Hotels in Parkes, Australian Capital Territory

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Parkes overview

Parkes is a romantic getaway distinct for its museums and parks, and known for its monuments and shops. You'll enjoy the ample dining choices. Learn about local heritage at popular landmarks in the area like Old Parliament House and Australian War Memorial. National Gallery of Australia and Parliament House are popular sights to see. Parkes is a family- and business-friendly destination with something for everyone.

Where to stay in Parkes

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Parkes has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Parkes with by checking our online map. Our maps display the areas and neighborhoods around all Parkes hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Parkes hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Parkes

Fly in to Canberra, ACT (CBR-Canberra Intl.), 3.2 mi (5.2 km) from downtown Parkes.

What to see around Parkes

Sights especially popular with families include:
  • • CSIRO Discovery Centre
  • • Canberra and Region Visitors Centre
  • • National Zoo and Aquarium
  • • Big Splash Waterpark
  • • Superkarts Go Karts
The area's museums and cultural sights stand out, and places to visit include:
  • • National Portrait Gallery
  • • National Gallery of Australia
  • • Questacon
  • • Museum of Australian Democracy
  • • National Capital Exhibition
Below are some favorite shopping areas to find that perfect souvenir—or simply browse:
  • • Kingston Shopping Centre
  • • Kingston Mall
  • • Canberra Centre
  • • Manuka Shopping Centre
  • • Federation Square
Some popular places in the area include:
  • • Old Parliament House
  • • Parliament House
  • • National Museum of Australia
  • • Australian War Memorial
  • • Australian National Botanic Gardens

When to visit Parkes

Curious about when's the best time to visit? Here are the seasonal norms to help with your planning:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • January-March: 82°F day, 49°F night
  • April-June: 70°F day, 34°F night
  • July-September: 63°F day, 34°F night
  • October-December: 79°F day, 42°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • January-March: 5.75 inches
  • April-June: 5.43 inches
  • July-September: 5.51 inches
  • October-December: 6.14 inches
  • Business-friendly
  • Romantic
  • Dining
  • Family
  • Shopping