Parkes Flights GuideParkes is the main settlement of Parkes Shire founded in 1873. Dish upon a star at the CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope, the Southern Hemisphere's first big dish antenna radio telescope. See the gold and copper mines at the New South Wales Modern Mining Trail. Transport back to World War II at the Parkes Aviation Museum or be one with nature at the Goobang National Park.
Australia's capital city of Sydney is a 4 ½ hours drive away by car but also accessible by train in under 8 hours from Parkes Station. For longer bus and train rides, head south to Melbourne but flights are also available if you're in a hurry.
Parkes mix of humid tropical and semi-arid climates brings for a warm temperate environment. Winters are cool and sunny while summer brings warm temperatures averaging around 30 degrees celsius. The moderate climate of the New South Wales area makes it easy to plan a visit any time of year. The warmest months fall between December to February and is a good time to visit if you want to take part in the annual Elvis Festival in January.
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