

02 6862 3844

14

45

El mexicali motel

10 Station St

02 6862 2555

3

12

29

Hamilton’s Henry Parkes motor Inn

25 Welcome St

02 6862 4644

20

74

moonraker motor Inn

444 Clarinda St

02 6862 2355

25

90

Parkes International Comfort Inn

18–32 Newell Highway

02 6862 5222

4

26

72

Parkview motor Inn

Forbes Rd (Newell Highway)

02 6862 2888

39

126

Spanish lantern

62 Newell Highway

02 6862 3388

14

40

Station motel

82 Newell Highway

02 6862 8444

4

38

88

bed & breakfaSt 2

7

2

9

3

8

7

Kadina Bed & Breakfast

22 mengarvie Rd

02 6862 3995

Old Parkes Convent

33 Currajong St

02 6862 5385

Rosegarden on Church

40 Church St

02 6862 3504

Welcome Cottage

35 The Welcome Rd

02 6862 3768

Broadway Hotel

277 Clarinda St

02 6862 2400

30

Cambridge Hotel

153 Clarinda St

02 6862 2098

35

Commercial Hotel

161 Clarinda St

02 6862 1526

24

Grand Hotel

Cnr Clarinda & Currajong Sts

02 6862 1003

9

Parkes Hotel

1 Welcome St

02 6862 2498

28

Royal Hotel

217 Clarinda St

02 6862 2039

32

Star Hotel

Cnr Clarinda & Bushman Sts

02 6862 2254

9

Currajong Caravan Park

Newell Highway

02 6862 3400

103 bed spaces + 24 powered sites

Parkes Highway Caravan Park

17 Forbes Rd (Newell Highway)

02 6862 1108

3

85 bed spaces + 39 powered sites

Parkes Overnighter Caravan Park

48 Bushman St

02 6862 1707

52 bed spaces + 8 powered sites

Spicer Caravan Park

Cnr Victoria & Albert Sts

02 6862 6162

69 bed spaces + 72 powered sites

hoteLS

Caravan ParkS

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Spicer Caravan Park

Private facilities

Pool

Queen/king beds

C4

C1

D4

C3

C1

C3

C4

C4

C2

C1

C5

C1

C1

D3

C3

C3

D6

C3

C4

C4

C4

C4

C3

C3

C1

C5

B3

D3

map references

off Street Parking

tv

nrma discount

tea / coffee facilities

non Smoking rooms

Spa

meals on request

Senior discount

internet access

restaurant

family rooms

the Station motel

electric blankets

Parkes international Comfort inn

disabled access

kitchen facilities

Parkes international Comfort inn

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PARKES Dining Parkes offers a great selection of quality dining options that cater to a diverse range of tastes. Whether you desire a hearty meal from a first class restaurant or a simple yet satisfying snack from one of our stylish cafés and coffee shops, you are sure to have a pleasant dining experience. From authentic Australian meals to international cuisine and value for money bistros, Parkes has a range of dining that extends across all age groups, tastes and budgets. You’ll find all sorts of fresh produce and products from within our region including wine, olive oil, condiments and seasonal fruits and vegetables.

LICENSED CLUBS / HOTELS Broadway Hotel

277 Clarinda St

02 6862 2400

C3

Cambridge Hotel

153 Clarinda St

02 6862 2098

C4

Coachman Hotel Motel

Cnr Welcome & Dalton Sts

02 6862 2622

C3

Commercial Hotel

161 Clarinda St

02 6862 1526

C4

Grand Hotel

Cnr Currajong & Clarinda Sts

02 6862 1003

C4

Parkes Bowling & Sports Club

6 Cecile St

02 6862 1446

C4

Parkes Golf Club

London Rd

02 6862 2044

A5

Parkes Hotel

1 Welcome St

02 6862 2498

C4

Parkes Leagues Club

194 Clarinda St

02 6862 1499

C4

Parkes Railway Bowling Club

Hooley St

02 6862 2772

B4

Parkes Services Club

9-17 Short St

02 6862 1966

C4

Railway Hotel

178 Clarinda St

02 6862 1553

C4

Royal Hotel

217 Clarinda St

02 6862 2039

C3

Star Hotel

Cnr Bushman & Clarinda St

02 6862 2254

C3

RESTAURANTS The Royal Hotel

Bellas Café & Italian Restaurant

Jorje’s Café

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Bellas Café & Italian Restaurant

245 Clarinda St

02 6862 4212

C3

Bryson’s Restaurant (Moonraker Motor Inn)

444 Clarinda St

02 6862 2355

C2

Chong Hing Chinese Restaurant

178 Clarinda St

02 6862 2586

C4

Coachman Hotel Motel

Cnr Welcome & Dalton Sts

02 6862 2622

C3

Dish Café

Parkes Radio Telescope

02 6862 1566

C1

Dock Restaurant (Court Street Motel)

Cnr Court & Currajong St

02 6862 3844

C3

Fu Yuan Chinese Restaurant

342 Clarinda St

02 6862 2478

C3

Hong Loch Chinese Restaurant

210 Clarinda St

02 6862 4233

C4

Marty’s Restaurant (Country Comfort Motel)

54–56 Newell Highway

02 6863 4333

C1

Miners Right Restaurant (Bushman’s Motel)

11 Currajong Rd (Newell Highway)

02 6862 2199

C1

Parkes International Comfort Inn

18–30 Newell Highway

02 6862 5222

C1

Rice Thai Restaurant

224 Welcome St

02 6863 5666

C4

Station Motel

82 Newell Highway

02 6862 8444

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Twisted Fig Restaurant (Cambridge Hotel)

