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  1. Peak Hill Open Cut Experience

    The historic gold mine at Peak Hill operated between 1893 and 1917, producing about 60,000 ounces from 500,000 tonnes of rock. Alkane excavated for gold on the site between 1996 and 2002, retrieving 145,000 ounces from 4.9 million tonnes. …

  2. Big Fish Fossil Hut at Peak Hill

    Big Fish Fossil Hut is easily located just off the Newell Highway at the Peak Hill Caravan Park. It holds a collection that includes a wide range of specimens depicting a range of ancient wildlife groups that have lived across Eastern Au…

  3. Parkes Craft Corner

    No longer on the corner, but now situated in the heart of the shopping centre, Craft Corner offers a delightful range of local goods ranging from local produce, artworks and sculptures, hand-made household items, clothing and accessories - …

  4. The Lachlander Museum

    The Lachlander Museum was established in 1895 and were printing their newspaper on one of the last operational hot metal printing presses in Australia up until January 2004. All of the equipment previously used has been kept complete and …

  5. Thrifty Car Rental - Parkes

    Thrifty Car Rental is 100 per cent Australian owned and proud to be a first tier vehicle rental company that delivers value, quality and exceptional service in the corporate, business travel, tourism, leisure and local vehicle rental market…

  6. Henry Parkes Centre

    The impressive Henry Parkes Centre, a tourism complex located on the northern side of town, incorporates two lots of museums. The first, The King's Castle Elvis Exhibit and the Parkes Motor Museum as one museum, located within the Parkes Vi…

  7. Forbes Platypus Gallery

    Located right in the middle of the central business district is the Forbes Platypus Gallery. The Gallery is operated by the Members and Friends of the Forbes Arts Society. On exhibition and for sale are works from artists in the Forbes,…

  8. Lake Cargelligo

    For water sports and birdwatching, Lake Cargelligo is a wonderful oasis in the beautiful Parkes region of NSW. This aquatic playground is perfect for sailing, kayaking, waterskiing and swimming. Fishing is popular on the lake, too, and in t…

  9. NSW Modern Mining Trail

    The Modern Mining Trail is a self drive tourism experience that takes visitors on a journey to see the world class gold and copper mines, where advanced technology and a pursuit of excellence has enabled NSW to be on the world map in mining…

  10. Mount Tilga

    Mount Tilga is eight kilometres north on the Melrose Road and was originally knows in the 1800s as the geographical centre of NSW. Enjoy the environment at the base of the mountain, or for the more adventurous you may wish to carefully …

  11. Parkes Aviation Museum

    The Parkes Aviation Museum is located at the end of Muzycuk Drive at Parkes Airport. It is currently housed in a former RAAF hangar from the airport’s time as a World War Two air force base. Exhibits on display include a Bell AH-1 Huey Cob…

  12. Burrabadine Walking Track

    Burrabadine walking track is a four kilometre return walk in Goobang National Park, located near Greenbah campground. It’s a bush walk that is guaranteed to get your heart rate up, and the compelling scenic views from Burrabadine Peak at th…

  13. Peak Hill Art Gallery

    Peak Hill's new Art Gallery is home to many local Artists and has a wide selection of art in various mediums including woodwork, ceramics and metal work. On various days you can observe a local Artist at work. The Art Gallery is a not for…

  14. The Condobolin Railway Museum

    The Condobolin Railway Museum at Madline Street Condobolin is a must see for train buffs. It houses a diverse collection of old trikes, trailers and railway items as well as other pieces including old motors and horse drawn machinery donate…

  15. The Wiradjuri Study Centre

    The Wiradjuri Study Centre was constructed with the express purpose of promoting the study and understanding of Wiradjuri culture. The centre offers a local hub for training, development and employment, cultural appreciation, cultural awa…

  16. Kings Grave - Goobothery Monument

    Goobothery Monument or Kings Grave is between Condobolin and Euabalong on the Lachlan Valley Way. Surveyor-General John Oxley documented Kings Grave on 29 July 1817 on his return journey when exploring the Lachlan River. This site is a sacr…

  17. Gum Bend Lake

    Enjoy Gum Bend Lake, a man made lake three kilometres from Condobolin and when full is 1.75 metres deep. Opened on 22 October 1988, Gum Bend Lake was a project to commemorate Australia's bicentenary and was jointly funded by the NSW Bic…