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Parkes is home to the CSIRO Radio Telescope, one of Australia's most prominent landmarks. Parkes has become known as the 'Elvis capital of Australia' with the annual Parkes Elvis Festival that attracts thousands of visitors annually and unique Elvis museums open throughout the year.
Travel a little outside Parkes and see the quaint towns of Bogan Gate, Trundle, Peak Hill and Tullamore. From the Peak Hill Open Cut Mine, to some of the richest and most productive agricultural and grazing land in the State, Parkes Shire boasts many sights to see - including a history rich with the discovery of gold.
Find out more about Parkes at visitnsw.com.
Getting to Parkes
Parkes is located in the Central West and Orana of NSW and is approximately 359 kilometres west of Sydney.
The Dubbo XPT runs daily between Sydney and Dubbo and stops at Orange with a connecting coach to Parkes. On Mondays, the Broken Hill Outback Explorer runs between Sydney and Broken Hill and stops at Parkes. Additionally, on Monday to Friday and on Sundays, NSW TrainLink runs services from Sydney to Lithgow with a connecting coach to Parkes.
Getting around Parkes
Travelling around Parkes is a breeze with a local bus service, a taxi service, car hire companies and coach tour operators.