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PA R K E S + P E A K H I L L + B O GA N GAT E + T RU N D L E + T U L L A M O R E


CONTENTS Be Out There In The Parkes Region

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Visitor Information

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Getting Here

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Festivals + Events

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The Dish

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History + Culture

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Shop + Eat

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Accommodation 22 Explore 24 PARKES CBD MAP 26 ACCOMMODATION DIRECTORY 27 PARKES TOWNSHIP MAP 28 Parks + Recreation

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Peak Hill

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Trundle 36 Tullamore 40 Bogan Gate

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100 Miles Of Experiences

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REGIONAL MAP 47 ADVERTISING DIRECTORY | Accommodation

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ADVERTISING DIRECTORY | Shop + Eat

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ADVERTISING DIRECTORY | See + Do

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Photos courtesy of: Denise Yates (Five Hours West), Elizabeth Allnut (Armchair Safari), Mark James, John Sarkissian, Les Finn, Jack of Hearts Studio, National Parks & Wildlife Service. Artwork: Crackler. Printing: Blue Star Web. DISCLAIMER Information, including operator’s prices and inclusions, contained in this brochure is supplied by individual operators as at January 2018. Whilst every endeavour has been made to ensure absolute accuracy of information, Parkes Shire Council and its agents cannot be held responsible for any consequences resulting from mis-description or inadvertent errors contained herein.


Be out there in the Parkes Region where it all adds up for fun and quirky experiences along with a bucket list of iconic attractions and events that will provide memories to last a lifetime.

BE WELCOMED in our townships with friendly hospitality, memorable experiences and stories. BE ENTERTAINED by our unique Events + Festivals including the internationally renowned Parkes Elvis Festival celebrating the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll each January and the Trundle ABBA Festival in May.

BE AMAZED by our dreamy dark skies and scientific technology with a visit to the iconic CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope, made famous by the hit move, ‘The Dish’.

BE INSPIRED by our History + Culture translated through our many attractions, monuments, exhibits and trails in the region.

BE FULFILLED with a wide range of dining options that cater for a variety of tastes and pick up some unique gifts and local produce at one of our many retail outlets and boutique stores.

BE RESTED in a range of quality accommodation options including bed and breakfasts, serviced accommodation, motels, hotels and cabins. Pitch and unhitch with RV friendly facilities, quiet and spacious caravan parks and campgrounds.

BE ADVENTUROUS with nature based experiences including bushwalking, hiking, riding, fishing and 4 wheel driving in our National Parks and State Forests.

BE PLAYFUL and enjoy the many picturesque parks, playgrounds, cycle ways, recreational and sporting facilities providing hours of entertainment for the whole family.

BE CENTRAL to 100 miles of experiences from Parkes including the Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo,

... it all adds up for fun and adventure in Parkes.

Don’t forget to share your experiences with us! #visitparkes @visitparkesregion

BE OUT THERE IN THE PARKES REGION

Wellington Caves, food and wine experiences in the Orange region and the Japanese Gardens in Cowra.

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Welcome to the Parkes Shire Gawaymbanha Wiradjurigu Ngurambanggu Welcome to Wiradjuri Country

MAYORAL WELCOME Welcome to the Parkes region. Enjoy our iconic attractions including the world famous CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope, and quirky events including the internationally renowned Parkes Elvis Festival that has cemented Parkes as a must see destination for travellers touring regional Australia. On behalf of the people of Parkes Shire, I welcome you to our region and wish you a safe, adventurous and enjoyable visit. Cr Ken Keith, OAM Mayor of Parkes Shire


FAST FACTS ABOUT THE PARKES REGION Population: Elevation: Shire area: Average temperatures: Average rainfall: Major industries:

Parkes 12,000 | Parkes Shire 15,148 339 metres. 5,919sq km Winter minimum 6 degrees / maximum 15 degrees Summer minimum 16 degrees / maximum 32 degrees 584mm per year Agriculture, Transport, Mining, Tourism, Retail, Public Sector

PARKES VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE Call into the Parkes Visitor Information Centre located within the Henry Parkes Centre on the Newell Highway north of town. The friendly staff can assist you with all your visitor needs including a wide range of local information on accommodation, events and attractions, destination brochures and maps.

Open 7 days, 9am - 4pm weekdays, 10am - 3pm weekends and public holidays. Closed Christmas Day. Phone 02 6862 6000 or 1800 624 365 Newell Hwy (North), Parkes NSW

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VISITOR INFORMATION

Pick up a souvenir to commemorate your visit or choose from a wide variety of regional produce. Get your photo taken with a life sized Elvis!

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Getting Here Parkes is ideally located in Central NSW along the major inland touring route the Newell Highway. From Sydney you can be out there in just 45 minutes by plane or enjoy the scenic drive or train ride through the Blue Mountains to regional NSW.

TRANSPORT CONNECTIONS TO PARKES

PUBLIC TRANSPORT IN PARKES

ROAD

BUS

Parkes is easily accessed from Brisbane and Melbourne via the Newell Highway and road links with Sydney, Adelaide and Canberra are also convenient.

Western Road Liners offers a town bus service Monday to Friday (except public holidays) within the Parkes township. Enquiries Ph: 02 6862 1022

Distances from Parkes by Road (kms): Canberra - 306 Melbourne - 708 Sydney - 365 Brisbane - 995 Wollongong - 403 Adelaide - 1,067 Newcastle - 490 Perth - 3,813

TAXIS Parkes Taxis Ph: 02 6862 2222 Maxi Taxi and wheelchair accessible Taxi available.

HIRE CARS AIR Rex connects Parkes to Sydney with several daily return flights. Ph: 13 17 13 or www.rex.com.au The Parkes Regional Airport is located on the road to Orange, 5kms east of Parkes. Parkes Airport Ph: 02 6816 4500

TRAIN & COACH SERVICES Daily coach and rail passenger services are operated by NSW TrainLink between Parkes and Sydney return. Services are also available to Canberra. Ph: 13 22 32 or www.nswtrainlink.info Parkes Railway Station Ph: 02 6862 5697

Avis Ph: 02 6862 6677 Thrifty Ph: 02 6862 1088 Hertz Ph: 02 6862 4122

ACCESSIBILITY Parkes Region aims to provide accessible experiences and amenity for visitors including pram ramps and wheelchair access to major attractions and an array of accessible bathrooms and baby change facilities in our public amenities. The footpath network has improved to allow for shared paths and ramps for easy access throughout the main townships. The Parkes Visitor Information Centre and www.visitparkes.com.au are the most reliable and accurate source of key visitor information when planning your visit.


Be Welcomed in Our Towns The townships of Parkes, Bogan Gate, Peak Hill, Trundle and Tullamore each contribute their unique personality, attractions and events to create the undeniable appeal of the Parkes region as a wonderful place to live and visit.

PARKES Parkes, is conveniently located within five hours of Sydney and three hours of Canberra. Ideally situated along the Newell Highway, Australia’s major inland touring route and the intersection of the north-south and east-west rail line. Parkes is an accessible and appealing destination for all visitors with quality accommodation, enjoyable dining options and an array of memorable experiences waiting to be made.

PEAK HILL Nestled close to the Hervey Ranges, Peak Hill’s proud history is indelibly linked with the discovery of gold in 1889. Peak Hill is the ideal stop over for travellers along the Newell Highway offering affordable accommodation and rich cultural and historic experiences. Find out more on page 30

TRUNDLE Situated 55km north-west of Parkes, Trundle is a rural community, with production consisting mostly of wheat, sheep and cattle farming. If you’re looking to capture a classic photo of an Aussie country town, look no further than Trundle. Picture yourself standing on New South Wales’ widest main street, next to one of the longest wooden verandahs in Australia! Find out more on page 34

TULLAMORE Tullamore is situated on the Bogan Way, an alternate north-south route to the Newell Highway and positioned centrally to the larger towns of Parkes, Forbes, Condobolin and Narromine. Tullamore has become best known for their incredible hospitality. Keep an eye out for their program of intimate events. Find out more on page 38

BOGAN GATE

GETTING HERE

Bogan Gate is derived from the local Aboriginal word meaning “the birthplace of a notable headman of the local tribe”. Bogan Gate is a short 20 minute drive west of Parkes and is the first stop along the Bogan Way Tourist Drive. Stop in for traditional Devonshire tea at the Arts and Craft shop or have a hearty meal at the Bogan Gate pub. Find out more on page 41

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A Proud History Parkes and the surrounding smaller towns combine as a progressive regional centre; 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. The traditional owners of the Parkes Shire region are the Wiradjuri people who have lived in these lands for more than 40,000 years. Wiradjuri culture is alive in the community with the language being taught in our local schools and public spaces featuring traditional artworks and storytelling. Find out more on page 18 of this guide. In 1862, 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 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. 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. 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. Also visit the landmark bronze statue of Sir Henry Parkes that stands proudly in the Parkes CBD at the intersection of Clarinda and Welcome Streets.

Who better than our local residents and business owners to give insight into the best tips and tricks to make your stay in Parkes as good as it can be. Our local community are the best source of information for making the most out of an experience, so keep an eye out through this guide for ‘live like a local’ tips and tricks when visiting the Parkes Region.


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Festivals

Events

Be part of our wonderfully whacky events and festivals where you can be who you want to be, Elvis or Priscilla, Bjorn or Freda, an Irish Leprechaun or even a bush tucker master! There is an array of iconic festivals that should be part of everyone’s bucket list delivering a plethora of entertainment across the calendar year. Thousands of visitors flock to Parkes in the second week of January each year for the Parkes Elvis Festival celebrating the King of Rock n Roll’s birthday. Be out there and sample some delicious bush tucker at the annual Trundle Bush Tucker Day on the first Saturday in September. Trundle also transforms as the ABBA Capital of Australia with the annual Trundle ABBA Festival in May offering retro fun and entertainment attracting visitors from around the nation and across the globe.

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Sign up to our Whats ON e-newsletter to keep up to date with our events. www.visitparkes.com.au

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PARKES ELVIS FESTIVAL Dust off your blue suede shoes and swivel your hips to Parkes in the second week of January each year for Parkes Elvis Festival celebrating the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s birthday. With hundreds of events over five days featuring world renowned Elvis Tribute Artists, street parade, car shows, rock ‘n’ roll dancing competitions and more, Parkes Elvis Festival has become a mustsee festival that now attracts over 25,000 visitors from across the world.

