Walk Around Town
Well in every day life there is a nice park...some coffee shops....the statue of the founder
But this is Elvis time...January every year so this is special. Enjoy the free concerts in the park...the 'trashy' stalls....the street buskers...Elvis Central
.....or even become Elvis and Priscilla for a moment or two.
And you really need to find a program for the rest. Luckily most of the action is close to town.
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See the Indian Pacific
In Parkes. N.S.W
The Indian Pacific ..A Great Australian Train Journey...actually stops in Parkes . On the way to Perth you have to be up in the middle of the night but as she travels back to Sydney the train stops here so there is a chance to feel the excitement.
"Just talking to friends who travelled from Parkes to Perth in 2009 and they told us the food was superb."You always travel gold" for special service....We are presently in Parkes for the Elvis Festival(2012) and discovered the IP is here for a few hours stopover in the middle of the night on the journey to Perth. Maybe we will be lucky today and see the IP on its return to Sydney"
A special Elvis train travelled from Sydney for the January Festival.
Find the "Yellow Brick Road"
So you visit a medium size town in Australia...you find the pub for a start and places of interest...but you want to see how the people live...where do the 'posh' folk build their homes once they come off the land?
To find the "upmarket" homes of Parkes you find what the locals fondly call the ""Yellow Brick Road"
Besides the homes you can also (If you are lucky) command a striking view ...of the cemetry.
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The Dish is a huge part of Parkes... The radio telescope, known as The Dish, was built in the 1960's and became the leading instrument of its kind in the world...
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Have a look around the township of Parkes... It isn't a huge place but there are quite a few shops, pubs, motels etc...
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