Things to do in Parkes

There are tonnes of fun things to do in Parkes & Parkes's surrounds. Thingdoer is where Parkes locals share their favourite Parkes things to do and with 50+ activities suggested, all the best Parkes things to do are here, there are free and discounted Parkes activities alongside indulgent Parkes things to do. You will find the fun Parkes thing to do you're looking in this activity collection. If your favourite thing to do in Parkes isn't listed, join Parkes's thingdoers and share your things.

Jet off to Canberra

Jet off to CanberraParkes, ACT

This jet is an icon of Canberra. it's visible from a large area of Canberra and can be seen for miles. The walk around is lovely, but the calming mist as it settles across the lake on a hot day is something great to

Lake Vistas

Lake VistasParkes, ACT

Take a beautiful walk around the lake, but unusually spend time crossing the Kings Avenue Bridge to the Carillion!The view of the Carillion, Telstra Tower, the lake, parliament, national library the courts and the

Enjoy a picnic

Enjoy a picnicParkes, ACT

Why not pack up a picnic and head to Lake Burley Griffin for a romantic interlude with your partner, or some relaxing chill-out time with your family. There’s an abundance of scenic picnic spots around the lake,

Family fun day at Old Parliament House

Family fun day at Old Parliament HouseParkes, ACT

Think old Parliament House sounds boring and just another political history tour? Think again! Old Parliament house is cheap as chips at just $2(AUD) per person or $5 per family. There is so much more than learning about

The National Carillon!

The National Carillon!Parkes, ACT

The National Carillon is tall architectural landmark in Canberra found on the beautiful (and tiny) man maid island known as Aspen Island. After parking nearby and crossing the very shoot footbridge, you’ll end up in this


SkyfireParkes, ACT

Skyfire is an annual favourite Canberra event. It is one of the most prominent nights of the Canberra Calendar and is a fantastic time for all involved. This is a very family friendly event which can be enjoyed by all

Flowers by moonlight

Flowers by moonlightParkes, ACT

Floriade is a must for travellers around mid September to October. Free to visit and wonder for as long as you like during daylight hours. Flowers may not be your thing but there are amusement rides, demonstrations,

Take the famous Ferris Wheel in Floriade

Take the famous Ferris Wheel in FloriadeParkes, ACT

Cross off two things on your bucket list at once and take a ride on the iconic Ferris wheel at the famous Floriade festival in Parkes, Canberra. With a couple of marriage proposals each year the ride up the top is

A glowing experience at Enlighten Festival

A glowing experience at Enlighten FestivalParkes, ACT

A new and ongoing feature of Canberra's nightlife, the annual Enlighten Festival brings a mysticism and exuberant enthusiasm to the usually staid Canberra Parliamentary Triangle area. Enlighten celebrates artists and

Floriade- Canberra Flower Festival

Floriade- Canberra Flower FestivalParkes, ACT

Floriade is our annual flower festival, it's been going for as long as I can remember, thousands of people visit every year from within Canberra and interstate.It's a great family day out and there are awesome

Visit Questacon In Canberra

Visit Questacon In CanberraParkes, ACT

Canberra can unfortunately be a bit of a boring place for kids, but if you can't stand your kids looking at screens for hours on end and need something that's going to get their attention, Questacon should be your first

Enlighten - Canberra Light Festival

Enlighten - Canberra Light FestivalParkes, ACT

Enlighten Canberra is similar to the Vivid light festival in Sydney, probably not as big though.It lights up our major landmarks, including the Old Parliament house, Parliament house, The Australian National Library and

The Colour Run

The Colour RunParkes, ACT

The Colour Run is an annual international event run buy Swisse which Canberra adopted in 2014. The Colour Run is run by the multi-national organisation Swisse and occurs in Nation’s Capital towards the end of February

Lennox Gardens

Lennox GardensYarralumla, ACT

This part of the lake is fabulous. Right next to the Nara Peace Park and behind the Hyatt hotel, this section of the lake is my favourite!Quiet, spectacular and with a new and interesting view of Telstra Tower!You can

A Great Afternoon

A Great AfternoonKingston, ACT

A relaxing afternoon ride around Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra, ACT and having a delicious dinner at Kingston Foreshore Walt & Burley. Starting from Queen Elizabeth Terrace along the Lake Burley Griffin bike ride, 2