153 Clarinda St

02 6862 2098

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Windmills on Welcome

33 Welcome St

02 6863 5255

C4

02 6862 4212

C3

CAFÉ / COFFEE SHOPS Bellas Café & Italian Restaurant

245 Clarinda St

Café De Flowers

16–18 Bushman St

02 6862 3522

C3

Cedar Café & Nursery

Cnr Newell Highway & Medlyn St

02 6863 5920

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Coffee Pot

209B Clarinda St

02 6862 1877

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Dish Café

Parkes Radio Telescope

02 6862 1566

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Jorje’s Café

249 Clarinda St

02 6862 2177

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Paragon Café

278 Clarinda St

02 6862 2343

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Perfect Blend

239 Clarinda St

02 6862 1345

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Rascals Play Centre

33 Court St

02 6862 3032

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dining

dish Café

takeaway / bakery

dish Café

Baker’s Buns

metro Plaza, Clarinda St

02 6863 4311

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Chester the Chick

263 Clarinda St

02 6862 4545

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Cooke Park Takeaway

26 Welcome St

02 6862 2418

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Eagle Boys Pizza

346 Clarinda St

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French Taste Bakery

344 Clarinda St

02 6863 4503

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Johnson’s Bakery

29 Welcome St

02 6862 2291

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KFC

Cnr Hartigan Ave & Bogan St

02 6862 5844

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mcDonalds & mcCafé

Cnr Bogan & Grenfell Sts

02 6862 5544

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Pizza Hut

169 Clarinda St

13 11 66

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Silver Bream Café

315 Clarinda St

02 6862 5277

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Smeaton’s Bakery

184 Clarinda St

02 6862 2515

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Star Noodle

349 Clarinda St

02 6862 1769

C3

Subway

344 Clarinda St

02 6862 3444

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Swan Café

317 Clarinda St

02 6862 6473

C3

transPort Parkes is literally the crossroads of the nation because of its strategic location on the north / south major inland corridor, the newell highway, and east / west rail corridor from Sydney to Perth.

road Parkes is easily accessed from Brisbane and melbourne via the Newell Highway, and road links with Sydney, Adelaide and Canberra are also convenient. distances from Parkes by road (kms) Sydney – 365 Brisbane – 995

Perth – 3,813

Wollongong – 403

melbourne – 708

Canberra – 306

Newcastle – 490

Adelaide – 1,067

welcome to Parkes

air Rex connects Parkes to Sydney with several daily return flights. Ph: 13 17 13 or visit www.rex.com.au The Parkes Airport is located on the road to Orange, 5kms east of Parkes.

rail & CoaCH Parkes is a marshalling centre on the Indian Pacific Railway connecting the east and west coasts of Australia. Daily coach and rail passenger services are operated by Countrylink between Parkes and Sydney return. Services are also available to Canberra. Ph: 13 22 32 or visit www.countrylink.info Greyhound Australia links Parkes with melbourne and Brisbane via coach. Ph: 13 14 99 or visit www.greyhound.com.au

Parkes airport

getting around bus – Western Road liners offers a town bus service monday to Friday (except public holidays) within the Parkes township. Enquiries ph: (02) 6862 1022 taxi – maxi Taxi and Disabled Taxi available Ph: (02) 6862 2222 hire car – Avis (02) 6862 6677

Thrifty (02) 6862 4899

Hertz (02) 6862 4122

Coach tour operators (by prior arrangement) – Western Road liners (02) 6862 1022 Please note: There is no regular public transport link between Parkes and The Dish.

newell highway

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Parkes Visitor Information Centre

Parkes Shire Council Administration Building

Parkes Library & Coventry Room

PARKES SERvicES EmErgEncy & mEdical SErvicES

intErnEt accESS

ALL EMERGENCIES phone .................................................. 000

Parkes Library, Bogan Street ................................... (02) 6861 2309

Parkes Police Station, Currajong Street ................... (02) 6862 9977

radio & nEwSPaPEr

Parkes Fire Station, Cnr Court and Hill Streets ...... (02) 6862 1822

Parkes Tourist Radio – 88.0 FM

Radio 2PK – 1404 AM

NRMA, Insurance and Road Services, 376 Clarinda Street Office hours: ............................................................ (02) 6862 2200

ROK FM – 95.5 FM

2CR ABC Radio – 549 AM

After hours: ................................................................0428 253 276

Parkes Champion Post Newspaper – Mon, Wed, Fri.

SES Lachlan Command (Flood & Storm) 55 Matthews Street ........................................................... 13 25 00

rEal EStatE agEntS

Parkes District Hospital, Coleman Road ..................(02) 6862 1611

2LVR – 97.9 FM

Anderson First National, 25 Court Street ...............(02) 6862 6400 G Hunter & Co, 201 Clarinda Street ...................... (02) 6862 5832

doctorS SurgEriES

Ray White, 320 Clarinda Street .............................. (02) 6862 1900

Clarinda Street Surgery, 335 Clarinda Street .......... (02) 6862 2511

Richardson & Wrench, 247 Clarinda Street ...........(02) 6863 8888

Currajong Street Medical Centre, 61 Currajong Street (02) 6862 1699

SErvicE StationS:

PharmaciES

BP 24 Hour Truck Stop, Forbes Road ...................... (02) 6862 1188

Ron Dunford Soul Pattinson Chemist, 280 Clarinda Street ................................................. (02) 6862 1099

BP East End Service Station, Lower Clarinda Street ............................................. (02) 6862 5733

Parkes Pharmacy, Metro Plaza Clarinda Street ........(02) 6862 2411

Caltex Service Station, Cnr Clarinda and Bushman Street .......................... (02) 6862 1367

dEntiStS Tim Baker, Cnr Church and Hill Street .................. (02) 6862 1391 Mike Richardson, Unit 19/21 Church Street ........... (02) 6862 1261 Currajong Dental, Cnr Currajong and Victoria Street .......................... (02) 6818 4444

ParkES ShirE council 2 Cecile Street, PO Box 337 PARKES NSW 2870 Ph: (02) 6861 2333 council@parkes.nsw.gov.au

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Shell Service Station, Newell Highway ................... (02) 6862 6555 Woolworths Petrol Plus, Cnr Bushman and Currajong Street ...........................1300 655 055

rv dumP FacilitiES Kelly Reserve, Cnr Newell Highway and Thomas Street Spicer Caravan Park, Cnr Victoria and Albert Street Parkes Showground, Victoria Street


greenbah Camping area

Caloma trig Lookout

wanda wandong Camping area

goobang national Park

goobang national Park Goobang National Park, one of the state’s newest National Parks is located 30km north-east of Parkes. It is approximately 42,600 hectares in size, 55km long and ranges in width from 200 metres to 20km, forming the largest area of remnant vegetation in the Central West of New South Wales. The Park incorporates Hervey, Curumbenya and Bumberry mountain ranges and surrounding country. Travellers on the Newell Highway between Tomingley and Parkes can see the park to the east. Goobang National Park can be accessed via a number of roads, including the Tomingley-Yeoval Road in the north,

the Parkes-manildra Road in the south and from Peak Hill along the Baldry Road. Free camping is available within the park at two sites, Wanda Wandong and Greenbah. New visitor facilities have been installed, featuring amenities (no water or power), interpretative signage and parking bays for recreational vehicles. Visitors are welcome to undertake passive recreation activities such as bushwalking, bird watching and camping. If you plan on horse riding in the park, you’ll need a permit. Goobang National Park provides protection for the diverse range of plant and animal communities found in central west New