FUTURE FESTIVAL DATES 2020 2021

8-12 January 6-10 January

For festival information visit www.parkeselvisfestival.com.au Follow Parkes Elvis Festival

WHY ELVIS IN PARKES? Thousands of people Australia-wide and indeed all over the world have fallen in love with Parkes Elvis Festival. From its humble beginnings with a packed out dinner show at ‘Gracelands’ (now known as Hotel Gracelands), we now have more than 150 events across five days at 25 venues, with in excess of 25,000 people flocking to Parkes for the biggest celebration of the life and music of Elvis. The first Parkes Elvis Festival was held in January 1993 thanks to a passionate group of local Elvis enthusiasts. Bob and Anne Steel OAM, who owned Gracelands, led the group and hosted the first festival in their restaurant. January was picked to coincide with Elvis’ birthday and, because it was traditionally a quiet time of year for the region, the Festival brought the town to life.

The Festival has grown dramatically over the years both in visitor numbers and quality of the performances and program content. There is an ‘Elvis Express’ train service that transports passengers to Parkes from Sydney and return, along with many other transport providers providing great packages to the Festival from around Australia. The Festival continues to attract widespread media attention with over 200 million media hits generated across the globe in 2018. The Festival celebrated its 27th year in 2019 with 25,000+ visitors enjoying the music, fun and atmosphere of the Festival which has cemented itself as a premier event on the world stage


TRUNDLE ABBA FESTIVAL Is the ‘ABBA Gold’ album your favourite playlist? Are you a singing and dancing queen? Do you secretly wish sequins on everything and men in flares were still in fashion? Or are you simply interested in having great fun and seeing new places?

The Trundle ABBA Festival was founded in 2012 by a local Trundle couple. After visiting the nearby Parkes Elvis Festival and thinking “how great would an ABBA Festival be?” they searched for an event to attend but couldn’t find one to go to and so thought…“Ok, let’s put one on!”

If you answered yes to any of these questions then Mamma Mia, the Trundle ABBA Festival is for you!

Now, Trundle has the only ABBA Festival in Australia and the event has experienced significant growth to over 5,000 people in 2017. Given the town’s population is just over 500 people, the ability of this vibrant, passionate and thriving community to deliver a major event is inspiring to everyone who attends.

FUTURE FESTIVAL DATES: 2019 2020

4 May 2 May

For festival information and tickets visit www.trundleabbafestival.com.au Follow Trundle ABBA Festival

Try Glamping or even home hosting during our fabulous festivals! Don’t miss out just because you can’t get a motel, the Home Hosting program is a fantastic way to stay and you may even make a local friend for life! Find out more by contacting the Parkes Visitor Information Centre.

BE ENTERTAINED | Festivals + Events

Held in the rural township of Trundle, Central Western NSW, the Trundle ABBA Festival is Australia’s only and original ABBA Festival. Held on the first weekend in May each year, Trundle ABBA Festival provides two days packed full of family friendly entertainment. With highlights including Bjorn Again, the World’s No. 1 ABBA Tribute Band and Fashions of the Festival there will never be a dull moment!

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PARKES PICNIC RACES Frock on up to the annual Parkes Picnic Races held over the June Long Weekend. This is the social highlight of the winter season with fashion, fun and frivolity all adding up to a fabulous weekend in the Parkes Shire. www.parkespicnicraces.com.au

ASTROFEST Be out there amongst the universe in July for the annual Festival of astronomy. Culminating in an astrophotography exhibition and conference, the event attracts both professional and amateur astronomers and astrophotographers from Australia and around the world. www.cwas.org.au/astrofest

TRUNDLE BUSH TUCKER DAY Taking place annually in Trundle on the first Saturday in September, the event dishes up a day of fun for participants and spectators, featuring bush cooking competitions, free bush tucker tasting and a wholesome program of bush entertainment. Now in its third decade, the event attracts headline acts such as Troy Cassar-Daley and Beccy Cole who have performed at previous events. www.trundlebushtuckerday.com

CAR & BIKE EVENTS Be revved up in October with an array of car and bike events in the region including the Parkes Antique Motor Club Motorcycle Rally on the long weekend, Swap Meet and Central West Car Club’s Show & Shine mid October.


Calendar of Major Events JANUARY 2nd Weekend 26th 26th

Parkes Elvis Festival Parkes Harness Racing Australia Day Meeting Australia Day Celebrations in Parkes Shire

MARCH Variable Variable 23rd 30th - 31st

Rotary Charity Golf Tournament Australian Marbles Championships National Local Government Touch Carnival Trundle Tractor Start Up Day (2019, Biennially)

APRIL 29th

Parkes Open Houses (2019, Biennially)

MAY Variable 4th 4th - 5th 12th

Parkes Painting Group Annual Art Exhibition Trundle ABBA Festival Bogan Gate Market Weekend Parkes Jockey Club Gold Cup Race Meeting

JUNE Long Weekend Long Weekend Long Weekend Long Weekend

Parkes Picnic Races Peak Hill Art & Craft Exhibition Parkes & District Kennel Club Show Parkes POW WOW Scale Aerobatics

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JULY 19th - 21st

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AstroFest and 50th Anniversary of man landing on the moon

AUGUST Variable

Annual Agricultural Shows

Variable 7th 3rd Weekend

National Busking Championships – Peak Hill Trundle Bush Tucker Day Parkes Open Golf Tournament

OCTOBER Long Weekend 19th 13th

Parkes Antique Motor Club Motorcycle Rally Parkes Show ‘n’ Shine & Swap Meet Parkes Open Gardens (2019, Biennially)

DECEMBER Variable Variable

Parkes Christmas Street Parade and Upmarkets Carols by Candelight

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SEPTEMBER

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BE AMAZED BY

Space

Science at The Dish

Parkes Township Map Reference C1, page 27 Tune into the universe with a visit to the CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope, star of the movie ‘The Dish,’ (2000), it is one of Australia’s most prominent landmarks and a must-see attraction on every driving holiday through inland New South Wales. The 64 metre wide dish stands impressively over surrounding farmlands – a sophisticated piece of scientific equipment ironically in the middle of sheep paddocks! Located 20km north of Parkes and just a short 5km detour off the Newell Highway. Built virtually in the shadow of The Dish, the Visitor Discovery Centre is where visitors can explore the world of astronomy and discover the role The Dish plays in ‘listening to the stars’.

Visitors can help astronomers exploring the universe by turning off mobile phones and wi-fi devices or placing them in flight/airplane mode. This reduces ‘radio frequency interference’ and greatly improves the ability of the scientists to capture tiny radio signals coming from distant stars and galaxies. The Centre features many displays hands on exhibits and a 3D theatre screening programs on space and astronomy. The Dish Shop features a range of astronomy and space science books, DVDs, science toys and souvenirs. Enjoy a coffee stop or a meal at the award winning Dish Café onsite, or make use of the free BBQ and picnic facilities.


THE DISH AND DISH CAFÉ OPENING HOURS + 7 days a week from 8.30am to 4.15pm (including public holidays) + Extended hours during New South Wales school holidays + Closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day

ADMISSION + Entry is free to the Discovery Centre, telescope viewing area and astronomy and space science exhibition. + Admission fees apply for the 3D theatre. + Group visits are available by appointment.

DID YOU KNOW?

CONTACT 1 Telescope Road, Parkes NSW Ph: 02 6861 1777 www.csiro.au/parkes

Sample a famous Dish beef and red wine pie or take home some delicious Dish Café Jam or Relish.

BE AMAZED | The Dish

The Dish is still at the forefront of radio astronomy and is operated remotely by astronomers from all around the world ‘listening’ for radio waves and signals from across the universe.

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Historic Attractions Cultural Experiences Parkes’ proud history and culture is told through monuments, stories and exhibitions throughout the town. Be informed, inspired and nostalgic as you journey through our colourful history, cultural influences and iconic personalities that have shaped our town throughout history.

HENRY PARKES CENTRE Parkes Township Map Reference C1, page 27 The Henry Parkes Centre is a modern tourism complex and cultural precinct located on the Newell Highway on the northern side of town, incorporating: + + + + +

Parkes Visitor Information Centre The King’s Castle Elvis Exhibit Parkes Motor Museum Henry Parkes Museum Antique Machinery Collection

Call in to the Visitor Information Centre to have your photo taken with a life sized Elvis, learn more about the area, grab a free map, a cold drink or ice cream and a Parkes souvenir to commemorate your trip. The King’s Castle Elvis Exhibit and Parkes Motor Museum adjoin the Visitor Information Centre and one pass gains entry to both of these impressive collections. A separate admission gains you access to the Henry Parkes Museum and Antique Machinery Collection featuring exhibits from traditional family history collections and agricultural machinery and equipment. You can learn all about Sir Henry Parkes at the theatre experience in Moat Cottage, it tells the story of Sir Henry Parkes and his connection to Parkes. The production goes for 20 minutes and it’s free!

Staying with family or friends in town? Your local host can visit the Henry Parkes Centre with you and get entry for free. Ask about our local resident program when you arrive.

The Parkes Visitor Information Centre has a great selection of local products which make great gifts for the family or for your kitchen when you get home. You can also take your own ‘thing from ‘The King’ home with you – ask the information centre staff about Elvis Presley merchandise. Ph: 02 6862 6000 www.visitparkes.com.au/attractions/henry-parkes-centre/


MEMORIAL HILL Parkes Township Map Reference D3, page 27 Provides the best vantage point for magnificent views all over Parkes and the surrounding farmlands. Memorial Hill is the most visible landmark in town, with its 33 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 Parkes Township Map Reference D2, page 27 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 across from Kelly Reserve, or from Wentworth Street. Also home to the Wiradjuri Ampitheatre, see more information over the page.

COOKE PARK CENOTAPH Parkes Township Map Reference C4, page 27

KELLY RESERVE Parkes Township Map Reference C2, page 27 The perfect place to stop and relax with amenities, covered BBQ area & picnic facilities, play equipment for the kids and idyllic view of Bushman’s Dam and wildlife. The Dam was built to service as a tailings dam for the Bushman Hill Mine located across the highway. Snap 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.

