Apollo Motel Attractions & Activities
There's always something to see and do here in Parkes so get amongst it! Combine rich heritage and natural beauty with the iconic Parkes Elvis Festival and the world-famous CSIRO Parkes radio telescope, and you have the Parkes region in Country NSW. Explore gold rush history, or get outdoors and enjoy water sports, bushwalking and birdwatching. There's plenty of reserves, the showgrounds, and a beautiful lookout at memorial hill to take it all in.
Henry Parkes Centre
The Henry Parkes Centre is a modern tourism complex and cultural precinct located on the northern side of town, incorporating 4 museums and the Parkes Visitor Information Centre.
Bushmans Hill Reserve
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.
The Parkes Show is held each year at the end of August, and runs over three days and two nights with plenty of entertainment, side shows and trade stands along with a spectacular fireworks display.
The perfect place to stop and relax with amenities, covered BBQ area and picnic facilities, off-leash dog park, play equipment for the kids and an idyllic view of Bushman's dam and wildlife.
Memorial Hill Lookout
Memorial Hill provides the best vantage point for magnificent views over Parkes and the surrounding farmlands. It's the most visible landmark in town, with its 33-metre high Shrine of Remembrance standing high over Parkes.
CSIRO Radio Telescope
The CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope, star of the movie 'The Dish,' (2000) is one of Australia's most prominent landmarks and a must-see attraction on every driving holiday through inland NSW.