Nature around Parkes
Situated on undulating plains west of the Great Dividing Range, Parkes is a great place to uncover the secrets of quasars, galaxies and pulsars at the CSIRO's radio telescope, better known as 'The Dish'.
- Tuesday 13 August to Wednesday 14 August Trundle Agricultural Show
The Trundle Agricultural Show offers
- Friday 16 August Memories of Elvis Evening
- Tuesday 20 August to Wednesday 21 August Peak Hill Agricultural Show
About Parkes Area
When Neil Armstrong first walked on the moon in 1969, it was the Parkes Observatory's giant radio telescope that broadcast the event around the world. Now visitors travel here to learn about the radio telescope as well as astronomy.
The area also has an interesting bushranger history and a long tradition as a gold-mining centre. At Escort Rock, Eugowra near Forbes, see where bushranger Frank Gardiner and his gang staged Australia's biggest gold heist. Learn about gold-mining history at West Wyalong's Bland District Historical Museum or visit Peak Hill's historic gold mine. Enjoy water sports at Lake Cargelligo or Lake Cowal, near West Wyalong and don't miss the climb up Mt Tilga, near Condobolin.
- Condobolin Established as a river-crossing stopover for drovers, Condobolin was gazetted in 1859....
- Forbes Rich in gold-mining history and the site of the biggest gold robbery...
- Lake Cargelligo Lake Cargelligo is a haven for birdwatchers and nature lovers....
- Parkes Situated on undulating plains west of the Great Dividing Range, Parkes is...
- Peak Hill Peak Hill is a peaceful country town with a rich mining history....