Located nearly five miles northeast from the town of Parkes, in Australias New South Wales area, Parkes Airport mainly services flights to and from Sydney. The town of Parkes is well known for its importance in the scientific community, and the nearby observatory and radio telescope have played very important roles, including during the Apollo 11 moon landing. The story of Australias role in that landing was told in the film The Dish.
Hiring a car at Parkes Airport frees up the surrounding areas for you to visit whenever you would like to, at your own speed and on your own timetable.
Those visiting Parkes Airport, and the town of Parkes, especially those of whom have a strong love of astronomy and space will definitely want to rent a car at Parkes Airport and go and check out the CSIRO Observatory. If youre more of a nature lover than you should head on over to the nearby national park, the Goobang National Park, or Peak Hill.
There is much to do in Parkes, and plenty of great historical things to see, and so by hiring a car at Parkes Airport, youll be able to travel easily between all of them and see everything you want to see, and more.
With a wide range of travellers passing through our locations every day, we've got a wide range of vehicles on offer to suit your needs - from smart executive saloons to compact family hatchbacks. ***
***Specific cars may not be available when booking
Parkes Airport is closest to the town of Parkes, but those looking to take a day trip somewhere may want to head further out to the town of Peak Hill. History fans will find plenty to get excited about at Peak Hill, from its old historical town fronts, to the gold mine that you can tour. There are also some exciting stores, especially antique shops which should not be missed. The town can easily be found by travelling along the Newell Highway. Youll find a lot to see and do in Peak Hill.