Parkes in Central New South Wales is inhabited by roughly 10,000 people.
The city is situated approximately 180 miles (290 kilometers) from the state capital of New South Wales, Sydney and about 160 miles (257 kilometers) from Canberra.
If you enjoy tales of human endeavor pay a visit to the Parkes Motor Museum and the Henry Parkes Centre, two of the most visited museums in Parkes. Walk the halls, try the hands-on exhibits or just relax in the quiet.
Those who enjoy the outdoors, will be pleased to learn that the local city also has several larger nature reserves which offer beautiful scenery and local trees, plants and birds. To hike around one of the most visited conservation reserves, visit Bushmans Hill Reserve.
Savvy travellers looking for some unique sights off the main tourist maps should check out CSIRO Parkes Observatory.