We Want You Back in Parkes Shire

We are delighted by the news that regional travel can resume & we are really looking forward to welcoming visitors back to the Parkes Shire!

The Parkes Region offers is the perfect destination to come and reconnect with loved ones and have a memorable and safe regional adventure. Explore our wide open spaces, iconic attractions, quirky experiences, engaging play spaces and fabulous local eateries and shopping outlets.

However, we do need to ensure that both our visitors and community are kept safe. We urge holidaymakers to please respect the NSW Health guidelines, stay home if you are sick, and practice good hygiene and social distancing.

Our iconic experiences, attractions and local businesses are ready for your visit with COVID-19 control measures in place.

Start planning your visit to the Parkes by connecting with the Parkes Visitor Information Centre who can provide insight in to making the most out of your visit to the region.


Meet a local..

Meet Steve from 'The Fleece'

The Fleece offers a total escape in the stunning Australian countryside. It is the perfect place for a romantic getaway, weekend away with friends or a country escape with the kids. We want you back, come & unplug, unwind & recharge.


Meet Danielle from the Trundle Hotel

We Want You Back in Trundle!

Meet Danielle and the fabulous Trundle community. Trundle is famous for their quirky events, friendly faces & wide street. The Trundle Hotel is also well known for its heritage charm and hospitality and one of the longest wooden verandahs in Australia!

Come & explore Trundle!

Meet Tricia from 'The Dish'

Tricia can't wait to welcome you back to the CSIRO Parkes Observatory Visitor's Centre - come and check out the fantastic interactive exhibits and get your photo beneath the amazing Dish! You can also sample something form the Dish Cafe with a menu that is 'out of this world!'

Open 7 days 8.30am - 4.15pm.

Meet Tiff from Parkes Elvis Festival

Tiff is a Parkes home-grown events and marketing specialist who works for the Parkes Elvis Festival held in January, which her parents founded in 1993.

She grew up with rock and roll and loves the vintage culture and friendly vibe of Parkes.

Her tip tops for visitors are to explore the Henry Parkes Museums, uncover the Shire's public art trail, and pop into Colouby Creations for a spot of vintage shopping.

Meet Sharon from the Parkes VIC

The Parkes Visitor Information Centre is open for business and ready to help you plan your adventure in the Parkes Region.

Connect with your friends and loved ones and invite them to explore all that Parkes Shire has to offer.

Visit the Henry Parkes Centre museums home to an Elvis Exhibit and vintage car display.

Meet Kasie from the Railway Hotel

The Railway Hotel & Hart Bar is a modern hotel and function space in Parkes.

Kasie's favourite thing about Parkes Shire is the people and they support each other and our local businesses.

She loves visiting Labella Medispa for a facial then meeting friends to enjoy a cocktail on the Hart Bar balcony.

Meet Jim from Moo Ma's Milk Run

Jim is the owner and operator of Moo Ma’s Milk in Parkes, a well-known local business.

Jim says he loves finishing off the daily milk run at the Roasted Kombi Café with its great coffee, and then enjoying local adventures in his own Kombi with his family on the weekend.

His top tips are Memorial Hill's lookout and visiting The Dish and enjoying a picnic with fresh scones and Dish Cafe Jam.

Meet Margi from Rosegarden B&B

Rosegarden on Church B&B is a 5 star boutique home stay accommodation right in the centre of Parkes. The opulent surroundings will truly amaze you,

Margi loves the local community and all the wonderful people she meets through her business at Rosegarden.

Meet Elissa from Parkes Decor Shop

Parkes Decor Shoppe is located along lower Clarinda Street, which has recently undergone a major upgrade.

Elissa loves how the main street is now more inviting for residents and visitors. When you're next in Parkes, take a stroll along the main street and pop in to say hello to the girls at Parkes Decor Shoppe. They'd love to see you!

Meet Jenny from Ron Dunford Chemist

Meet Jenny, Manager of Ron Dunfords Chemist in Parkes.

Jenny's favourite thing about Parkes is the community atmosphere. Everyone cares for one another, including our visitors.

Meet Kirsten from Kirsten Serviced Accommodation

Stay a while in Parkes! Be welcomed at the beautiful Kirsten Serviced Accommodation. Kirtsen recommends having a cocktail at Hart Bar Parkes or get some Thai from Cambridge Hotel Parkes. Treat yourself to a delicious coffee at Wholesome Blend or Pink Orchid Cafe & Florist. Enjoy luxury accommodation & shop for ladies fashion at Little Black Dress or Cahills Footwear Parkes and Forbes to kit out the whole family.

Meet Jess from Labella Medispa

Meet Jess from La Bella Medispa Parkes. Jess & the team pride themselves on delivering exceptional service, outstanding products through empowering and educating YOU at the highest level, exceeding your expectations and keep you coming back for more.

Next time you visit Parkes, visit the the wonderful team at La Bella Medispa who will make your visit unforgettable, taking you on a luxury journey of discovery.

Join the Campaign!

VISITORS: snap, send and share your experiences with us via @VisitParkesRegion #WeWantYouBack on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram

LOCALS: We invite the local community to get on board and share what you love about the region to entice your loved ones to come and visit. Send us a video and we will share this content on our Visit Parkes Region social media channels as part of the campaign.