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.

Some of our iconic experiences and attractions are still on the road to re-opening, so please plan ahead by connecting with the Parkes Visitor Information Centre who can provide you with the latest updates for our region.

Rest assured that the local businesses currently operating are doing so under new protocols and are implementing COVID-19 control measures.

Press Play for School Holiday Fun!

Pack up the kids and make the Trip to Parkes for a jam packed few days of fun in the Parkes region. Be amazed by space and science at The Dish and explore the great outdoors at Goobang National Park, there will be plenty to see and do to keep the kids entertained.

Meet a local..

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 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.

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.