Be Adventurous in the Parkes Region
Walk, hike, drive and explore
Goobang National Park
Goobang National Park, one of the state's newest National Parks is located 30 kilometres north-east of Parkes. It is approximately 42,600 hectares in size, 55 kilometres long and ranges in width from 200 metres to 20 kilometres, forming the largest area of remnant vegetation in the Central West of New South Wales.
The Park incorporates Hervey, Curumbenya and Bumberry mountain ranges and surrounding country. Travellers on the Newell Highway between Tomingley and Parkes can see the park to the east. Goobang National Park can be accessed via a number of roads, including the Tomingley-Yeoval Road in the north, the Parkes-Manildra Road in the south and from Peak Hill along the Baldry Road.
Free camping is available within the park at two sites, Wanda Wandong and Greenbah. New visitor facilities have been installed, featuring amenities (no water or power), interpretative signage and parking bays for recreational vehicles.
Visitors are welcome to undertake passive recreation activities such as bushwalking, bird watching and camping. If you plan on horse riding in the park, you'll need a permit. Goobang National Park provides protection for the diverse range of plant and animal communities found in central west NSW, as well as the rich scenic, cultural and natural features of the area. More than 300 plant species have been recorded in the park, including 40 species of orchids. Brochures are available from the Visitor Information Centres in Peak Hill and Parkes.
The park's main trails are accessible to 2WD vehicles, however, they can become very boggy after heavy rain. Caloma Trig lookout offers fantastic views of the surrounding countryside.
For further information please contact NPWS Lachlan Area Office (02) 6851 4429
Open to the public for recreational activities including camping, fishing, canoeing and bird watching. Head out the Orange Road and turn left onto Bindogundra Road, which is the dirt road opposite the 100 year old Bindogundra Church approximately 13km East of Parkes, then a further 7.5km to Bumberry Dam.
Bogan Weir - Peak Hill
The site of Peak Hill's original water supply, has shady picnic areas and provides pleasant opportunities for bird watching and fishing. Bogan Weir is located 7km North of Peak Hill on the Tullamore Road.
Nature Walk - Peak Hill
Peak Hill Nature Walk provides a leisurely stroll through native bushland with rewarding experiences of spectacular views across to the Hervey Ranges from the footbridge. Winter months provide brilliant photo opportunities with the sunset setting the bush ablaze with colour. An easy stroll from the Peak Hill town centre, it is open year-round.