From
To
Wed 22/7
Wed 29/7
Any month
Compare vs Cheapflights |
From
To
Leaving on
Wed 22/7
Time
Anytime
From
To
Leaving on
Depart
Time
Anytime
From
To
Leaving on
Depart
Time
Anytime
From
To
Leaving on
Depart
Time
Anytime
From
To
Leaving on
Depart
Time
Anytime
From
To
Leaving on
Depart
Time
Anytime

We work with more than 300 partners to bring you better travel deals

Home Oceania Australia New South Wales Cheap flights to Parkes, Australia

Cheap Flights to Parkes

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Are there currently restrictions on travel to Parkes related to COVID-19?

Yes, there are currently restrictions on flights to Parkes along with the rest of Australia. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: Australia has restricted the entry of all travelers, with the exception of Australian nationals and permanent residents and their immediate family members, New Zealand nationals residing in Australia, diplomats accredited to Australia and residing in Australia and their immediate family members, and airline crew. Nationals of the Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated States), Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, American Samoa, the Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu can transit through Australia to a third country without a visa. The same applies to travelers who reside in the Cook Islands, French Polynesia, or New Caledonia. The onward flight must be within 72 hours of their arrival in Australia. If there are less than 8 hours between flights, travelers must stay in the international transit area of the airport and have documents required for the next destination. If there are more than 8 hours between flights, travelers must stay in mandatory quarantine at a state designated facility until the time of the departing flight. All travelers entering Australia must self-isolate for a period of 14 days from their arrival into Australia. If the duration of their stay is less than 14 days, they must self-isolate for the entire duration. Airline crew who are nationals or residents of Australia must self-isolate at their place of residence (or hotel) between flights, or for 14 days, whichever is shorter. Airline crew who are not nationals or residents of Australia must self-isolate in their hotel on arrival until their next flight. Nationals of Australia are not allowed to travel out of Australia, except for people who regularly reside in another country, airline and maritime crew, freight personnel, offshore facility personnel, government personnel, and Australian Defence Force personnel. . If you are looking to book a trip to Parkes and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about travelling during COVID-19.

When is the best time to fly to Parkes?

The town has warm temperatures all through the year, with highs in the summer months of December to March. Although summer is the best time to visit, you may also experience rain and thunderstorms.

The winter months can be slightly colder, but you are more likely to find cheaper flights and better prices on accommodation in the winter months between May and August.

Parkes overview

Situated five hours drive west of Sydney in New South Wales, the Australian town of Parkes is a remote settlement that could easily be missed, yet spend a few hours here and you can discover a friendly community offering many unique heritage attractions. The town’s origins are intrinsically connected with the gold rush of the 1970s, when Henry Parkes, after whom the town is named, first visited the area. The gold mining industry still lives on, and you can learn about the region’s history of mining through a number of local tourist attractions. At the Henry Parkes Centre, four unique museums welcome visitors who want to explore the historic buildings and collectables from the town’s past. The complex includes the Henry Parkes Museum, the Parkes Motor Museum, the Antique Machinery Collection and, surprisingly, The King’s Castle Elvis Exhibit, a collection of genuine Elvis artefacts created by a fan for fans. Take a short 30 minute drive to the north of the town and you can get fantastic views of the historic gold mine at Peak Hill. You can also explore the historic mine workings and view five open cuts from a series of hilltops and walkways. Back in the centre of town, the Bushman’s Hill Reserve is a pleasant retreat that was also the site of the original gold mine around which the town was established. Continue the town’s heritage trail, by visiting some of the remaining historic buildings on the corner of Currajong and Court Streets to see the old courthouse, police station and post office. The town is also notable for being the home of one of the world’s most powerful radio telescopes.  “The Dish”, can be visited by driving north of the town to the Parkes Observatory, which also includes a discovery centre featuring an exhibition and theatre.

Back to top

Getting around Parkes

The town is small enough to explore on foot, but if you want to visit some of the major attractions just outside town, you can hire a car from one of several major car hire companies located in the town. You can also get a taxi from Dalton Street in the centre of town.

Getting from the Airport to the City

The town’s airport (PKE) is located 3 miles (5 km) east of the town just off Orange Road. Several hire car companies are available at the airport or you can arrange for a taxi transfer with a local company.

Back to top

Other local departures to Parkes

Parkes airports

Home Oceania Australia New South Wales Cheap flights to Parkes, Australia