BE INSPIRED | History + Culture

Located in the centre of town in Cooke Park, the memorial, unveiled on April 23rd 2004, identifies the names of Parkes Shire residents who paid the supreme sacrifice in the World War I, World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War.

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WIRADJURI CULTURE Parkes Township Map Reference C2, page 27 Learn about the local indigenous culture of the Wiradjuri people at the newly built ampitheatre facility at the southern side of Bushman Hill (access from Wentworth Street). Marvel at the indigenous artwork created by local Wiradjuri artists, take in the ambience and spirituality of the site. The traditional land owners of the Parkes Region are the Wiradjuri people who have lived in these lands for more than 40,000 years. The Wiradjuri tribe was the largest in the state, ranging from Albury in the south to Coonabarabran in the north covering approximately one fifth of NSW. The Wiradjuri lands were signposted with carved trees which marked burial grounds.

SIR HENRY PARKES STATUE Parkes Township Map Reference C4, page 27 Located in Parkes’ CBD, get your photo taken with the impressive Sir Henry Parkes Statue which marks an important piece of Parkes’ history. Parkes changed its name from Bushmans in 1873 in honour of Sir Henry Parkes who was the then Prime Minister of NSW.

ELVIS PRESLEY STATUE Parkes Township Map Reference C4, page 27 The perfect place to get a photo with the King himself. This lifesized statue of Elvis Presley on stage, stands as a tribute to Elvis Revival Inc and the hard working volunteers who introduced and delivered the Festival for the Parkes community. Located on the eastern side of Cooke Park, strike a pose and capture a memory with ‘The King’ and take in many of his famous quotes which are displayed around the statue.

ELVIS WALL OF FAME Parkes Township Map Reference C2, page 27 Located on the Newell Highway near Kelly Reserve, reminisce at the Elvis Wall, an interpretation of the gates of Graceland showcasing a history of Australia’s most iconic entertainers. A new artist is honoured at the annual Parkes Elvis Festival each January.


PARKES AVIATION MUSEUM Parkes Township Map Reference F4 View historical aircraft exhibits in the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS) Hangar at Parkes Regional Airport. It is currently housed in a former RAAF hangar from the airport’s time as a World War II air force base. Exhibits on display or being assembled include a Bell AH-1 Huey Cobra, De Havilland DHC-4 Caribou (A4-275), De Havilland DH.114 Heron (VH – AHB) and Convair 580 (VH-PDW). The Museum is open from 9.30am to 3.30pm Thursdays and Sundays. Admission fees apply. Group tours can be arranged.

ROTARY PEACE PRECINCT Parkes Township Map Reference D3 Wander through the Parkes Rotary Peace Precinct, a place for contemplation and reflection about world peace. Explore the five carved timber sculptures along the trail which are carved with Wiradjuri iconography to acknowledge the First Peoples and our local history.

PUBLIC ART TRAIL Parkes Township Map Reference C4 Wander the Parkes CBD and marvel at the public art installations representing the region’s local culture and icons. Explore the Parkes Shire townships which also feature public art installations. Local artist Jac Clark was commissioned by Parkes Shire Council to provide the works in the Parkes CBD which all reflect elements of the region’s character and include an Elvis, a Priscilla, an astronaut, a literacy themed work, a mural fronting Cooke Park and a community art wall featuring interchanging artworks inspired by local artists and icons throughout the year. Installations have now been added to Peak Hill and Trundle, and will continue to be rolled out in our other townships to extend the trail across the Shire.

Keep an eye out for regular sidewalk astronomy events at www.visitparkes.com.au

BE INSPIRED | History + Culture

For trail maps and more information on these attractions visit www.visitparkes.com.au or contact the Parkes Vistior Information Centre on 02 6862 6000.

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BE FULFILLED WHEN YOU

Shop

Eat in Parkes

TASTE IT ALL 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 cafes 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.

Pick up a dining guide from the Parkes Visitor Information Centre or download it at www.visitparkes.com.au or see more options in the advertisers section of this guide on page 48.

Coffee lover? There are plenty of options that our locals love! There are numerous cafes open early to late offering great service and food options. Just adults? Locals love dining out in style at new spaces like Bella’s Cafe, Wholesome Blend, Hart Bar, Bent or IKON, or if it’s pub grub you like, there are eight pubs and five clubs to choose from! Dining out with kids? The Coachman Hotel Motel has a fantastic secure play space in their outdoor area or try the indoor play café at Rascals. Roll, ride or push the pram up to the serving window at the Roasted Kombi Cafe in the main street for a quick coffee, milkshake or soft serve ice cream!


SHOP PARKES REGION The Parkes town centre is always bustling with activity, as visitors and locals alike enjoy Parkes shopping. Browse through Clarinda Street and its side streets to check out the boutique, gift and variety stores.

MARKETS Parkes Upmarkets are held bi-monthly on the second Sunday of the month at Cooke Park, located in the centre of town. Quality stall holders including food, handmade children’s clothing, produce and much more.

LOCAL PRODUCERS The Parkes region is home to many local producers, so be sure to sample these when you visit. These include Twisted River and Cammeray Wines, olive oil products, jams and dressings, candles and jewellery. The Parkes Visitor Information Centre stocks a wide range of local produce and is open 7 days a week. Local products for sale include Ploughmans Hill Olive oil and cosmetics, Dish Cafe jams and relishes, candles from Coco & Bella, No. 97 and Quandialla, pistachios from Murrungundy along with beauty products by Sal Remedia. The Parkes region also produces abundant seasonal cereal crops and grains including wheat, canola, barley and oats. Local pastoralists also raise a range of sheep and cattle for meat production and produce wool.

BE FULFILLED | Shop + Eat

Follow @shopparkes on Facebook and Instagram for information on campaigns, market events, specials and promotions at local outlets.

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Quality Accommodation Parkes offers quality accommodation options with approximately 1500 bed spaces across a range of motels, hotels, bed & breakfasts, serviced accommodation, cabin and caravan parks. From affordable 3 star motels to modern 4.5 star establishments along with accessible rooms and pet friendly options, there is something to suit all tastes and requirements. A further 300 bed spaces in historic pubs, quality motels and convenient caravan parks are available in the smaller Shire towns of Peak Hill, Bogan Gate, Trundle and Tullamore.

See a full directory listing of accommodation in Parkes Shire on page 27 of this guide.

PET FRIENDLY ACCOMMODATION The Parkes region has accommodation options to cater for your animal companion and these are identified in the accommodation directory on page 27 of this guide. Parkes also offers a dedicated off-leash pet area off Bushman Street across from Memorial Hill. Map Reference D3, page 27


Pitch

Unhitch

Relax and unwind in the great outdoors and pitch your tent or unhitch your caravan in our caravan parks, showgrounds or free camping areas in Goobang National Park.

Friendly Parkes Shire welcomes RV travellers with plenty of affordable overnight parking, dump facilities and services. Parking is available close to the town centre so you can take the time to shop, eat and enjoy all that the Parkes region has to offer.

Parkes: Kelly Reserve, Cnr Newell Highway and Thomas Street. Parkes Shire Township Map Reference C2, page 27 Spicer Caravan Park, Cnr Victoria and Albert Street. Parkes Shire Township Map Reference D3, page 27 Parkes Showground, Victoria Street. Parkes Shire Township Map Reference B3, page 27 Peak Hill: Lindner Oval , Warrah Street Peak Hill. Peak Hill Map Reference C4, page 33 Trundle: Showground, Austral Street Trundle. Trundle Map Reference B5, page 37 Tullamore: Showground, Kitchener Street Tullamore. Tullamore Map Reference C2, page 40

TRAVELLER’S TIP Low cost, un-serviced parking sites are available for CMCA members in the RV Friendly Towns of Parkes, Peak Hill and Tullamore. These include Spicer Caravan Park, Peak Hill Showground and Tullamore Showground. Fill up your water tank in Parkes at Kelly Reserve on the northern side of town.

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Dump point locations in the Shire:

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BE ADVENTUROUS

Walk, Hike, Drive

Explore

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.

TRAVELLER’S TIP Free camping is available within the Park at two sites, Wanda Wandong and Greenbah. Basic visitor facilities include non-flush toilets and picnic tables, (no water or power available), interpretive signage and parking bays for recreational vehicles. There is limited mobile service, visitors must bring their own firewood and remove their rubbish as no bins are provided.

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 NSW, 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 2 wheel drive 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 National Parks Wildlife Service Lachlan Area Office. Ph: 02 6851 4429 www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au


BUMBERRY DAM Open to the public for recreational activities including camping, fishing, canoeing and bird watching. 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.

LAKE ENDEAVOUR Lake Endeavour Dam is located on the Billabong Creek approximately 25km east of Parkes and is open to the public to enjoy the natural beauty of the area. Access permits are available from Parkes Shire Council for passive recreational activities such as canoeing, bushwalking, bird watching, fishing and picnicking. Visit www.parkes.nsw.gov.au or Ph: 02 6861 2333.

Looking for a 4 wheel drive experience? Explore the Bumberry Hills from Bumberry Dam to Lake Endeavour and marvel at the natural environment including beautiful rock faces, plant and wildlife species. Keep our natural environments and waterways clean and take your rubbish with you.

