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Goonumbla: Where To Go / Sightseeing

CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope


Located 20 kilometres north of Parkes off the Newell Highway the CSIRO's Parkes observatory is home to the world famous 'Dish'.

At 64 metres in diameter, it was the first fully steerable large antenna in the Southern Hemisphere. This impressive structure is still a world leading scientific instrument and is operated 24 hours a day.

Since commissioning in 1961, Parkes Observatory has been responsible for many world firsts in radio astronomy.

The visitors centre - built virtually in the shadow of the Dish - has a range of interactive displays, an excellent astronomy resource centre with souvenirs, science toys and books.

The educational 3D theatre showcases both informative and awe inspiring adventures across the Universe.

Enjoy a coffee stop or a meal at the award winning Dish Cafe or make use of the free gas barbecues.

School excursions and special interest groups are welcome.




Newell Highway
Parkes, NSW, 2870

Located 9.7K from Goonumbla

Henry Parkes Centre


The impressive Henry Parkes Centre, a tourism complex located on the northern side of town, incorporates the Parkes Visitor Information Centre, the King's Castle Elvis Exhibit, the Parkes Motor Museum, Henry Parkes Museum (traditional history) and Antique Machinery Collection.

The King's Castle Elvis Exhibit is a unique collection of original Elvis memorabilia owned by Greg Page. The exhibition displays genuine Elvis artefacts which were owned by Elvis or directly connected to his life and are on display telling the story of the on (and off) stage life of one of the world's greatest entertainers.

Parkes Motor Museum houses an impressive collection of motor vehicles representing all heritage motoring eras.

The Henry Parkes Museum and Antique Machinery Collection depict early life in Parkes through objects, photos and historical information.

The complex has recently opened the new Henry Parkes Interactive Museum located in Moat Cottage telling the story of Sir Henry Parkes.




Henry Parkes Centre,
Newell Highway
Parkes, NSW, 2870

Located 13.5K from Goonumbla

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.

Spanning over 43,000 kilometres across Central New South Wales, the Modern Mining Trail features six mines as the signature attractions: Northparkes Mine and the Peak Hill Open Cut Experience (Parkes), Newcrest Mining's Cadia Valley Operations (Orange), Barrick Cowal Gold Mine (West Wyalong), Great Cobar Mine and Peak Gold Mines (Cobar).

Tour experiences are available at each of the major sites with booking information available from the website.

Visit the many associated attractions along the way including the Henry Parkes Centre, Peak Hill Open Cut Gallery and Tourist Centre, historical village of Ophir, Golden Memories Museum Millthorpe, West Wyalong Gold Tour and the Great Cobar Heritage Centre.




Parkes Visitor Information Centre,
Newell Highway
Parkes, NSW, 2870

Located 13.5K from Goonumbla

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 - something for everyone!

Why not pop in for a visit and see the many interesting and lovely gift ideas available from the many talented local crafty folk at Craft Corner, or participate in their annual 'Knit and Natter', held in July, where knitted squares are contributed by local members and are then stitched together to make sizable blankets which are then donated to charity.




227 Clarinda Street
Parkes, NSW, 2870

Located 15.4K from Goonumbla

Goonumbla: Events

Parkes Elvis Festival


The iconic Parkes Elvis Festival is a celebration of the life and music of Elvis Presley held annually in Parkes, NSW, in the second week of January to coincide with the January 8 birthday of The King.

From Wednesday to Sunday more than 120 events take place at venues in and around Parkes. The Festival attracts headline international and national Elvis tribute artists, and more than 25,000 national and international visitors to Central West NSW.

Parkes Elvis Festival is proud to be officially endorsed by the estate of Elvis Presley, Elvis Presley Enterprises Inc.


Event Dates
2018
      10th Jan
      11th Jan
      12th Jan
      13th Jan
      14th Jan


Various locations around Parkes
Parkes, NSW, 2870

Located 11.4K from Goonumbla

Central West Car Club Charity Show and Shine


Central West Car Club Charity Show and Shine is a magnificent car and bike display event from clubs across the Central West including a Vintage Machinery display. Enjoy a wide selection of market stalls and much more. A great event for the whole family.


Event Dates
2017
      14th Oct


Alexander Street
Parkes, NSW, 2870

Located 14.5K from Goonumbla

Parkes Annual Swap Meet


The Annual Swap Meet is one of the premium events of its kind in NSW, an event not to be missed.

This event caters for veteran, vintage, classic, modern, sports cars and motorcycles. This meet also attracts many stall holders providing a great opportunity to find that hidden treasure.

The event is organised by the Parkes Historic Motor Club with gates opening at noon on the Friday prior for setting up and trading and then gates opening early Saturday morning from 6am again for trading.

The event is being run in conjunction with the Parkes Car Enthusiast Charity Show and Shine Weekend.

Canteen facilities for breakfast and lunch available on site. (Saturday only)


Event Dates
2017
      14th Oct


Victoria Street,
Parkes Showground
Parkes, NSW, 2870

Located 14.8K from Goonumbla

Parkes Harness Racing Australia Day


The Parkes Harness Racing Australia Day is a fantastic day not to be missed, a great day out for both the young and older folk.

Celebrate Australia Day the 'Aussie' Way - watch the horses run and the Golden Yabbies race under the hot summer sun with a cool beverage and snag in hand. Bring the kids along to enjoy the jumping castle and prizes to be won on the day!


Event Dates
2018
      26th Jan


Victoria Street
Parkes, NSW, 2870

Located 14.8K from Goonumbla

Parkes Agricultural Show


The Parkes Show is one of the largest agricultural shows west of the Blue Mountains.

The Parkes Show is held each August running over three days and two nights with plenty of entertainment, side shows and trade stands along with a spectacular fireworks display that can be seen from miles around.

The event also features four days of horse events as well as exhibits of sheep, cattle, birds and poultry. Competitions of Junior and Senior Miss Showgirl, Junior Judging, a Shearing competition and the popular Smash Up Derby .


Event Dates
2017
      28th Aug
      29th Aug
      30th Aug


Parkes Showground
Parkes, NSW, 2870

Located 15.7K from Goonumbla

Goonumbla: Travel Tips

Parkes Visitor Information Centre


Parkes Visitor Information Centre is at The Henry Parkes Centre, North of the town's CBD along the Newell Highway. The centre provides the perfect opportunity for visitors to relax and unwind from their journey whilst they explore the two sections of the museum complex - The King's Castle Elvis Exhibit and Parkes Motor Museum (tickets available at information centre) and Henry Parkes Museum and Antique Machinery Collection (tickets available at Henry Parkes Museum entry). Also enjoy the free 15 minute documentary in Moat Cottage, a replica of the cottage Henry Parkes was raised in, in Coventry England.

The friendly staff at the Parkes Visitor Information Centre can provide a wide variety of information about the Parkes Shire to assist you. The centre offers a wide selection of souvenirs, local produce, and convenient snacks for the peckish traveller.

For further information, please contact the centre.




66-78 Peak Hill Road,
Newell Highway
Parkes, NSW, 2870

Located 13.6K from Goonumbla

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