The Parkes shire has lots to do for you and your family while you are in town for the Back Yamma Bigfoot. If you’re looking for something to do take a look at the following list or browse the latest copy of the Parkes Visitor’s Guide.
Things to see and do in the region
|CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope (The Dish)
Discover the wonders of the Universe at this world class astronomical research facility. The Visitors Discovery Centre offers hands-on displays, audiovisual shows and informative staff to answer all of your questions. The Centre is located close to the Di
A private collection of Elvis' personal memorabilia owned by the former 'Yellow Wiggle' Greg Page. 'The Collectors' series, his collection features clothes and jewellery worn by Elvis and many of Elvis' personal books, papers and belongings. The audio com
|Orange Region Wineries
The Orange Wine Region, giving superb cool climate grapes grown in rich volcanic soil at above 600 metres produces superb red varieties. Cool climate wines - produced from Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz grapes, Liqueurs from apples and che
|McFeeter Motor Museum
This purpose built facility offers a vast collection of meticulously restored motor cars, plus a souvenir and gift shop. Taste local wines at the cellar door, then re-fuel with a bite to eat at the café. Located 1km south of Forbes off the Newell Highway.
|Forbes and District Historical Museum
Varied exhibits including relics from the bushranging days of Ben Hall; a vintage kitchen; antique farm machinery; a display of Aboriginal artefacts and much more.
|Taronga Western Plains Zoo
Western Plains Zoo provides much more than animal displays, it is a place to come and relax and enjoy the atmosphere. It is also an education centre, a research centre and a wildlife conservation and preservation centre for species from throughout the wor
Camping will be available at the event center free of charge with a number of portaloos on site for the duration of the weekend. Campers should bring enough water with them to be self sufficient.
For those who would prefer to stay in town, the Parkes Visitors Information Center has compiled the following lists of accommodation available in Parkes.