BE ADVENTUROUS | Explore

While an access permit from Council will allow residents access to the dam, keen fisherwomen and fishermen must pay the NSW Recreational Fishing Fee to obtain a fishing licence to fish in NSW waterways, including Bumberry Dam. NSW Recreational Fishing Permits can be obtained online from www.service.nsw.gov.au

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Mitchell St Mitchell St Albert St

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Hill St

t Clarinda S

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Ward St

St Currajong

Mitchell St Show Ground

Victoria St

Albert St

High St

Hill St

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Cooke Park

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New ell H ighw ay

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Browne St Hill St

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Albert St

Forster St

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Keast Park

Bogan St

Church St

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Rees Ave

Holy Family School

Parkes Public School

Bogan St

Talbot St

Phillip St

t Bushman S

Pioneer Oval

Spicer Oval

Victoria St

Woodward Oval

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Lorge r St

Cole man Rd

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Raw son

New ell H ighw ay

PARKES CBD MAP

Gooba ng St

Clarin da Str eet

May S t

LEGEND Highway

Public Parks

Public Toilets

Playground

Caravan Park

Sports Field

Police Station

Main Road

Round-a-bout

Accommodation

Taxi Rank

Caravan Dump Facility

Tennis Courts

Parkes Council

Local Road

CBD

Picnic Facilities

Bus Stop

Club

Library

Place of Worship

Schools

Visitor Info

Swimming Pool

Public Parking

Place of Worship

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Pub / Hotel

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PARKES ACCOMMODATION MOTELS Astro Dish Motor Inn

10-16 Bogan Street

C4

02 6862 3000

48

4.5

All Settlers Motor Inn Coachman Hotel Motel

20-24 Welcome Street 48-54 Welcome Street

C4 C3

02 6862 2022 02 6862 2622

54 104

3.5 3.5

Comfort Inn Bushman’s

9-13 Peak Hill Road

C1

02 6862 2199

48

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Court Street Motel

Cnr Court & Currajong Street

C3

02 6862 3844

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El Mexicali Motel Hamilton's Henry Parkes Motor Inn Hotel Gracelands Memphis Motor Inn Moonraker Motor Inn

10 Station Street 25 Welcome Street 7-9 Bushman Street 72 Clarinda Street 444 Clarinda Street

C4 C4 D3 D4 C2

02 6862 2555 02 6862 4644 02 6862 3459 02 6862 1655 02 6862 2355

32 95 33 40 89

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North Parkes Motel

54-56 Peak Hill Road

C1

02 6863 4333

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Parkview Motor Inn Quality Inn Parkes International Spanish Lantern Station Motel

Forbes Road (Newell H/way) 18-32 Peak Hill Road 62 Peak Hill Road 82 Peak Hill Road

C5 C1 C1 C1

02 6862 2888 02 6862 5222 02 6862 3388 02 6862 8444

126 72 40 84

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Kadina Bed & Breakfast Kirsten Serviced Accommodation Old Parkes Convent Rosegarden on Church

22 Mengarvie Road 116 Clarinda Street 33 Currajong Street 40 Church Street

D3 D4 D3 C3

02 6862 3995 1300 768 674 02 6862 5385 02 6862 3504

7 4 11 10

4.5 4.5 4.5

Welcome Cottage and Saltbush Shed

35 The Welcome Road

B6

02 6862 3768

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4.5

Broadway Hotel

277 Clarinda Street

C3

02 6862 2400

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Cambridge Hotel Commercial Hotel Parkes Hotel Royal Hotel Star Hotel

153 Clarinda Street 161 Clarinda Street 1 Welcome Street 217 Clarinda Street 350 Clarinda Street

C4 C4 C4 C3 C3

02 6862 2098 02 6862 1526 02 6862 2498 02 6862 2039 02 6862 2254

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Parkes Country Cabins Parkes Highway Caravan Park

15-21 Peak Hill Road 17 Forbes Road

C1 C5

02 6862 3400 02 6862 1108

Parkes Overnighter Caravan Park

48 Bushman Street

B3

02 6862 1707

Parkes Showground

Entry via Victoria Street

B3

02 6862 2580

Spicer Park Caravan Park

Cnr Victoria & Albert Streets

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02 6862 6162

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SHIRE ACCOMMODATION PEAK HILL 34-36 Caswell Street 150-152 Caswell Street 25 Caswell Street 91 Caswell Street 42 Bogan Street 2 Ween Street

02 6869 1688 02 6869 1383 02 6869 1429 02 6869 1474 02 6869 1797 02 6869 1422

43 37 47 10

Peak Hill Showground

Mingelo Street

0429 661 382

132 PS

22 Forbes Street 99 Forbes Road Austral Street

02 6892 1009 02 6892 1075 02 6892 1260

32 14 62 PS

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Tullamore Hotel

35 Cardigan Street

02 6892 5194

Tullamore Showground

Cornet Street

02 6892 5194

15 40 PS

Station Street

02 6864 1106

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Country Roads Motor Inn Oasis Motel Peak Hill Golden Peak Budget Motel Club House Hotel Double D Caravan Park Peak Hill Caravan Park

BOGAN GATE Railway Hotel

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Gold Rush Road

"The Dish" 20km (Radio Telescope)

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Bleechmore Road

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Alexand ra St

Meng arvie R d

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Glenw arrie P l

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Hedge row Ave

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Austral St

Flynn St reet

Oxley St

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Pac Park

Fisher St

Keast St

Woodw ard St

Pl

Faull Cr

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Vauclus e Pl

John C ur tin

George Field Dr

Fisher St

Banjo Pl

Park St

Paters on St

Middleton Primary School

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Lawso n St

Medly n St

Porter St

Woodw ard St

Callagh an St

Newe ll High way

Avoca Pl

Harris St

Ave

St Forster

Clarin da St

Howar d St

Al lu vi al St

Al lu vi al St St at io nS t

Charles Rigg

Cole man Rd

Phe onix St Carr ingto n S t New ell H ighw ay

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Ly nc hS t

Arm stro ng S t

Cl os eS t

St Pe ar ce

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Cr ot t W es ct

Cl os eS t

Clancy

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Field Rd Apara Rd

Back Yamma Rd

He nd ers on St

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Sal eya rds

Doc os R d

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Lan glo nS t

Ro ya l St

Fed era l St

Parkes Hospital

Ne we ll H igh wa y

Ac kr oy dS t Matthews St

Gap St

Back Yamma Rd

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Doc os R d

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Sa ley ard sR d

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Parkes High School

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Cr Eb el in a

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Carinya St

Cedar Cr

Ro se w oo dA ve

Welc ome St

Le ig ht on St

Fl in de rs St

Pr os pe ct or Av e

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Rd Westli me

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Memorial Hill

Albert St

Hartig an

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Clark e St

Albert St

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Ba ke rS t

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Albert St

Gre nfell St

Hill St

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Cec ile S Cooke t Park

Browne St

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McGlynn Park

Rotary Park

Morr issey Way

Bo yd Cc t

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Fro gle y

Parkes Public Infants

Church St

St Currajong

M at th ew sS t

Hill St

Parkes Golf Course

Cl ar ke

St Currajong

C

Saleyard Rd

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Orion Pl

Bushm an St

Gap St

Cheney Park

Ge m in iP l

Heron Ave

Court St

an Ave Hartig

Po w te rS t

Rd on nd Lo

Hill St

Keast Park

Valley View Pl

Ted Parker Cct

Holy Family Primary School

t aS ni do le Ca

e Av an rtig Ha

Pioneer Oval

Spicer Oval

da St Clarin

Pl

Church St Court St

Cec ile S t

C

Gladstone St

Best St

Clarinda St

W ar ra gr ah

M ac ar th ur St

St

St

North Parkes Oval

Gallop Ave

Dow nes Cr

Gr en fe ll S t Ho ol ey

TAFE

ore Ave Rees Ave Belm

Dalt on

Seabor n St

Kendal l St

St Bushman

Bogan St

e Av an ig rt Ha

To Transport & Logistics Hub

St Bushman

Webb St

St Wentworth

Parkes Public Infants

ghway Newell Hi

Monastery Cl Marie Rose Cl Be Ted McGlynn st Cct St

Bogan St

Carmelite Cl

Phillip St

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Th om as

Scoble Pl

Talbot St

Brolgan Rd

Best St

Woodward Oval

Cooke St

Friendship Pl

Billy Mac Pl

Da lto nS t

Ki Ch ng ris sf or tin Ca dA aC pt Melbourne St ve l ai nW ils Brolgan Rd on Av e

Mimosa Ave

Guillan Pl

Metcalfe St

To Parkes Waste Facility and National Logistics Hub

Pl ac e

Bollinger St

Co ro na tio nA ve Endeavour Pl

Elizabeth St

Victoria St

Moon Cr

An ge le ish Av e

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Ward St

Trotting Track

Clarinda St

Mitchell St

St Currajong

Ba sil Av e

Lorger St

Showground

Marshall Pl Co nd ob ol in Rd

Raw son St

Rose St

Charle s Barb er Cl

d St Drummon Wiradjrui Amphitheatre

Pindari Pl

Ticborne St

Boazm an St

Kelly Reserve

Glover St

t ia S tor Vic

Ro se St Highland Ave M itc he ll S t

Bushmans Hill

High S t East

Jones St Ainsw orth R d

Farrer St

M ou ld en St

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Thomas St

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Miller

Jack Burch Rd

He nr yP ar ke sW ay

Hazelbank Ave

Werona Pl Jubile e St

M ou ld en St

To Condobolin

Webb St Ken Payne Pl

Highway Newell

Thomas St

Pioneer St

Harwoo d St

Reymon d Rd

Farrer St

Cooka pie St

Dunn s Lan e

Rd Coleman

d eR dl un Tr ck Ba

Reedsd ale Ln

Rd Fahy

Cookap ie St Parkes Christian School

Ne we ll H igh wa y

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Toilets

Ackroyd Street Ainsworth Road Akuna Road Albert Street Alder Avenue

B5 C2 F6 D3 A4

Alexandra Street Alluvial Street Andrew Stewart Road Angeleish Avenue Apara Road

D2 B5 E6 B3 C6

Arana Place Armstrong Street Austral Street Avoca Place

B3 C4

Back Trundle Rd Back Yamma Rd Baker Street Banjo Place Barton Street Basil Avenue Belmore Avenue Best Street Billabong Crescent Billy Mac Place

A1 D6 C5 C5 E3 B2 C3 A4 F5 A4

Industrial Estate

Birch Road

Lookout

Bogan Street Bollinger Street Bowdtich Crescent Boyd Circuit Brolgan Road Browne Street Bushman Street

D6 A5 B2 C3 B3

Picnic Area

Highway Main Road

Caravan Facility

Local Road

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Hospital

Railway CBD

Public Parking

Park / Recreation

Cemetery

School / TAFE

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Tulara Pl

Moor St Hodge s St

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Camel lia Pde

Barton St

Lorkin g St

Swimming Pool Hydra ngea A ve

Lorkin g St

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Lorkin g St

Accommodation

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Golf Course

ne La d ns s R de ma r Ga Tho Rd ry er say ks Ch nd Tan To d Li nd a an ay W irr cG M w ha ns Re