South Wales, as well as the rich scenic, cultural and natural features of the area. more than 300 plant species have been recorded in the park, including 40 species of orchids. Brochures are available from the Visitor Information Centres in Peak Hill and Parkes. The park’s main trails are accessible to 2WD vehicles, however they can become very boggy after heavy rain. Caloma Trig lookout offers fantastic views of the surrounding countryside. For further information please contact NPWS lachlan Area Office on (02) 6851 4429 or visit www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au

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Clubs 1 2 3 4 5

Parkes Leagues Club Parkes Services Club Parkes Bowling & Sports Club Railway Bowling Club Parkes Golf Club

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AccommodAtion BUSHmAn’S motoR inn

PARKES intERnAtionAL comFoRt inn

PARKViEW motoR inn

Spacious, fully refurbished accommodation. Deluxe spa rooms and large family suites. All ground floor, ample parking. Purpose built function centre and separate restaurant (7 days except public holidays). Flat screen LCD TV. Free guest laundry. Salt pool. Room service and buffet breakfast. Call Peter or Linda. 4 star rating.

Award winning premier accommodation. Fully refurbished deluxe and executive units. Large LCD TV, all new bathrooms. Spacious cocktail bar and restaurant (6 days). Room service and buffet breakfast. Free guest laundry. Salt pool. Wi-Fi in all rooms. Call Ace or Pauline. The International has something for everyone. 4 star rating.

thirty-nine clean and comfortable ground floor rooms including a two bedroom unit, three bedroom fully self contained house and three disabled rooms. Fully licensed restaurant with the menu expertly prepared by our two chefs. Wedding receptions and all special occasions are catered for. Conference facilities. 3½ Star Rating.

9–13 Peak Hill Road, Parkes P: (02) 6862 2199 F: (02) 6862 5261 E: bookings@bushmans.net.au www.bushmansmotorinn.com.au

18–32 Peak Hill Road, Parkes P: (02) 6862 5222 F: (02) 6862 2988 E: info@parkesinternational.com.au www.parkesinternational.com.au

34 Forbes Road, Parkes P: (02) 6862 2888 F: (02) 6862 5306 E: parkviewmotorinn@bigpond.com.au

EL mEXicALi motEL

‘KAdinA’ BEd & BREAKFASt

coAcHmAn HotEL/motEL

12 reverse cycle a/c units, close to shops and clubs. Off highway parking, overlooking park, pool, laundry, free broadband access in rooms, tea and coffee making facilities, electric blankets, flat screen TVs, toasters, hair dryers. Clean and comfortable. Gail and Mick welcome you. 3 star rating.

“Kadina” is a fully hosted B&B, with breathtaking views to the East. Queen beds, doonas, wool blankets, robes, large fluffy towels and luxurious toiletries. The screened garden room has a hot tub. Breakfast is 5 courses, with a wide variety of teas and espresso coffee. Dinner and farm tours are available by arrangement.

the newly renovated coachman Hotel/ motel is right in the centre of town offering a spacious bar with tAB facilities, restaurant and function room suitable for large and small events. We offer quality and affordable accommodation with standard, deluxe and executive units available.

10 Station Street, Parkes P: (02) 6862 2555 F: (02) 6862 1139 E: elmex@dodo.com.au www.elmexicalimotel.com.au

22 Mengarvie Road, Parkes P: (02) 6862 3995 M: 0412 444 452 E: kadinabb@bigpond.net.au www.kadinabnb.com

48–54 Welcome Street, Parkes P: (02) 6862 2622 E: coachman@westserv.net.au

coUntRY comFoRt PARKES motEL country comfort Parkes motel is located in central nSW on the newell Highway, offering warm country hospitality in close proximity to town. The Country Comfort Parkes Motel consists of 35 spacious rooms catering for a quick stopover or short break for the family, couple or business traveller. The Motel features an indoor heated swimming pool and spa for guest use, a restaurant and bar open daily, as well as inroom dining. The Country Comfort Parkes Motel is the ideal base to explore Parkes and the Central West Region of NSW. 54–56 Newell Highway, Parkes P: (02) 6863 4333 F: (02) 6863 5883 E: ccparkes1@bigpond.com www.countrycomfortparkes.com.au

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AccommodAtion

Spicer Caravan Park The Spicer Park Caravan Park is easily located just off the Newell Highway on the corner of Victoria and Albert Streets. The Park is set on 10 acres of grassy parkland in a quiet location and is less than 5 minutes walk to the shops. The Spicer Park Caravan Park offers powered and unpowered sites, standard and deluxe cabins with amenities. Address: Phone: Email: Website:

Cnr Victoria and Albert Streets, Parkes 02 6862 6162 spicercaravanpark@parkes.nsw.gov.au www.parkes.nsw.gov.au

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tullAmore hotel

Affordable powered and unpowered sites for camping, caravans and motor homes. RV dump facility available, amenities including showers and toilets. For bookings, contact the Parkes Show Office.

We will strive to make your stay most enjoyable. Whether in one of our en-suite cabins or your own Caravan, Motor Home or Tent, our clean amenities, free BBQ area and shady lawn sites are aimed to please. Located a short walk to the clubs and restaurants – for great meals. AAA Tourism Star Rating: 3 ½ stars.

central nsW with a real touch of ireland! Tullamore Hotel has been recently reopened by proprietors Troy & Anna. You are invited to experience the hotel’s country hospitality. Services include TAB, accommodation & bistro 7 days. Family friendly, groups welcome. Try a Tullamore Dew whiskey for an Irish experience or attend the Irish Festival at Easter.

