5 days in Parkes Region, Gilgandra & Walgett Itinerary

5 days in Parkes Region, Gilgandra & Walgett Itinerary

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5 days in Parkes Region, Gilgandra & Walgett Itinerary

Start: Canberra
Drive:  4​h 30​min
1
Parkes
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Gilgandra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Walgett
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 45​min
End: Longreach

2
nights
Parkes

Parkes ©
Parkes is a town in New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Parkes Aviation Museum - HARS, examine the collection at The Henry Parkes Centre, look for all kinds of wild species at Memorial Hill Lookout, then appreciate the history behind War Memorial, and finally appreciate the history behind Sir Henry Parkes Statue. Keep things going the next day: admire all the interesting features of Peak Hill Open Cut Experience, then see the sky in a new way at CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Borenore Karst Conservation Reserve.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Parkes driving holiday site .

Canberra to Parkes is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Gilgandra.

Things to do in Parkes

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Borenore Karst Conservation Reserve, Peak Hill Open Cut Experience
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The Henry Parkes Centre ©
The Henry Parkes Centre
CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope ©
CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope
Parkes Aviation Museum - HARS ©
Parkes Aviation Museum - HARS

1
night
Gilgandra

Gilgandra
Gilgandra is a town located in the central west region of New South Wales, Australia. On the 20th (Thu), examine the collection at Gilgandra Rural Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Gilgandra itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Parkes to Gilgandra takes 2.5 hours. June in Gilgandra sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Walgett.

Things to do in Gilgandra

Museums
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1
night
Walgett

Walgett
Walgett is a town in northern New South Wales, Australia, and the seat of Walgett Shire. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Grawin Opal Miners Sports and Recreation Club Ltd.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Walgett trip planner .

Drive from Gilgandra to Walgett in 2.5 hours. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Walgett

Outdoors Golf Wildlife
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