Blaxland Street Boazman Street

Sports Oval Memorial

To Wellington

C

Armstrong Park

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Club

Tennis Courts Parkes East Public

t Ave Hillcres Evans Pl

owrie Pl Gleng

Russel l St

Wattle Str Thornb ury St

Clarin da St

Lions Park

oad ks R Tan

Lotu s St

Hotel / Pub

Hamilton Rd

burra St

Glenhav en Ave

a St

Parkes Cemetery

Ru Rensh aw McG ssell St irr Way

Thornb ury St

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Glenburn ie Cl

Hume St

ra Pl

Pde Evans

To Orange

g Rd Molon

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Henry Parkes Way

To Parkes Airport 4km To Cheney Rd Billabo ng Cr

Harrison Park

David's Lane

Pine R d

St sh Na

To Lighthorse Ln and Military Rd

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Kelly Rd

Kelly R d

St sh Na

ewa rt Rd

Coolabah Dr

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C4 D2

E3 B6 A4 D4 C3

Caledonia Street Callaghan Street Captain Wilson Ave Carinya Street Carmelite Street Carrington Street Cecile Street

C4 C5 B3 A4 B4 C2 C4

Cedar Crescent Charles Barber Cl Charles Rigg Ave Cheney Rd Cherry Gardens Lane Christina Close Church Street Clancy Place Clarinda Street Clarke Street Close Street Cobden Place Coleman Road Condobolin Road Cooke Street Cookapie Street Coolabah Drive Coronation Ave Court Street Currajong Street

A4 B2 D2 F5 F3 B3 C3 C5 C3 B5 B4 E3 C1 B3 C3 A1 F5 A3 C3 C3

D Dalley Street Dalton Street Danilenko Street

E4 C3 E2

David's Lane Docos Road Downes Road Dunns Lane Drummond Street

F5 D5 C3 A1 C2

And rew St

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Akuna Road

Racecourse

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East Street Ebelina Cr Elizabeth St Eloura Place Endeavour Place Eugowra Road Evans Place Evans Parade

D3 B3 C3 E3 A3 F6 E4 F4

Fahy Road Farrer Street Faull Crescent Federal Street

C1 B2 D5 B5

F F

Field Road Fisher Street Flinders Street Flynn Street Forster Street Friendship Place

D6 D5 B3 E4 D4 A3

Frogley Street

B6

G

Gallop Avenue Gap Street Gemini Place George Field Drive Gladstone St Glenburnie Close Glengowrie Place Glenhaven Avenue Glenwarrie Place Glover Street

D2 D3 B5 D5 C4 E4 E4 E4 D3 C2

Gold Rush Road Golden Bar Drive Goobang Street Grenfell Street Guillan Place

A1 E3 D4 B4 A4

Hamilton Road

F4

Hanlon Street Harris Street Hartigan Avenue Harwood Street Hazelbank Avenue Hedgerow Avenue Henry Parkes Way Henry Parkes Way Heron Avenue High Street Highland Avenue Hill Street Hillcrest Avenue Hodges Street Hooley Street Howard Street Hume Street

B6 D2 B4 C1 C2 D4 F4 A2 D3 D3 B2 D4 F4 E3 B4 C5 E3

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Jack Burch Road John Curtin Place Jones Street Jubilee Street Junction Street

B2 C5 C2 C2 B4

K Keast Street Kelly Road Ken Payne Place Kendall Street Kingsford Avenue Koala Street Kookaburra Street

C5 F5 C2 D2 B3 B4 E4

L Lachlan Street

C4

Langlon Street Lawson Street Leighton Street Lindsay Thomas Rd Lighthorse Lane Lotus Street London Road Lorger Street Lorking Street Lynch Street

B6 C5 B2 F3 F5 E4 A5 C2 E3 B4

M Macarthur Street Marshall Place Matthew Street May Street McGlynn Street Medlyn Street Melbourne Street Mendos Place Mengarvie Road Metcalfe Street Middleton Street Military Road Mill Street Miller Street Mimosa Avenue Mitchell Street Marie Rose Close Molong Road

B4 B3 B5 D4 B3 C5 B3 D3 E3 C3 B4 F5 D4 C2 A3 B2 B4 E4

Monastery Close

B4

Monica Close Moon Crescent Moor Street Moulden Street

D3 B3 E3 A2

N

Nash Street Newell Highway Newell Highway Noonan Street

O

Orange Street Orion Place Oswin Street Oxley Street

D6 C2 B6 E3

D4 B5 D4 E4

P Painter Street

B1

Panorama Crescent Park Street Paterson Street Pearce Street Phillip Street Pheonix Street Pindari Place Pine Road Pioneer Street Porter Street Powter Street

E2 C5 C5 B4 C3 C2 D2 F5 D1 D5 B5

Prospector Avenue

B3

R

Rawson Street Reedsdale Lane Rees Avenue Reid Street Renshaw McGirr Way Reymond Road Rose Street Rosewood Avenue Royal Street Russell Street

S

Saleyard Road Scoble Place Seaborn Street Short Street Station Street Sydney Street

C3 B1 C3 E3 E4 C1 B2 A4 B5 E4

A5 A4 D2 C4 B5 B5

T Tanks Road Talbot Street Ted McGlynn Circuit Ted Parker Circuit Thomas Street Thomas Tom Cr Thornbury Street Thurlstone Street Ticborne Avenue Tulara Place

F4 C3 B4 D2 C3 B4 E4 D4 C2 E3

Valley View Place Vaucluse Place Victoria Street

E2 C5 C3

V

W Want Street Waratah Street Ward Street Warragrah Place Wattle Street Webb Street Welcome Street Wentworth Street Werone Place Wesctott Crescent Westlime Road Weston Street Wilga Street William Street Woodward Street

E3 E4 C3 B4 E4 D1 C4 D2 C2 B4 A3 D4 E4 D3 C5

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Parks, Playgrounds Recreational Facilities Enjoy adventurous and engaging play spaces, shady picnic and BBQ areas, modern sporting facilities and well maintained parklands in Parkes.

PICTURESQUE PARKS

FOOTPATHS + CYCLE WAYS

Parkes Township Map Reference p27

A network of footpaths and cycle ways connect through the Parkes township including from the south at the new hospital, east through PAC Park, north to Webb Street via Wellington Road and back to Memorial Hill via Northparkes Sporting precinct.

Popular locations in Parkes include the centrally located leafy space in the centre of town, Cooke Park, and the well-known rest stop and recreational area Kelly Reserve, located on the Newell Highway north of town. Lions Park on the Orange Road also provides a shady play space or rest stop with toilets and BBQ areas.

OUTDOOR FITNESS STATIONS Parkes Township Map Reference C2 and E4, page 27

BEST PLAYGROUNDS Lions Park + Kelly Reserve + Memorial Hill

PAC Park provides a peaceful natural wetland environment for residents and visitors to enjoy within the town limits. Find out more about native plant and animal species from the interpretive signage at the site.

To promote health and well-being, public exercise stations connect with cycle ways and are located at Lions Park and Kelly Reserve for the use of locals and visitors to Parkes.

PUBLIC AMENITIES Lions Park + Kelly Reserve + Cooke Park + Church Street Bus Shelter + Memorial Hill Park


PARKES AQUATIC CENTRE Parkes Township Map Reference C3, page 27 Cool off at the Parkes Aquatic Centre in Dalton Street complete with a 50 metre pool & kids splash pool, BBQ facilites, playground and Poolside CafĂŠ serving coffee, cool drinks, ice-creams and hot food. Open 7 days per week, October to March.

SKATE PARK Parkes Township Map Reference B4, page 27 This is a purpose-built recreational environment made for skateboarding, scooters and BMX riding. A great place for the kids to hang out and show off their skills. Located in Hooley Street, Parkes.

SPORTING COMPLEXES + CLUBS

For more information on access and admission contact the Parkes Visitor Information Centre. Ph: 02 6862 6000.

For parents who want a secure play space, the Rotary Park at the base of Memorial Hill provides the perfect outdoor location with a fully fenced play area along with BBQ and picnic shelters, toilets and shady parklands. Map reference D3, page 27

BE PLAYFUL | Parks + Recreation

Parkes is home to an abundance of quality sporting complexes including an 18 hole championship golf course, two bowling clubs, tennis complex, squash courts, two hockey turfs, netball complex, soccer, AFL, rugby league and rugby union ovals which are also used for cricket.

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Peak Hill

Peak Hill, the town with a heart of gold is waiting to be explored. There are treasures waiting to be found in the quaint and leafy main street with lots of eateries, antique stores, craft shops and local Artist’s gallery. Located on the Newell Highway, 48km north of Parkes and 70km south of Dubbo, Peak Hill offers visitors an affordable alternative stop over to visit The Dish, Goobang National Park or the Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo. Nestled close to the Hervey Ranges, Peak Hill’s proud history is indelibly linked with the discovery of gold in 1889; with an open cut gold mine, now a tourist gold mine, located just 400 metres walking distance from the main street of Peak Hill, Caswell Street. Like many western centres, Peak Hill has endeavoured to preserve a proud and colourful history.

The Peak Hill Gold Mine provides a great example of mining techniques used historically and today. A history museum and artefacts are located in the Peak Hill Visitor Centre. 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 Peak Hill Gold Mine includes both the historic works and the more recent mines with several walking trails interpretative signage and various viewing areas along the way.


ART + CRAFT Peak Hill is rich in arts and crafts resources with all venues situated in the main street, Caswell Street. The Open Cut Gallery and Peak Hill Country Crafts has been a popular stop over for many a traveller. The store offers a full range of antiques, hand-made crafts, gifts and souvenirs. It also displays many historical photographs and memorabilia. 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 drives. Peak Hill Art Gallery is home to many local artists, with a selection of art in various mediums, woodwork, ceramics and metalwork. Browse antiques and collectables while sampling some of the old time favourite treats from one of the many eateries and coffee shops. Take a walk through the beautiful Commercial Gardens and appreciate the public art installation featuring artwork by local Wiradjuri Artist Scott ‘Sauce’ Towney. Wander further up Caswell Street to Memorial Park with amenities and playground. Why not meet ‘Melvin’ the Ram one of the newest public art installations by local artist Jac Clark, located on the corner of Caswell and Mingelo Street. Peak Hill Map References C4 and C3, page 33

ATTRACTIONS PEAK HILL 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 platform. Open 7 days from 9am - 4pm for free self guided tours, group bookings available by phoning the Parkes Visitor Information Centre on Ph: 02 6862 6000. Peak Hill Map Reference D3, page 33

FLORA AND FAUNA RESERVE - a leisurely stroll south east from the centre of town, providing opportunity to enjoy a variety of birdlife. Rosellas, Red-rumped Parrots and Zebra Finches are included among the species as are colourful orchids in the cooler months. Peak Hill Map Reference D4, page 33

The best time of day to get a photo of the Peak Hill Gold Mine is in the afternoon when the rock faces become a multitude of burnt orange, crimson and gold.