Victoria Street, Parkes P: (02) 6862 2580 M: 0431 391 849 E: parkesshow@bigpond.com

2 Ween Street, Peak Hill P: (02) 6869 1422 F: (02) 6869 1096 E: info@peakhillcaravanpark.com.au www.peakhillcaravanpark.com.au

1 Cardigan Street, Tullamore P: (02) 6892 5194

peAK hill golden peAK budget motel

Affordable rates, clean comfortable rooms – We Will looK After You. Singles – Twin – Double – Deluxe – Family Rooms. Why drive past, stay with us. Breakfast and home cooked meals available. Receive your 10cL Fuel Voucher (conditions apply). Your Hosts are David and Carol Cornish. 25 Caswell Street, Peak Hill P: (02) 6869 1429 F: (02) 6869 1093 E: goldenpeakmotel@bigpond.com

trundle shoWground

camping, caravans and motor homes welcome. Dump Ezy Unit on-site, drive in and out powered sites, toilets and showers, pets welcome. Annual Trundle Show in August. Bookings contact Trundle Lucky 7 on (02) 6892 1025. Austral Street, Trundle P: (02) 6892 1025 E: mytrundle@hotmail.com www.mytrundle.com.au

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things to do & see pArKes AntiQue motor club inc

the big fish fossil hut

the parkes Antique motor club was formed in 1974 and has over 80 members who between them, own more than 200 heritage motor cars, cycles and motors. The Club hosts an annual Motorcycle Rally on the October long weekend and a Swap Meet in mid October. The Parkes Motor Museum (part of the Henry Parkes Centre) is resourced by the Club. Each item on display is well described with both technical data and vehicle history provided on easily read sign boards. Members attend the display at peak times and are available to provide special presentations for group visits.

michael durrant the creator says “there is something here for everyone who has an interest in prehistoric wildlife – from the 4.5 metre long Xiphactinus (fish) to even the skull of a “tiny” ancestor of t rex”. cost: Peak Hill Caravan Park guests free, $3 for others (under 5 yrs free). open: 8am – 9pm daily.

Henry Parkes Centre, Newell Highway, Parkes M: 0408 025 712 E: barry.garment@bigpond.com

2 Ween Street, Peak Hill P: (02) 6869 1422 F: (02) 6869 1096 E: info@peakhillcaravanpark.com.au www.peakhillcaravanpark.com.au

2pK countrY music festivAl

pArKes historicAl societY inc

parkes historical society inc is the owner of two museum collections located at the henry parkes centre. The Henry Parkes Museum (named by Cobden Parkes, Sir Henry’s son in 1969) has in its collection the 1867 plaster bust of Sir Henry and many of his personal items. The Traditional Museum Collection has over 6,000 items from four local estates. The Clock Stand with its many clocks is part of the Collection. Parkes historical archives are also held in the Museum. The Antique Machinery Collection has 4,000 items used by local farmers over the past 100 years, including two rare tractors, the Big Four and the Fowler Reins Drive. There are 45 tractors, stationary engines, steam engines, harvesters, stampers, 5 ton drill and trucks, many of which are started up for special days and group bookings. Also on site are two very old local churches and the restored 1913 Wongalea School. Morning and afternoon teas can also be arranged. For information or bookings contact: Yvonne Hutton 0418 674 261 F: (02) 6862 6526 E: jhu32520@bigpond.net.au

the 2pK country music festival is held annually on the october long Weekend. This Festival has been held for over 44 years with many innovations during that time. The Festival boasts featured artists, groups, 2-day talent quests, concerts, family functions, buskers and poets. The association also stages regular monthly functions. P: (02) 6862 1471 E: tourism@parkes.nsw.gov.au www.visitparkes.com.au

pArKes golf club the parkes golf club is situated on 44 hectares of landscaped and manicured picturesque parkland, offering a championship course for members and visitors. 18 grass greens, watered fairways, electric carts and pull buggies for hire and competitive green fees. Visitors are welcome at all times either socially or for a game on a course rated by many as one of the best in country NSW. The Parkes Golf Club can cater for all your function needs with a spacious clubhouse, bar, auditorium and kitchen facilities, and rolling views over the fairways. London Road, Parkes P: (02) 6862 2044 F: (02) 6862 2509 E: parkesgolfclub@bigpond.com www.parkesgolfclub.com.au

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food & dining pArKes services club

the rAilWAY hotel

bellAs cAfÉ & licensed itAliAn restAurAnt

the perfect venue across from cooke park. Bistro open daily 12–2pm & 6–8.30pm. Daily blackboard specials. Coffee area with cappuccinos, teas, coffees, lattes, cakes and slices. Wednesday: Steak Night, thursday: Carvery Night, friday: Schnitzel Night, saturday: Fish & Chips Night. ATM, EFTPOS, TAB and KENO Facilities.

the railway hotel is the place to be! Our amazing artwork and modern decor leaves The Railway with an atmosphere you won’t want to escape. We boast a great new menu available for lunch and dinner, dine in or take away. TAB facilities including Trackside and Keno, and a huge function room for your next event!

located right in the heart of town, bellas café and licensed italian restaurant is open tuesday to saturday for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dinner bookings advisable.

9–17 Short Street, Parkes P: (02) 6862 1966 E: parkesservicesclub@bigpond.com www.parkesservicesclub.com.au

May Street, Parkes Follow us on Facebook! P: (02) 6862 1553 www.therailwayhotelparkes.com.au

245 Clarinda Street, Parkes P: (02) 6862 4212 F: (02) 6862 6571 E: bellascafe1@hotmail.com

JorJe’s cAfÉ

temple lions AntiQues & collectAbles

ploughmAn’s olives PLOUGHMANʼShill HILL OLIVES

Wattle View Parkes NSW 2870 Phone 02 68661260 Fax 02 68661281

enjoy the newly refurbished surrounds of Jorje’s café. Open 6 days, Bill’s Beans coffee, delicious food and great service. Sit back and relax inside or in the alfresco dining area.

Antiques, collectables, lollies, tea, coffee, pies and cakes are all available. Set in spacious, comfortable surrounds with wheelchair access. Friendly, family service at affordable prices. Relaxing atmosphere for travellers, with an array of unusual items and sweets. Coach and concession outings catered for.

