Memorial Hill

Memorial Hill is located on Bushman Street.

Memorial Hill provides the best vantage point for magnificent views over Parkes and the surrounding farmlands. It is the most visible landmark in town, with its 33-metre high Shrine of Remembrance standing tall over Parkes.

Construction of the memorial began in the 1920s, and since then it has come to recognise multiple conflicts including World War II, Korean and Vietnam wars.

It is undoubtedly the most significant symbol of wartime history in Parkes and attracts many visitors each year to pay their respects to fallen soldiers, and enjoy the serenity of the surrounding area.

The hill offers the opportunity for a leisurely bush walk around the monument surrounds, or a picnic in Rotary Park and adventure playground on the northern side of the hill.

The beautiful Remembrance Walk and the Theatres of War Gardens commemorates those who have served in conflicts in which Australia has been involved.

The walk contains a garden designed to create a one dimensional space of conflict regions of the world where Australia has been represented. The walk also contains an honour roll of men from Parkes and District who lie buried in foreign countries.

Vehicle access to the top is available during daylight hours. Pedestrian access is unlimited.

Overview of the history of the monument and Parkes' involvement in war.

Check out this birds-eye view of Memorial Hill.