We visited Parkes on the long weekend, and I’d like to say what a beautiful town and countryside with friendly people.
However, we were gobsmacked to find the Visitor Information Centre, Elvis Exhibit, Car Museum and the Dish were not open. In fact, while my husband enjoyed the Henry Parkes museum I waited outside and three other couples couldn’t believe the Centre was shut.
We heard various reasons for the closures, none insurmountable if you want to attract visitors. Maybe because the Visitor Information Centre (which I was told opened during the week) has paid staff vs the volunteers elsewhere?
We went on to Peak Hill and wandered through the antique shops, visitor’s centre, bought home made crafts and had lunch.
We had great meals in Parkes and very much enjoyed the stay. We just felt Parkes had let itself down by not opening fully.