249 Clarinda Street, Parkes P: (02) 6862 2177 E: j.kat@bigpond.com

96 Caswell Street, Peak Hill P: (02) 6869 1951 E: templelions@bigpond.com

                              www.ploughmanshill.com.au ploughman’s hill olives is local, produces PLOUGHMANʼS HILLolive OLIVES award winning extra virgin oil, and is a member of the Australian olive oil industry code of practices. Our products include Infused Olive Oil, Olives, Vinegars, Olive Oil Soap, Hand Cream, Shampoo, Wattle Viewand more. Conditioners, Body Lotion Parkes NSW 2870 Products available at Parkes Visitor Phone 02 68661260 Information Centre or online from our website. Fax 02 68661281

                             

P: (02) 6866www.ploughmanshill.com.au 1260 F: (02) 6866 1281 www.ploughmanshill.com.au

dish cAfÉ the dish café is an award winning restaurant at the feet of the famous parkes radio telescope. Gaze out its 2-storey windows as the giant Dish scans the skies. Twenty kilometres north of Parkes and just off the Newell Highway in Central NSW, you can enjoy freshly prepared meals and sample local produce in a bush oasis. Gourmet beef and red wine pies accompanied by freshly made blackberry jam and scones are simply out of this universe. Their edible range of gourmet souvenirs will also ensure your experience can be savoured for weeks to come. Open 7 days: 8.30am – 4.15pm

Dish Cafe

Parkes Radio Telescope P: (02) 6862 1566 E: dishcafe@live.com www.dishcafe.com.au

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shopping, services & fAcilities

Parkes Pharmacy

griffins leAding edge

pArKes cArAvAns

Standard Logo

OPEN 7 DAYS! Weekdays until 6pm Saturday 8:30am - 1pm Sunday 10am - 1pm Shop 6 Metro Plaza, 279 - 283 Clarinda Street OPPOSITE WOOLWORTHS P: (02) 6862 2411 F: (02) 6862 2603

lotus imports

ORANGE - PMS 1585C

GREY - 70% BLACK

for over 50 years we have been providing locals with sales and service for all their electronic needs: Electronics, Telstra Phone Solution, Security CCTV, Music CDs & DVDs, 2 Way radio.

parkes caravans is the place for all your caravan needs. Stocking New Windsor Caravans with a huge selection of used caravans and accessories. We specialise in repairs and service with two qualified recreational vehicle tradesmen. Book your caravan in for a service while you browse through our local boutique shops.

181–185 Clarinda Street, Parkes P: (02) 6862 2593 F: (02) 6862 5773 E: peterglepks@bigpond.com

84–92 Forbes Road, Parkes P: (02) 6862 6122 F: (02) 6862 3592 E: sales@parkescaravans.com.au www.parkescaravans.com.au

ron dunford soul pAttinson chemist

imported goods from bali – unique products from specialised craftsmen – interior and exterior decorative items with some furniture items and clothing. Pots, vases, statues, incense, lamps and jewellery. Come and see Ray and Kristen.

ron dunford chemist is a family pharmacy which specialises in accurate dispensing of all prescriptions, preparation of Webster packs for nursing home and community patients, mobility aids, diabetes and asthma requisites.

257 Clarinda Street, Parkes P: (02) 6862 4724 E: lotusimportsparkes@hotmail.com

280 Clarinda Street, Parkes P: (02) 6862 1099 F: (02) 6862 1863 E: rondunford.chemist@nunet.com.au

tech edge solutions pArKes

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RED - PMS 032C

BLUE - PMS 301C

They have three pharmacists on call at all times and a registered nurse for three days each week. They have an extensive range of all medicines, Blackmores vitamins, Revlon and Maybelline cosmetics and French perfumes.

pArKes services club

pArKes shire librArY

Service Back-Up Support Technical Support Professional Technicians Professional Sales Support Authorised Toshiba Repair Centre Locally Owned and Operated Licenced Data Cabling Part of the Leading Edge Computers Group

the perfect venue across from cooke park. We offer facilities for all types of corporate events. Our flexible function space can cater for small meetings to large seminars. Our venue is suitable for meetings, training courses, cocktail functions and product launches. We are also popular for weddings, birthdays, engagements, presentations and fundraising events.

Services include Internet public access and free Wi-Fi. Parkes: Bogan Street. Behind the Post Office. Open Monday – Saturday morning. Peak Hill: 93 Caswell Street. Open Wednesday & Friday afternoon. Trundle: Forbes Street. Open Thursday afternoon & Friday. Tullamore: Carey Street. Open Wednesday.

243 Clarinda Street, Parkes P: (02) 6863 4466 F: (02) 6863 4166 E: lec@lecp.com.au www.lecp.com.au

9–17 Short Street, Parkes P: (02) 6862 1966 E: parkesservicesclub@bigpond.com www.parkesservicesclub.com.au

P: (02) 6861 2309 F: (02) 6862 1501 E: library@parkes.nsw.gov.au www.parkes.nsw.gov.au

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Caswell Street, Peak Hill

Peak Hill Open Cut Experience

Peak Hill Peak Hill is a little town with a heart of gold! Located on the Newell Highway, 48km north of Parkes and 70km south of Dubbo, Peak Hill offers travellers an enticing break. Peak Hill’s proud history is indelibly linked with the discovery of gold in 1889. With 3 motels, 1 hotel and 2 caravan parks, Peak Hill offers visitors an affordable alternate stop over to visit The Dish, the Henry Parkes Centre, Goobang National Park or the Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo.

Peak Hill is nestled close to the Hervey Ranges which form an enchanting kaleidoscope of colours to the eastern backdrop of the town. It offers many tourist attractions such as the Peak Hill Open Cut Gold Mine, Flora and Fauna Reserve, Bogan Weir, Big Fish Fossil Hut and Australia’s first upright wheat silo. Peak Hill is rich in arts and crafts resources with all venues situated in the main street (Caswell Street). The Open Cut Gallery, 62 Caswell, has been a popular stop-over for many a traveller. The store offers a full range of hand-made crafts and gifts, and also displays many historical photographs and memorabilia. Within the same venue, Peak Hill Country Crafts opens daily for handcrafted goods, antiques, biscuits, cakes and jams. This is a community-based craft shop which also operates as the town’s visitor information centre, containing an array of brochures and maps of the town’s heritage and tourist drive. Peak Hill’s latest Art Centre, Ninda Gallery, offers both Indigenous

and Australian Artwork. Try some of the town’s finest home cooking at Kezza’s Craft Shop, baked by Peak Hill’s local show champion. The Peak Hill Open Cut Experience is located just 400 metres from the main street of Peak Hill, Caswell Street – this open cut gold mine provides a great example of mining techniques used historically and today. The historic Peak Hill mine operated between 1893 and 1917 producing about 60,000 ounces from 500,000 tonnes of rock. Alkane Exploration re-excavated for gold on the site between 1996 and 2002 retrieving 145,000 ounces of gold from 4.9 million tonnes of rock. While most of the historic operations were consumed by the recent mining activity, some of the old workings have been preserved. The Open Cut Experience includes both the historic works and the more recent mines with several walking trails, interpretative signage and a viewing platform.

