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  • Walk Around Town

    Parkes...N.S.W AustraliaWell in every day life there is a nice park...some coffee shops....the statue of the founderBut 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...

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  • See the Indian Pacific

    In Parkes. N.S.WThe 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...

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  • Find the "Yellow Brick Road"

    Parkes, N.S.WSo 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...

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  • Thai for the Locals

    Parkes New South Wales AustraliaDo you think it is a good idea to eat where the locals eat? Well the food was very tasty I must admit. Just a little place looking out to the footpath and being Elvis festival time we were watching them all walk by (the Elvi or Elvises?) I saw my favourite dish was on the menu...chicken and cashew stir fry (I am not...

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  • The Dish Cafe

    We've eaten at the Dish Cafe twice now... We've only had breakfast there but it is good food and friendly service. It's a little way out of Parkes, about 30 kms north, but is worth visiting if you get the chance. The Dish is just outside the cafe...

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  • Coachman Hotel Bistro

    Each year we visit Parkes for our annual touch football carnnival we have dinner at the Coachman Hotel in the bistro. The food is reasonably priced and is always good. It's usually booked out in advance too...

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Parkes What to Pack

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    by CandS Updated Feb 25, 2006

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: When going to Parkes in the summer make sure you have some cool/loose clothes because it gets very hot during the day... We played touch football in 45?C heat one year! ;) Winter can get cold though.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Take lots of sunscreen...the sun will burn you very quickly, especially in the summer...

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Parkes Off The Beaten Path

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    by CandS Updated Feb 15, 2005

    Forbes is a town about 30 minutes drive south of Parkes. It is a great little place to visit and the locals are all very friendly...

    It's also the home of the Western District Parachute Club and the place where I did two static line (solo) jumps... :) Check out my Forbes page for more info. :)

    That's me sky diving!!!

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