Parkes is strategically located within five hours of Sydney and three hours of Canberra. Ideally situated along the Newell Highway, Australia’s major inland touring route, where it intersects with essential rail corridors, Parkes is an accessible and appealing destination for tourism, lifestyle and business.
The Parkes Region boasts a diverse economy with strong industries including transport, mining, health care, tourism, agriculture and public administration. With its central location Parkes allows businesses to connect with suppliers and customers quickly with over 80% of the Australian population able to be reached by road within 12 hours.
Parkes is also serviced by a regional airport with several return flights daily between Parkes and Sydney and is also accessed by daily coach and rail services to and from Sydney.
The Parkes Region is a great place to live and raise a family with affordable housing and great lifestyle, diverse employment opportunities, health services including a new hospital, quality educational facilities, a strong sporting culture and first class community facilities. To learn more about the benefits of relocating to Parkes, visit the Relocate Parkes Region section of our website.
Explore Forbes and uncover our amazing town and its surrounds.
Nestled on the Lachlan River in the heart of the Lachlan Valley, our historic town has magnificent heritage buildings, a stunning natural environment and unique local attractions.
Relax and take in the sights of beautiful Lake Forbes, a natural lagoon offering walking and cycle tracks to enjoy abundant birdlife, shaded picnic areas, BBQ facilities, play grounds and RV rest area. Don’t miss our myriad of sculptures and learn about the Wiradjuri people and their captivating culture.
We have an extensive array of places to eat and stay and if you’re looking to shop, our locally owned boutique and speciality shops will be sure to offer something distinctive. McFeeter’s Motor Museum is a must for motor enthusiasts and the Forbes Museum is a hidden gem which will inspire you to seek out the legacy of Ben Hall; visit the site where he was shot, and his final resting place.
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Condobolin is the largest centre in the Heart of NSW and is home to approx. 3,500 people. Commonly known as Condo, the town lies on the bank of the Lachlan River, an hour from Parkes, Forbes, West Wyalong & Lake Cargelligo. Explore things to do, learn about our history, have access to a complete business directory and info on upcoming events in town.