On the road to the Golf Club is the Fauna and Flora Reserve, originally one of the many old alluvial workings, a leisurely stroll from the centre of town, providing opportunity to enjoy a variety of birdlife. Rainbow Bee-eaters, Red-rumped Parrots and Zebra Finches are included among the species as are colourful orchids in the cooler months. Like many western centres, Peak Hill has endeavoured to preserve a proud and colourful history. On the southern town approach, the older section of the Peak Hill Hospital dates back to the early 1900s. Typifying the building style of that era, the building has strong architectural appeal and has gained National Trust recognition. Restoration is well underway for The Carrington Hotel which was almost totally destroyed by fire in 1991. It is proposed that the building, once completed, may lend itself to the mining and heritage history of the town. A place where the tourist can stop and partake in the tea room facilities and ‘step back in time’ with heritage items to view. The Bogan Weir, site of Peak Hill’s original water supply, has shady picnic areas and provides pleasant opportunities for bird watching and fishing. An active and diverse sporting centre, Peak Hill boasts excellent recreational facilities with those provided by the Golf Club (with state-wide recognised sand greens), the Bowling Club and Ex-Services Club, especially popular with visitors.

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Peak Hill ATTRACTIONS / ACTIVITIES Peak Hill Visitor Centre, Country Crafts and Open Cut Gallery

Open 7 days 9.30am – 4.30pm The Open Cut Gallery shows the history of the Peak Hill open cut gold mine which dates back to the gold rush days of the late 1890s and early 1900s. Also home to Peak Hill Country Crafts and the Peak Hill Visitor Information Centre, it is a welcome stop for travellers on the Newell Highway. Break your journey and browse amongst the many art works, craft items and antiques and collectables that are on display.

62 Caswell Street (02) 6869 1981

Peak Hill Open Cut Experience

Open 7 days 9am – 4pm, Free entry 5 open cuts, viewing platform and self guided walking trails. Guided tours available, gold panning booking essential. Phone Parkes Visitor Information Centre (02) 6862 6000.

Mingelo Street Info: (02) 6869 1981 Bookings: (02) 6862 6000

Big Fish Fossil Hut

Open 7 days 9am – 5pm $3.00 entry, caravan park guests and children under 5 years free. Permanent Exhibition displays a wide range of specimens depicting a range of ancient wildlife groups that have lived across Eastern Australia over the past 700 million years.

Peak Hill Caravan Park, 2 Ween Street (02) 6869 1422

Ninda Gallery

Indigenous and Australian Artworks.

87 Caswell Street (02) 6813 0708

Peak Hill Flora and Fauna Reserve

Easy walking track with breathtaking views across to the Hervey Ranges from the wooden footbridge.

Access from Golf Club Road

Bogan Weir

A tranquil retreat on the Bogan River located 7kms west of Peak Hill. Enjoy a picnic, camping or fishing.

Turn left into Tullamore Road from Caswell Street

Memorial Park

Toilets and BBQ facilities.

Cnr Caswell and Ween Streets

Commercial Gardens

Toilets and picnic facilities, CountryLink Coach connection.

Cnr Caswell and Dugga Streets

The Railway Building

Built in 1910, the railway building was relocated to Lindner Oval upon the cessation of passenger train travel to Peak Hill in 1982.

Australia’s First Upright Grain Silo

The first vertical wheat silo to be built in Australia in 1918. It is still used today.

ACCOMMODATION

SERVICES & FACIlITIES

Club House Hotel

91 Caswell Street

(02) 6869 1474

Country Roads Motor Inn

34–36 Newell Highway

(02) 6869 1688

Double D Caravan Park

42 Bogan Street

(02) 6869 1797

Peak Hill Golden Peak Budget Motel

Caswell Street

(02) 6869 1429

Oasis Motel

152 Caswell Street

(02) 6869 1383

Peak Hill Caravan Park

2 Ween Street

(02) 6869 1422

Club House Hotel

91 Caswell Street

02 6869 1474

Ex Services & Citizens Club

Cnr Caswell and Mingelo Streets

02 6869 1889

Peak Hill Bowling Club

54 Caswell Street

0429 471 851

86 Cino

86 Caswell Street

02 6869 1100

Temple lions Antique & Collectables (lolly shop & tea room)

96 Caswell Street

02 6869 1951

Mick’s Kountry Kebabs & Takeaway

66 Caswell Street

02 6869 1196

Robert’s Deli

84 Caswell Street

02 6869 1258

DINING

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Emergency: Rural Fire Brigade, SES, Police Station Medical: Peak Hill District Hospital, Medical Centre, Ambulance, Chemist Services: Community Technology Centre (CTC) – Internet Services, Library, Post Office, Newsagency, Real Estate Agency, Accountant, Bank, Solicitor, Court House, Local FM Radio, RV Dump Point Shopping: Supermarket, Art And Craft Gift Shops, Antique Store, Barber, Hairdresser, Beauty, Farm Supplies Service Stations: Koala Fuel, Red Spot Mechanical Repairs, APS Service Station Sporting Facilities: Skate Park, Tennis and Basketball Courts, Football and Cricket Ovals, Squash Court, Golf and Bowling Clubs, Showground

ANNUAl EVENTS

ANNUAl EVENTS

JAN

Peak Hill Australia Day Celebrations

AUG

Annual Agricultural Show, Open Golf Day, Annual Dog Show

MAR

Annual Landscape Art Award (Easter)

SEPT

APR

Open Golf Day, Tomingley Picnic Races, ANZAC Day Celebrations

District Ram Sales, Temple Lions Antique Auctions, Spring fêtes and street stalls

MAY

Pony Gymkhana

OCT

Peak Hill Garden Show, Mungery Picnic Races (Long Weekend)

JUN

Art and Craft Exhibition (Long Weekend)

NOV

Peak Hill Country Crafts Art Sale

JUl

Harness Racing

DEC

Peak Hill Meet You Up The Street Festival, Billy Cart Derby, Country Talent Quest

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The Trundle Hotel Trundle Bush Tucker Day

The Black Range

Trundle If you’re looking to capture a classic photo of an Aussie country town, look no further than Trundle. Picture yourself here, standing on New South Wales’ widest main street, next to one of the longest wooden verandahs in Australia!

