Holiday at home this year


Local fishing enthusiast Kobi Williams being taught the ropes by Jake Hollman. Photo TWH


Member for Parkes Mark Coulton says Bourke’s colourful history, excellent fishing and great landscapes make it a unique tourist. Photo TWH

Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton is encouraging holidaymakers to look no further than their own backyard for their next getaway. And with international borders still closed and interstate travel restrictions changing by the day, Mr Coulton said there’s no better time for people in the Parkes electorate to explore the many great attractions in this part of the state.

“I want the good people of Parkes to take a break this year at one of our many holiday destinations to support local jobs and businesses,” Mr Coulton said.

“The Parkes electorate is home to some of the most unique tourist destinations in the state, from Bourke with its colourful history, excellent fishing and great landscapes, Brewarrina with the famous Aboriginal fish traps, to Lightning Ridge, the black opal capital of the world, and Cobar with a rich mining history.

“You could follow the Great Artesian Drive and take a relaxing dip in each of the natural hot springs in the northern part of the electorate, including Goodooga and Lightning Ridge. And there is Moree – the artesian spa capital of Australia.

“We also have the stargazing capital of Australia at Coonabarabran, the Big Bogan at Nyngan, and of course the popular Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo. These are just some of the exciting places to visit in western NSW.


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