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Gunningbland: Where To Go / Sightseeing

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 Visitor Information Centre. The second located just next door incorporates The Henry Parkes Museum (traditional history) and Antique Machinery Collection with entry via the Henry Parkes Museum.

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 mint condition 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 Historical Society volunteers are exceptionally knowledgeable on the history of Parkes, they will insightfully share this knowlege with you upon your visit.

The complex also features an Interactive Henry Parkes Display slideshow within Moat Cottage that depicts the life of Sir Henry.

Henry Parkes Centre,
Newell Highway
Parkes, NSW, 2870

Located 23.6K from Gunningbland

Gunningbland: Events

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
      26th Jan

Victoria Street
Parkes, NSW, 2870

Located 23.0K from Gunningbland

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
      28th Aug
      29th Aug

Parkes Showground
Parkes, NSW, 2870

Located 23.6K from Gunningbland

Gunningbland: 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 23.8K from Gunningbland

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