This famous verandah belongs to the Trundle Hotel, which was built in 1909. The two storey hotel was built out of pise mud, rendered with cement and adorned with a 66 metre long wooden verandah. Today the hotel offers a great spot for a drink, counter meal or accommodation. There are no problems with angle parking in Trundle – Forbes Street is New South Wales’ widest main street, measuring 60 metres across. September is a great month to visit Trundle, timing your visit with a great day of fun at the Trundle Bush Tucker Day. Every year the event dishes up a day of fun for participants and spectators, featuring bush cooking competitions, billy boiling sprint, damper throw, live bands and a whole program of bush entertainment. August is also a busy

time, when the 600-odd Trundle residents and the surrounding community get together to host the Annual Agricultural Show. The nearby Black Range is an ideal spot to go bush walking or bird watching. It offers a peaceful and quiet place to enjoy the picnic ground facilities. Situated 55km north-west of Parkes, Trundle is a rural community with production consisting mostly of wheat, sheep and cattle farming. Trundle is well positioned within the Parkes Shire to take advantage of job opportunities at the progressive Northparkes Mines, a major employer in the Shire. Just an easy 40 minute drive away from Northparkes, Trundle offers affordable real estate, excellent schools and a relaxed lifestyle.

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DINING

ATTRACTIONS / ACTIVITIES

SERVICES & FACILITIES

Trundle Hotel (02) 6892 1009

18 Hole Golf Course with sand greens.

Tourist Information: Clarke’s Garage, Parkes Street (02) 6892 1093

Trundle Services & Citizens Club (02) 6892 1075

Tennis Courts

Trundle Golf Club (02) 6892 1301

Licensed Clubs, Trundle Ex-Services & Citizen’s Club and Golf Club

Playing Fields: Berryman Oval has a BBQ Area and Play Equipment.

Trundle Café (02) 6892 1599

25 metre Pool and Children’s Pool open during the warmer months

THE TRUNDLE TREE CHANGE PROJECT The Trundle Tree Change Project is based on the successful ‘rent a farmhouse’ scheme of Cumnock and was implemented to reinvigorate the small community and entice people to relocate to Trundle. By renting vacant farmhouses for $1 a week, the community aims to attract new families to the district to ensure the schools and businesses of Trundle survive. The project is now gaining momentum in Trundle and has attracted widespread interest on a national and international level. Media interest has also been strong with Andrew Denton’s film production company taking an interest in filming the process of the Rent a Farm House Scheme in Trundle. The television series is expected to be aired in 2012. For further details visit www.mytrundle.com.au

Bush Walking: The Black Range offers peace and quiet. Ideal for picnicking, bird watching and bushwalking Long Paddock Museum: Open by Appointment, for bookings phone Clarke’s Garage (02) 6892 1093

Supermarket, Café, Gift Shop, Dress Shop, Hairdresser, Hardware Store, Post Office, Credit Union, Insurance Broker and Stock and Station Agent, NRMA Childcare Centre, Public and Private Schools Multipurpose Health Centre (Hospital and Doctors Surgery) Community Technology Centre (CTC) – Internet Services, Library Trundle Community Tyre Service (02 6892 1054; Clarke’s Garage (02) 6892 1093

ANNUAL EVENTS 26TH JANUARY

Australia Day Celebrations

25TH APRIL

ANZAC Day Services

APRIL

Farmers and Settlers Markets

AUGUST

Annual Agricultural Show

AUGUST

Farmers and Settlers Markets

1ST SAT IN SEPTEMBER

Trundle Bush Tucker Day

NOVEMBER

Farmers and Settlers Markets

1ST SUN OF EACH MONTH

Tour De Trundle

DECEMBER

Carols in the Hall

For a full list of events in Trundle visit www.mytrundle.com.au

ACCOMMODATION Trundle Hotel

Pub-style accommodation

(02) 6892 1009 www.trundlehotel.com.au

Motel accommodation

Trundle Services & Citizens Club

(02) 6892 1075

Trundle Showground

Camping, RV Dump Point, Bookings at the Lucky 7 Store

(02) 6892 1025

Celebrating 25 years

tRUNDLE bush tucker day TRUNDLE showground saturday 1st sep 2012

best decorated bush apron, bushmen’s relay, tug-o-war, master bush chef, great bush stalls, free bush tucker tasting, billy boil sprint, damper throw, $1000 bush cooking competition & celebrity chef live music all day long & much more...

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Tullamore Irish Festival

Tullamore Irish Festival – held annually each Easter Weekend

Tullamore Tullamore is situated on the Bogan Way, an alternate north south route to the Newell Highway. Tullamore is centrally located to the larger towns of Parkes, Forbes, Condobolin and Narromine.

Sheep and cattle grazing and crop production is the basis of the Tullamore economy. Wheat, barley and oats, oilseeds and winter legumes are grown annually, bringing the town alive during November for harvest. Tullamore offers an insight into rural activity during the annual show in August. ATTRACTIONS / ACTIVITIES

With a population of approximately 500 people, including the township and surrounding farms, there is a strong sense of community and mateship.

This annual festival which has been

The town of Tullamore has become best known for the incredibly popular Tullamore Irish Festival, featuring Irish dancers and entertainers, an Irish hurdle race and a program of Irish fun.

held since 2004, celebrates Tullamore’s

Coffee Shop, Museum and Art Gallery: open 10am - 5pm, Wednesday to Sunday

strong Irish links. Many Irish born

Berryman Oval offers Playground Facilities and Rest Rooms

settlers moved into the area in the 1900s

Skate Park

and today up to 80% of the community retain Irish family connections. Many

Memorial Park: Public Toilets, BBQ and Picnic Settings, Play Equipment

rural properties around Tullamore are

Pola Park Sporting Complex, Football Oval

named after Irish towns, such as Omagh,

Swimming Pool

Kinvara, Cadungle, Fermoy and Carlyle.

