Canberra, Forrest and Kingston, are nearby suburbs which are also worth exploring.
Holiday makers in Parkes, looking for something different, should make tracks to the nearby cultural attractions. Join a tour, admire the building in which it is housed or simply enjoy the wonderful artworks at Questacon and the National Museum of Australia. Lovers of the arts will find plenty to applaud at venues such as Albert Hall and the Canberra Theatre Centre. Enjoy the beautiful artworks at the National Gallery of Australia and the Canberra Museum and Gallery.
There are a number of natural gifts here as well, so make sure you enjoy the chance to get outdoors. Grab your camera and explore the popular ecological preserves for which this area is well known, like City Hill. Enjoy the local flora and fauna, throw a frisbee, or just listen to the birdsong at Glebe Park.
To stock up on supplies and buy some souvenirs, set out to visit Canberra Centre, the Kingston Shopping Centre in Kingston and the Manuka Shopping Centre in Griffith.
To support the local sporting greats, grab tickets and see an exciting GWS Giants, Eastlake FC or ACT Comets match at Manuka Oval. If you are thinking of seeing a game involving the GWS Giants, the main Australia rules football (AFL) team here, it’s worth knowing their team colors; orange, black and white..
After a day taking in the sights around Parkes, put up your feet and relax at one of the area’s bed-and-breakfasts, hotels or short-stay apartments. Check out the rooms and rates at the Novotel Canberra, the QT Canberra, or the Crowne Plaza Canberra.