The town of Parkes has just over 10,000 full time inhabitants, but due to its numerous attractions, it is also home to a number of delightful Parkes hotels. Although this is an inland town, it has become a major transportation hub with central proximity to Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
The town's main attraction is the CSIRO Telescope, which was featured in the 2000 film, The Dish. The film is based on the telescope’s role in the 1969 Apollo moon landing. It is possible to book bus tours to this area, but many guests choose to drive from their accommodation in Parkes. Once visitors arrive, guided tours of the entire observatory are readily available.
Guests must also check out War Memorial Lookout, which is a park that has been dedicated to those who served Australia in wars throughout its history. Outdoor activities are very popular in Parkes as well, so take a hike or mountain bike in Goobang National Park.
Parkes is home to the Elvis Festival every January and brings in visitors to Parkes accommodation from all over the country, making this season the toughest time for bookings. Make sure to reserve a room ahead of time when visiting! Find the perfect hotel for you with fantastic savings throughout the year and exclusive member benefits by booking with HotelClub.
Arrive at Parkes accommodation via Parkes Airport, or transfer in from Sydney Airport. Reach your hotel by NSW TrainLink's Western Line, bus, taxi or rental car. Travel time from Sydney by public transport or car can be a bit extensive.
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