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Car hire at Parkes Airport from Thrifty
- Great range of cars and commercial vehicles for hire
- Friendly and knowledgeable local staff
- Convenient airport terminal location
Rental vehicles available at Parkes Airport
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Things to see and do with a car rental in Parkes
If you're visiting Parkes for leisure, the top attraction on your to do list has to be the famous Parkes Satellite Dish. Sitting at a huge 64 metres wide, the dish is statuesque and has a unique history which you can learn all about in the adjacent astronomy resource centre. Whilst there, enjoy your time in the 3D theatre and venture through the various astronomical displays. There's also a cafe onsite and souvenirs for purchase if you'd like to take a piece of Parkes back home with you. Parkes Satellite Dish is just 20 kilometres north of town, an easy drive with your rental car!
Parkes is also a great spot to enjoy short road trips to other regional NSW towns.
For art lovers, you could drive 30 minutes to Forbes where you'll be able to see and buy artworks from local artists at the Platypus Gallery.
For wine lovers, you won't want to miss Orange. Only 30 minutes east of Parkes, Orange has become one of NSW's most popular destinations for boutique vineyards and there are plenty of culinary delights to savour whilst there.
Keep an eye on the Thrifty travel blog for more travel tips, as well as advice on choosing the right vehicle for your car hire needs!