Things to do around Parkes
Parkes is surrounded by wide-open spaces and plenty of opportunities to get close to nature.
Go bushwalking through Goobang National Park, home to endangered animals including the brush-tailed rock wallaby and the squirrel glider. In the cooler months, native orchids flower in this natural haven that's about 60 km north-west of Parkes.
Go camping and fishing along the Lachlan River or boating on Lake Cowal, the largest natural lake in NSW, just 94km south-west of Parkes.
200 km to the west is Lake Cargelligo, where you'll be able to see some of Australia's endangered bird species ï¿½ such as black swans, great crested grebes and black cockatoos.
A strenuous hike to the top of Mt Tilga, 8 km north of Condobolin, offers panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.
Located 4 km south of Forbes on the Newell Highway, the Gum Swamp Bird Hide is the place to see some of the 158 bird species that inhabit this wetland.
West Wyalong and the Bland Shire has twenty five State Forests, Reserves and a National Park. The State Forests, Reserves and a National Park offers an abundance of wildlife and many bushwalking and...www.forestrycorporation.com.au/
Joining the townships of Wyalong and West Wyalong, the walking/bike track journeys past interesting outdoor art, several parks with barbecue facilities and play equipment and Holland Park Pool. The wa...
Barmedman Mineral Pool is a large therapeutic pool that is said to ease aches and pains due to the high mineral content. The pool is fed by an underground stream and is surrounded by shady grassed are...