Pony Club: Tullamore Showground

DINING

SERVICES & FACILITIES

Tullamore Bowling & Citizens Club

Haylock St

(02) 6892 5250

Tullamore Auto Centre

Cardigan St

(02) 6892 5268 (Take away meals)

Tullamore Hotel

Cardigan St

(02) 6892 5194

Multipurpose Health Service: General Practitioner, Pharmacy, Aged Care, Physio and more Tullamore Central School caters for students from Kindergarten to Year 12 (6 to 12 through the Access programme)

ACCOMMODATION

Pre-school and Childcare Centre

Tullamore Showground

Camping facilities equipped with Toilets, Showers and Laundry Facilities, RV Dump Facility. Bookings phone Stanbrook’s Store

(02) 6892 5192

The Tullamore Hotel

71 Cardigan Street

(02) 6892 5194

Library Police Stanbrook’s Store: Post Office, ANZ Bank Agency & Dry Cleaning Agency

ANNUAL EVENTS 26TH JANUARY

Australia Day Celebrations

EASTER WEEKEND

Tullamore Irish Festival

25TH APRIL

ANZAC Day Services

2ND WEEK IN AUGUST

Annual Agricultural Show

Beauty salon Café and Takeaway, Newsagency, General Store and Gift Shop Tullamore Mechanical Repairs

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Tullamore Irish Festival – held annually each Easter Weekend

About the tullAmore irish festivAl Nine years ago, Tullamore residents weren’t content to see their community lose population, services and to a certain extent, heart. They decided that by working together to produce a festival, not only would they have a focus but they would attract people to their small town in the Central West and generate camaraderie. Thus was born the Tullamore Irish Festival. The Festival takes place annually on the Easter weekend and is testament to the community for their support and sheer hard work. Since 2004, the Festival has grown from one day of activities to an extensive program which keeps visitors to Tullamore entertained for three days. The main day of the Festival is Saturday, where from 10am to 8pm there is constant entertainment provided firstly through the street parade and then to the Festival Village where the full program gets underway, headed by lively Irish bands, dancers and entertainers. On the other festival days, activities include the Tullamore Irish Festival Art Exhibition, Irish Films, Stations of the Cross, Campfire Concert, local self guided car tours, an ecumenical service and a Hooley on Easter Sunday. Camping is available at the Tullamore Showground. Tullamore folk would love you to join them for one or all of their programmed events to help celebrate their Irish heritage. To plan your festival experience, visit the Tullamore website for full details www.tullamoreinc.com.au

Bogan gaTe Located approximately 30km to the west of Parkes, Bogan Gate has a population of approximately 200 people. Bogan Gate is derived from the local Aboriginal word meaning “the birthplace of a notable headman of the local tribe”. The village lies on the Sydney – Broken Hill rail line, and it is the junction for the Trundle Tottenham Branch line.

Bogan Gate is a progressive little village with services including a general store/newsagency, takeaway, hotel/motel with postal services, school and police station. The Bogan Gate Hotel/Motel offers affordable, quality accommodation with counter meals available for lunch and dinner most days. Phone (02) 6864 1106. The Bogan Gate Memorial Hall is a versatile community venue with excellent function facilities that is available for hire. Enquiries phone (02) 6864 1193. Bogan Gate Arts and Crafts is housed in the old Railway Station building, and is open Saturday and Sunday from 10am – 4.30pm and other times by appointment. Phone Shelley Nutley (02) 6864 1126.

Bogan Gate Hotel/Motel

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A great rest stop for the weary traveller is Burrawang Park, where you will find a children’s playground and BBQ facilities. The nine-hole golf course and night-lit tennis courts also provide some great recreation options.

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The Trundle Hotel

Bogan link – touriSt DrivE Driving on the Newell Highway or looking to head west for an alternative route? Try the Bogan Link.

Head west from Parkes to Bogan Gate and proceed north to explore the towns of Trundle, Tullamore, Albert and Tottenham before linking with the Mitchell Highway at Trangie or Nyngan. The Bogan Way offers a great route for those looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the highway and get back to a leisurely way of doing things. These towns have much to offer. Often described as the real New South Wales, they each offer a tapestry of history, nature and diversity in the peace and quiet of the Heart of New South Wales. BOGAN GATE – famous Australian solider Henry Harbord (The Breaker) Morant, who was also a poet, horse-breaker, jackeroo and drover, spent many of his days in the Bogan Gate region and a memorial is now dedicated to him in the town. The Railway Arts & Crafts Centre is well worth a visit on weekends between 10.00am – 4.30pm

and no visit would be complete without a delicious Devonshire Tea. For further information on the Bogan Gate Railway Station Arts & Crafts Centre, contact Shelley Nutley on (02) 6864 1126. TRUNDLE – the heritage-listed Trundle Hotel was built in 1909 in three stages over a three-year period. It is two stories high, built out of pise mud and rendered with cement. The hotel also claims the longest wooden verandah in NSW, and the town has the widest main street in the State. Why not camp and explore the Black Range. For further information contact the Trundle Information Centre (Clarke’s Garage) on (02) 6892 1093. TULLAMORE – is a renowned rural area where sheep and cattle grazing, along with crop production form the major industry. The people are warm hearted and friendly and will offer you a big country welcome

all year round. For further information contact the Tullamore Bowling & Citizen’s Club on (02) 6892 5250. ALBERT – much of the country along The Bogan Way has provided inspiration for Australia’s poets, authors and artists. None more so than the inspiration for Eric Jolliffe of Saltbush Bill fame – the Albert Rabbit Trap Hotel. An isolated watering hole, the Rabbit Trap in Albert is a welcome respite for any traveller. TOTTENHAM – is only 32kms from the geographic centre of NSW, which is marked with a cairn north west of the town. Tottenham is within 60kms of the Mitchell Highway at Nevertire or Nyngan, linking to Bourke via the Mitchell Highway and to Cobar via the Barrier Highway. For further information contact the Tottenham Tourist Information Centre on (02) 6892 4020.

Utes in the Paddock, Ootha

ExplorE CEntral nSW – Day tripS from parkES

Visit Central New South Wales… explore beyond Parkes Shire for the day and take in the incredible sights including the Utes in the Paddock at Ootha, the Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo, the Wellington Caves, Cowra's Japanese Gardens or take a lap around Mt Panorama in Bathurst. There is much to explore, but be sure to plan time to take in the many hidden secrets along your way… For further details and contacts visit www.visitnsw.com.au

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