BE WELCOMED | PEAK HILL

BIG FISH FOSSIL HUT - located within the Peak Hill Caravan Park, this 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. Open 7 days 9am – 5pm, $3 entry, caravan park guests and children under 5 years free. Peak Hill Map Reference C3, page 33

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BOGAN WEIR - the site of Peak Hill’s original water supply, has shady picnic areas and provides pleasant opportunities for bird watching and fishing. Bogan Weir is located 7km west of Peak Hill on the Tullamore Road. Peak Hill Map Reference A3 RECREATIONAL FACILITIES - 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, ExServices Club and public swimming pool is especially popular with visitors. AUSTRALIA’S FIRST UPRIGHT WHEAT SILO - The first vertical wheat silo to be built in Australia in 1918 and is still in use today. After viewing the current silo it will become apparent that they have grown substantially over the years to cope with the local grain production. The Peak Hill silo can be viewed from Lindner Avenue, which runs parallel with the railway line. Peak Hill Map Reference B6

ACCOMMODATION Peak Hill offers a range of quality and affordable accommodation options including three motels, a hotel, two caravan parks and caravan parking and camping year round at the Peak Hill Showground.

See more details in the accommodation directory on page 27 of this guide.

VISITOR INFORMATION + AMENITIES Peak Hill Visitor Information Centre

Open 7 days 9.30am – 4.30pm Also home to Peak Hill Country Crafts and the Open Cut Gallery

62 Caswell Street Ph: 02 6869 1981

Map reference C3

Toilets and BBQ facilities

Cnr Caswell and Ween Streets

Map reference C3

Commercial Gardens

Toilets and picnic facilities NSW TrainLink Coach connection

Cnr Caswell and Dugga Streets

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RV Dump Point

Lindner Oval

Warrah Street

Map reference C4

Memorial Park

For more information about Peak Hill visit www.peakhill.nsw.au


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152 Caswell Street, Peak Hill NSW (02) 6869 1383 littlejude1@hotmail.com www.oasismotelpeakhill.com

The MUST STAY motel in Peak Hill All ground floor, FREE WI-FI, ensuite, air-conditioned, pet friendly* and room for trailers.

OASIS MOTEL PEAK HILL

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Hotel / Pub

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Fire Station

Library School / TAFE

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Place of Worship

Point of Interest

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Local Road

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Jackson Street

Ingalba Street

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Howard Street

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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 one of New South Wales’ widest main streets, next to the Trundle Hotel with one of the longest wooden verandahs in Australia! There are no problems with angle parking in Trundle - Forbes Street is one of the nation’s widest main streets, measuring 60 metres across. Situated 55km north-west of Parkes, Trundle is a rural community, with production consisting mostly of wheat, sheep and cattle farming. Trundle is a community that takes pride in preserving the past while looking to the future. This is highlighted through their main street rejuvenation project along with many other community driven initiatives that contribute to ensuring the town’s sustainability and vibrancy for its residents and visitors to experience. Just an easy 40 minute drive away from Parkes, Trundle offers affordable real estate, excellent schools and a relaxed lifestyle. Stay a while and enjoy a cold drink and a hearty meal at the Trundle Hotel or the Trundle Services Club, both with affordable accommodation options.

See more details in the accommodation directory on page 27 of this guide.

Be at the iconic Trundle Hotel for sunset enjoying a cold beverage and the cascading colour of the sky on one of the longest timber verandahs in Australia.


ICONIC EXPERIENCES TRUNDLE HOTEL - An historic landmark in Trundle, the two storey hotel was built in 1909 out of pise mud, rendered with cement and adorned with an 87 metre long wooden verandah. Today the hotel offers a great spot for a drink, counter meal or accommodation. www.trundlehotel.com.au Trundle Map Reference D5, page 37 STAGING POST - A repurposed federation post office offering movie screenings and spaces for performances, exhibitions, pop up events and more. Find the Staging Post at the southern end of Trundle’s main street. www.stagingpost.com.au Trundle Map Reference D5, page 37

EVENTS TRUNDLE ABBA FESTIVAL - Trundle transforms into a sea of jumpsuits, bell-bottoms and all things

TRUNDLE BUSH TUCKER DAY - September is an ideal month to visit Trundle, time your visit with a great day of fun at the Trundle Bush Tucker Day. Every year the event dishes up a day of amusement for participants and spectators, featuring bush cooking competitions, billy boiling sprint, damper throw, live bands and a wholesome program of bush entertainment. www.trundlebushtuckerday.com

VINTAGE RALLY + TRACTOR PULL – hosted by the Trundle P&A Society every second year in March, the event features agricultural memorabilia displays and demonstrations of antique engines, cars and tractors. Visit www.mytrundle.com.au for future dates and details.

BE WELCOMED | TRUNDLE

retro for the Trundle ABBA Festival on the first weekend in May. In its eighth year in 2019, this festival offers world renowned performers including ABBA tribute bands, fashion parades, dance exhibitions and market stalls. Experience the only ABBA Festival in the world and the country hospitality Trundle is famous for. www.trundleabbafestival.com.au

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RECREATIONAL FACILITIES Bring your clubs for a round at the Trundle Golf Club featuring an 18 hole golf course with sand greens. The public swimming pool is open Wednesday to Sunday in the summer months, offering a 50 metre lap pool and toddler pool. Berryman Oval is home to Trundle’s sports fields and features a BBQ area and play equipment.

VISITOR INFORMATION + AMENITIES Open 7 days Ph: 02 6892 1009

22 Forbes Street

Berryman Oval

Toilets and BBQ facilities

Parkes Street

RV Dump Point

Trundle Showground

Austral Street

Trundle Hotel

For more information about Trundle visit www.mytrundle.com.au


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Tullamore Tullamore is situated on the Bogan Way, an alternate north-south route to the Newell Highway. With a district population of 500 people, including the township and surrounding farms, there is a strong sense of community and mateship. The area was first called Bullock Creek in 1870 and then Gobondery in 1895. George Tully, who came from Tullamore in Ireland, built a hotel and called it Tullies Exchange Hotel and pressed the point that the town be named Tullamore. He succeeded and the town has been called Tullamore ever since. 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. The town boasts strong Irish links with Irish born settlers moving into the area in the 1900’s. Today, up to 80% of the community retain Irish family connections. Many rural properties around Tullamore are named after Irish towns, such as Omagh, Kinvara, Cadungle, Fermoy and Carlyle.

FLORA & FAUNA Tullamore area has a substantial area of native vegetation with all the associated native animals, kangaroos, wallabies, emus, echidnas, and goannas. There are also many bird species in the area.


FOOD + ACCOMMODATION Enjoy accommodation and bistro meals at the TULLAMORE HOTEL on Cardigan Street or enjoy a hearty meal and cold beverage at the TULLAMORE BOWLING CLUB. The local takeaway store is also open 7 days. You can park up for the night or pitch a tent at the TULLAMORE SHOWGROUND all year round.

RECREATION Tullamore is home to one of the best play parks in the Shire featuring a flying fox and other challenging and engaging apparatus. You’ll find it at MEMORIAL PARK. Tullamore Map Reference B5, page 40 Burn some energy at the local SKATE PARK which caters for beginners to advanced including inline skaters, scooter and BMX riders. Then cool off at the TULLAMORE SWIMMING POOL open Wednesday to Sunday during the spring/summer season. Tullamore Map Reference D4, page 40 Take the TULLAMORE WALKING TRACK which starts at Pola Park and takes you on a 3.5km trail which is identified by track markers along the way. Challenge yourself! Tullamore Map Reference D4, page 40

See what life on the farm is like with a family farm tour of ‘Westpoint’ in Tullamore and see seasonal farming activities in action. Experience country hospitality and enjoy some homegrown Outback Lamb for lunch, grown on the farm and personally prepared for you! Book at tour at www.outbacklamb.com.au

Accommodation

Tullamore Hotel Ph: 02 6892 5194

Cardigan Street

Memorial Park

Toilets and BBQ facilities, picnic shelter, play equipment

Cardigan Street

Tullamore Showground

Caravan and camping sites, dump facilities

Kitchener Street

Tullamore Pool

Public Toilet and water filling station outside

Haylock Street

For more information about Tullamore visit www.tullamore.org.au

BE WELCOMED | TULLAMORE

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Anderson St

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Cunningham St

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Bowling Club

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Hotel / Pub

Fire Station

Cemetery

Club

Caravan Facility

Post Office Sports Oval

Picnic Area

Accommodation Tennis Courts

Swimming Pool

Police Golf Course

Memorial

Library School / TAFE

Visitor Information

Hospital

Place of Worship

Park / Recreation

CBD

Railway

Local Road

Main Road

Point of Interest

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Condobolin Tullamore Rd

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Bogan Gate

The name ‘Bogan Gate’ is derived from the local Aboriginal word meaning “the birthplace of a great leader in an Aboriginal Tribe”. The members of the Wiradjuri tribe were known to have a camping ground in close proximity to the Bogan River. The ‘Gate’ part of the town name is derived from the historic positioning of the boundary gate between the gigantic Burrawang (once 208,000 hectares in size) and Gunningbland sheep and cattle stations. Bogan Gate provided access to the stock routes to the Bogan River country, which lies further to the north – it was an active bushranger territory in the mid 1800’s.

beverage on your way to Trundle for the annual ABBA Festival! Ph: 02 6864 1106 The BOGAN GATE MEMORIAL HALL (Bogan Gate Map Reference D4) is a versatile community venue with excellent function facilities that is available for hire. Ph: 02 6864 1126 Enjoy Devonshire Teas, locally made preserves and pickles, local art and fresh home cooking at BOGAN GATE ARTS AND CRAFTS (Bogan Gate Map Reference C5) housed in the repurposed Railway Station building. Open Saturday and Sunday from 10am - 4pm and other times by appointment. Ph: 02 6864 1036 A great rest stop for the weary traveller is BURRAWANG PARK (Bogan Gate Map Reference C4) where you will find a children’s playground and BBQ facilities.

