What's Parkes like?
If you want to find the perfect part of the city to explore, consider Parkes. Take in some culture at National Portrait Gallery and Questacon. There's plenty more to see, including National Gallery of Australia and Old Parliament House.
How to get to Parkes
Parkes is located 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from the heart of Canberra.
- Canberra, ACT (CBR-Canberra Intl.), 3.3 mi (5.3 km) from Parkes
Things to see and do in and around Parkes
What to see in Parkes
- Old Parliament House
- National Archives of Australia
- Canberra and Region Visitors Centre
- Commonwealth Park
- Lake Burley Griffin
Things to do in Parkes
- National Portrait Gallery
- National Gallery of Australia
- National Capital Exhibition
- National Rose Gardens
Other popular Parkes attractions
- Museum of Australian Democracy
- National Carillon
- King's Park
- National Police Memorial
- Blundells' Cottage
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