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Peak Hill

Peak Hill has a population of around 700. The town was established when gold was discovered in 1889. Peak Hill is centrally located on the Newell Highway in the Parkes Shire New South Wales - the Newell Highway is the main highway link between Melbourne and Brisbane.

Peak Hill is 49km north of Parkes and 71km south of Dubbo.

With three motels, one hotel and two caravan parks in town, Peak Hill offers the traveller an inexpensive alternative stop over.

From Peak Hill it is an easy drive to Western Plains zoo at Dubbo, the Dish radio telescope or Goobang National Park. In January the Elvis Festival is held in nearby Parkes.

A friendly, peaceful, rural community, Peak Hill is nestled close to the Hervey Ranges which form an enchanting kaleidoscope of colours as the eastern backdrop of the town.

Peak Hill offers many tourist attractions such as the Open Cut Gold Mine, Flora and Fauna Reserve Nature Walk, Bogan Weir, Australia's first upright wheat silo, heritage listed hospital, arts and crafts, Big Fish Fossil hut, and a unique street facade which takes you back in time.

It is well worth visiting Peak Hill. Stay for a day, or stay for a lifetime, a perfect place to call home.