The site of the original ‘Gate’ was about half a mile north of Bogan Gate. A replica is now located in Memorial Park in the centre of the village. Bogan Gate Map Reference C4, page 42

The GOLF CLUB is located 2km north of the town (Bogan Gate Map Reference D1) with a scenic 9 hole course with sand greens. Annual tournaments include a Men’s Open Tournament the second Sunday in September and a Ladies Open Tournament on the fourth Sunday in May. Social players are welcome on weekends. Ph: 02 6864 3233.

The BOGAN GATE HOTEL/MOTEL (Bogan Gate Map Reference D4) offers affordable accommodation with counter meals available for lunch and dinner most days. It is the perfect place to stay or stop for a bite to eat or a cold

Take a stroll through the olive trees at TUMBLING DOWNS and see where the olive oil is produced. Olive oil jams and chutneys are available to purchase. Located on Olive Grove Lane, open by appointment. Ph: 02 6864 1126

BE WELCOMED | BOGAN GATE

Located approximately 40km to the west of Parkes, Bogan Gate is a small rural community situated on the Bogan Way with a population of approximately 250 people. The village lies on the Sydney - Broken Hill rail line, and it is the junction for the Trundle-Tottenham Branch line. The world famous ‘Indian Pacific’ train still passes through the station twice a week from Sydney to Perth and return.

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Memorial Swimming Pool

Hotel / Pub

Cemetery

Club

Toilets Sports Oval

Fire Station

Post Office Tennis Courts

Accommodation

Police Golf Course

Library School / TAFE

Visitor Information

Hospital

Place of Worship

Park / Recreation

CBD

Railway

Local Road

Main Road

C

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East Street

Point of Interest

B5

Condobolin Road

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Bedgerabong Road

BOGAN GATE STREET INDEX


BE CENTRAL TO 100 MILES OF

Experiences from Parkes Discover the Central NSW region packed with iconic tourist attractions, gastronomic delights, magnificent landscapes and a rich cultural heritage, all within an hour’s drive from the Parkes region. Explore Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo, sample exquisite food and wine in the Orange and Cabonne region, enjoy Cowra’s Japanese Gardens and soar high in a hot air balloon in Canowindra. There is so much to explore, but be sure to plan time to take in the many hidden secrets along your way.

Just a day trip from Parkes!

THE BOGAN LINK - 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. UNEARTH CENTRAL NSW - Packed with gastronomic delights, magnificent landscapes and a plethora of historic and culturally significant sites all within 100 miles of Parkes. Pack your boots, appetite and curiosity and unearth something special in Central NSW. www.visitcentralnsw.com.au GOLD TRAILS - Follow the Gold Trails and discover for yourself, the heritage riches underpinning the towns, villages and landscapes of NSW. www.goldtrails.com.au

STAY + WINE - Base yourself in Parkes and explore local wineries within 50 minutes drive including Twisted River Wines at Manildra, Heifer Station near Orange or the many cellar doors around Canowindra. www.cabonnecountry.com

BE CENTRAL TO 100 MILES OF EXPERIENCES

TOURIST DRIVES + TRAILS

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Just a day trip from Parkes!

MUST SEE + 100 MILES MCFEETERS MOTOR MUSEUM FORBES - Located on the Newell Highway at Forbes is this stunning facility built for displaying a vast collection of meticulously restored motor cars. Cars range from veterans to custom cars, rare, common and just down right bizarre.

TARONGA WESTERN PLAINS ZOO - Located on Obley Road, Dubbo. At Taronga Western Plains Zoo you’ll find yourself surrounded by wildlife in wide open plains. The Zoo is home to over 700 animals including giraffes, rhinos, elephants and big cats. Daily keeper activities and special tours deliver magical experiences you will never forget.

WELLINGTON CAVES - Around one hours drive from Parkes are the world-famous Wellington Caves. Here you can explore the magnificent Cathedral and Garden Caves or take a tour of the Phosphate mine and discover the workings of a World War 1 mine. An experience not to be missed.

COWRA JAPANESE GARDENS - Opened in 1979, the multi award-winning Cowra Japanese Gardens is a “must see” at any time of the year. Take time to explore the five hectares of garden and enjoy its beauty and tranquility.

HOT AIR BALLOONING & AGE OF FISHES MUSEUM, CANOWINDRA - Float with the breeze in a hot air balloon over some beautiful Australian countryside with one of a number of operators in the Canowindra area. Whilst in Canowindra, why not enjoy a visit to the Age of Fishes Museum with thousands of fossils providing a unique glimpse into the Devonian Period - the ‘Age of Fishes’. FOOD & WINE EXPERIENCES IN ORANGE - The Orange region is a great place to discover some of the best produce, wines and dining experiences in the State. Taste the cool-climate wines that Orange is famous for at one of the region’s 40-plus boutique wineries. Collect a cellar-door map from the local visitor information centre. For further information visit www.visitcentralnsw.com.au


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Larger Centres

Distance to Brisbane (est 655km)

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RTP Airport

Smaller Centres

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Visitor Information

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Siding Springs Observatory

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Nangar National Park

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Distance to Sydney (Est 167km)

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NORTH PARKES MOTEL

SPICER CARAVAN PARK

Perfect place to stay in Parkes tonight

Stay + Pitch or Unhitch

North Parkes Motel offering a warm country hospitality. The ideal halfway stopover situated between Brisbane and Melbourne on the Newell Highway, on the northern side of Parkes. 35 spacious rooms catering to every requirement of the leisure and business traveller alike. All equipped with modern amenities such as; Foxtel, Free Wi-Fi, Licensed Restaurant, Guest Laundry and Indoor Pool.

Spicer Park Caravan Park is set on 10 acres of grassy parkland in a quiet location and is less than 5 minutes walk to the shops. Pitch or un-hitch on one of our many powered and unpowered sites or stay in one of the air-conditioned cabins.

54 – 56 Peak Hill Road, Parkes NSW 2870 02 6863 4333 northparkesmotel@bigpond.com www.northparkesmotel.com.au

Corner of Busman Street and Albert Street, Parkes NSW 2870 02 6862 6162 enquiries@spicerparkcaravanpark.com.au www.parkes.nsw.gov.au

CLARINDA ST APARTMENTS BY KIRSTEN SERVICED ACCOMMODATION

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LUXURY IN PARKES

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We offer luxury serviced apartments in the heart of Parkes. Located walking distance from shops, cafes, pubs & station.

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Affordable 3 Star Motel

Right in the heart of the CBD

Perfect for couples, group weekends away, corporate stop overs & families seeking comfort, space & luxury.

12 r/c air conditioned units, free wifi, tea and coffee making facilities, clean and comfortable.

A quiet, clean, comfortable motel with great facilities and an award winning restaurant.

114 - 116 Clarinda St, Parkes NSW 1300 768 674 stay@kirstenaccommodation.com.au www.kirstenaccommodation.com.au

10 Station Street, Parkes 2870 02 6862 2555 elmex@dodo.com.au www.elmexicalimotel.com.au

10-14 Court Street, Parkes 2870 02 6862 3844 admin@courtstmotel.com.au www.courtstmotel.com.au

PARKES COUNTRY CABINS

KADINA B&B

Perfect for your holiday or stopover in Parkes

Gourmet breakfast included!

ROSEGARDEN ON CHURCH Luxurious Home Away From Home 4-1/2 Star Rated. Beautifully decorated with no expense spared. Opulent surroundings where you can relax in the spa, enjoy the garden. Use Rosegarden as a base to explore the Wonderful Town of Parkes or as a relaxing retreat to come home to after a day at work. 40 Church Street, Parkes NSW 2870 02 6862 3504 or 0419 250 510 rosegardenonchurch@bigpond.com www.rosegardenonchurch.com.au

35 Cabins, in-ground Pool, Free BBQ’s, coffee and vending machines, free Wi-Fi.

Parkes 1st B& B, celebrating 20 years of hosted accommodation. Quality linen, robes and toiletries. Free Wifi. Off St parking.

15-21 Peak Hill Road, Parkes 2870 02 6862 3400 parkescountrycabins@gmail.com www.parkescountrycabins.com.au

22 Mengarvie Road, Parkes 2870 026862 3995 or 0412 444 452 kadinabb@bigpond.net.au www.kadinabb.com.au


ASTRO DISH MOTOR INN The very best accommodation in Parkes. 4 ½ stars The Astro Dish Motor Inn is the newest and most modern motel in Parkes featuring stylish decor and great facilities in every suite. The motel has a magnificent restaurant with delicious and varying meals, perfect for the whole family to enjoy and relax. The Astro Dish Motor Inn also has a fully equipped conference centre suitable for weddings, conferences, meetings or any special occasion or function (up to about 120 people). If only the best is good enough for you, the Astro Dish Motor Inn is the place to stay or dine-in while in Parkes- It all adds up.

The Astro Dish Restaurant is open Monday through to Saturday nights from 6:00pm

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It is very central to everything in town The Astro Dish Motor Inn welcomes enquiries for all those special occasions and functions

Visit our website to view function facilities and restaurant menu.

Contact Details 16 Bogan Street (Newell Highway) Parkes NSW Near KFC & Mcdonalds | (02) 6862 3000 info@astrodish.com.au www. astrodish.com.au

STATION MOTEL & RESTAURANT A favourite travel stay

Convenient & Modern – The best place to stay in Parkes

Beautiful country motel with ample parking. Miners Right Restaurant & Bar. Large Conference and Function centre. Free WiFi, Guest Laundry, Foxtel. Salt Pool. Modern Quiet Units away form Highway. Friendly welcome assured.

Station Motel is a comfortable and modern property on the north side of town as you’re coming in on the Newell Highway from Dubbo. All the local attractions are only minutes away and ‘The Station Restaurant’, one of the best places to eat in town, is moments from your room.

9-13 Peak Hill Road, Parkes NSW 2870 02 6862 2199 bookings@bushmans.net.au www.bushmansmotorinn.com.au

QUALITY PARKES INTERNATIONAL

82 Peak Hill Road, Parkes NSW 2870 02 6862 8444 reservations@stationmotel.com.au www.stationmotel.com.au

PARKVIEW MOTOR INN A great hotel to explore Parkes attractions

Affordable 3 ½ star accommodation

Fully renovated modern property offering 4 Star Accommodation and Dining. Large Cocktail Bar with tap beer and wide selection of wines. Conference Facilities. Free WiFi & Guest Laundry. Salt Pool. Foxtel.

Offering many room styles all ground floor with free WI-FI. Salt water pool and BBQ area. Fully licensed restaurant for evening meals or room services. Guest laundry and huge on ground parking. All welcome.

18-32 Peak Hill Road, Parkes NSW 2870 02 6862 5222 info@parkesinternational.com www.parkesinternational.com.au

34 Forbes Road, Parkes NSW (02) 6862 2888 manager@parkviewmotorinn.net.au www.parkviewmotorinn.net.au

ADVERTISING DIRECTORY | ACCOMMODATION

COMFORT INN BUSHMANS

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PARKES SERVICES CLUB The Perfect Venue A friendly and relaxed atmosphere for all to experience. Please drop in – open daily from 10am to all members and guests. We offer facilities for all types of corporate and private events. Our flexible function space can cater for small meetings to large seminars. Bistro open daily 12 – 2pm and 6 – 8.30pm with daily blackboard specials. Coffee Area with cappuccinos, tea, coffee, cakes and slices.

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Weddings Corporate Events Meetings and Presentation Training Courses Cocktail Functions

Contact Details

ADVERTISING DIRECTORY | SHOP + EAT

9-17 Short Street, Parkes NSW 02 6862 1966 parkesservicesclub@bigpond.com www.parkesservicesclub.com.au

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THE RAILWAY HOTEL

COACHMAN HOTEL MOTEL

Stylish & Modern Pub. Open 7 Days. Drink Dine Unwind.

Family friendly Hotel Motel

We strive to offer our customers a different pub dining experience and a gourmet pub cuisine. Our gaming room boasts all the latest TAB facilities including Trackside and Keno. Hart Bar is a multipurpose space that we hope to use to cater for live entertainment, corporate functions, parties, dinners, drinks, weddings and so much more.

The Coachman Hotel Motel is situated right in the heart of Parkes, with an easy walk to shops. The hotel has a modern bar with all hotel facilities, TAB, keno and VIP Room. A popular licensed family restaurant catering for all your needs. With 36 motel rooms the coachman has everything you need.

1-3 Caledonia Street, Parkes NSW 2870 02 6862 1553 manager@therailwayhotelparkes.com.au www.therailwayhotelparkes.com.au

48-54 Welcome Street, Parkes NSW 2870 02 68 62 2622 coachman@mpkhotels.com.au www.coachmanhotelmotelparkes.com.au


PARKES INDIAN CUISINE

DISH CAFE Great view, coffee & food Enjoy delicious food and coffee at the award winning Dish Cafe with a unique backdrop of the world famous telescope. Take home an edible memento with a selection of Dish Cafe produce on offer.

Telescope Road, Parkes NSW 2870 02 6862 1566 dishcafe@live.com www.dishcafe.com.au

Vibrant Indian Cuisine Sample the delights of traditional Indian flavours in the heart of Parkes. Open for lunch and dinner 6 day a week, Parkes Indian Cuisine blends various cultures and flavours together for a delicious dining experience. Open Dine in or takeaway.

PARKES SHIRE LIBRARIES Read + Laugh + Learn PARKES: Bogan Street, open Monday – Saturday morning. PEAK HILL: 93 Caswell Street, open Tuesday and Thursday afternoon. TRUNDLE: Forbes Street, open Thursday afternoon and Friday. TULLAMORE: Carey Street, open Wednesday.Services include public computers and free WIFI.

02 6861 2309 library@parkes.nsw.gov.au www.parkes.nsw.gov.au

PARKES FURNITURE ONE Parkes Furniture One is truly a shopping destination. With amazing instore displays plus their very own in-home design service it makes for the perfect retail experience.

MEDLYN’S AUTO SERVICE

HISTORICAL SOCIETY INC

Quality car service

One of the largest collections in NSW

Contact info@karencreith.com.au or www.karencreith.com.au

As a Repco Authorised Service Centre, we have a commitment to high quality workmanship and friendly, personalised service.

13 Saleyards Road, Parkes NSW 2870 02 6862 2545 parkesfurnone@westnet.com.au www.furnitureone.com.au

126 Clarinda Street, Parkes NSW 2870 02 6862 1876 admin@medlyns.com.au www.repcoservice.com.au

PARKES AQUATIC CENTRE

Over 20,000 items including Sir Henry Parkes exhibits, mining displays and antique machinery collection. Newell Highway Parkes NSW 2870 02 6862 6526 jhu32510@bigpond.net.au

GRIFFINS LEADING EDGE Make a Splash Cool off at the newly refurbished Parkes Aquatic Centre featuring a 50 metre lap pool, kids splash pool, BBQ facilities, play park and poolside café serving coffee, cold drinks, hot food and confectionary. Pool season October – March.

Dalton Street, Parkes NSW 2870 02 6861 2333 pool@parkes.nsw.gov.au www.parkes.nsw.gov.au

Unbeatable prices on a leading range of electronics Griffins Leading Edge are the local electronics sales and service team, stocking the latest range of mobile phones, radio communications, electronic equipment and parts, home entertainment, security systems, music and more! 181- 183 Clarinda Street, Parkes NSW 02 6862 2593 peterglepks@bigpond.com

ADVERTISING DIRECTORY | SHOP + EAT

33 Welcome Street, Parkes NSW 2870 02 6862 3333

www.leadingedgeelectronicsparkes.com.au

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HENRY PARKES CENTRE DISCOVER + EXPLORE + LEARN The Henry Parkes Centre is the major cultural and tourism precinct in Parkes. The complex incorporates the Parkes Visitor Information Centre, The King’s Castle Elvis Exhibit, Parkes Motor Museum and the Henry Parkes Encounter, a theatre experience depicting the life of Sir Henry Parkes and his links with the region. Discover the local history, learn about our unique attractions, immerse yourself in intriguing cultural experiences and shop the range of local products and Parkes souvenirs. Ask our tourism team how they can help make your visit to Parkes a memorable one.

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Visitor Information Centre The King’s Castle Exhibit Motor Museum Henry Parkes Encounter Local Produce + Parkes Souvenirs

The facility is open 7 days per week. 9am - 4pm weekdays, 10am - 3pm weekends and public holidays.

Contact Details 66 – 78 Newell Highway (North), Parkes NSW 2870 02 6862 6000 tourism@parkes.nsw.gov.au www.visitparkes.com.au

CSIRO PARKES RADIO TELESCOPE VISITOR CENTRE Explore the world of astronomy – discover the role The Dish plays

ADVERTISING DIRECTORY | SEE + DO

Star of the movie ‘The Dish,’ the CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope is a must-see attraction on every driving holiday through inland New South Wales. Built virtually in the shadow of The Dish, the Discovery Centre is where visitors can explore the world of astronomy, discovering the role The Dish plays in ‘listening to the stars’.

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Free entry – Open 8:30 – 4:15 seven days with extended hours during NSW Holidays

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Educational displays and Exhibits – self explore 3D theatre – Be amazed by Space - Runs on demand - Cost applies Dish shop – Books, DVD’s, Souvenirs and Science Toys Award winning Dish Café – All day menu – great coffee stop

The Centre features many displays and a 3D theatre showcasing space and astronomy. The Dish Shop has a range of astronomy and science books, DVDs, science toys and souvenirs. Enjoy a coffee stop at the award winning Dish Café or make use of free BBQ facilities.

Contact Details 585 Telescope Road (along the Newell Highway) 02 6861 1777 parkes-vdc@csiro.au www.csiro.au/parkes


TRUNDLE ABBA FESTIVAL Australia’s original and only ABBA Festival Does your ABBA Gold CD never leave the player? Are you a singing and dancing queen? Do you secretly wish sequins on everything and men in flares were still in fashion? Or are you simply interested in having great fun and seeing new places? If you answered yes to any of these questions then Mamma Mia! the Trundle ABBA Festival is for you. Held in Trundle, the jewel of the Parkes Shire, on the first Saturday in May. Family entertainment with Bjorn Again, Fashions of the Festival, professional dance display and a disco competition there’s never a dull moment.

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Internationally acclaimed ABBA tribute band, Bjorn Again Professional dance display and disco competition Singing competition & great live music Fashion parade – strut your fabulous stuff on the catwalk Music trivia, dancing and so much more!

Have the time of your life!

Contact Details PO Box 11, Trundle NSW 2875 info@trundleabbafestvial.com www.trundleabbafestival.com.au

PEAK HILL GOLD MINE

PARKES RSL SUB-BRANCH Just 400m from the town centre Explore five spectacular open cuts, viewing platform and walking trails for all fitness levels. Learn about the history of mining through interpretive experiences. Open for free, self-guided tours 7 days 9am -4pm. Guided tours by appointment.

Supporting veterans and their families

PARKES PICNIC RACES Race into the June Long Weekend A staple event in the social calendar, the Parkes Picnic Races has plenty of trackside entertainment with an exciting race program, full TAB and betting facilities, bar services, live entertainment and the popular Fashions on the Field.

PO Box 152, Parkes NSW 2870 Publicity Officer 0417 237 068 www.parkespicnicraces.com.au

To provide for the well-being, care, compensation and commemoration of serving and ex-serving Defence Force personnel and their dependants and promote Government and Community awareness of the need for a stable and progressive Australia.

PO Box 293, Parkes NSW 2870 parkesrslsb@outlook.com

ADVERTISING DIRECTORY | SEE + DO

Mingelo Street, Peak Hill 02 6862 6000 tourism@parkes.nsw.gov.au www.visitparkes.com.au

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