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Parkes is a small Lachlan catchment area in inland New South Wales. It is situated three miles from the nearest airport with car hire in Parkes Airport. In 2005, about 25,000 visitors boarded the Regional Express Airlines daily flights between this tiny Parkes Shire Council regional airport and Sydney.
Parkes Airport facilities
Although Parkes Airport is currently planning a major renovation, it already offers plenty of places to compare car hire and several wireless internet access points. General aviation services here include a refuelling agent, a pilot training school, aircraft maintenance service and a thriving aero club. Windsocks fly over both of the airport's runways.
Parkes Airport excursions
Folk history, antique machinery, Elvis Presley and motor museums are housed within the Henry Parkes Centre alongside the Parkes Visitor Information centre. This is where visitors can gather brochures and maps before exploring the surrounding Lachlan catchment region. One of Australia's most important wildlife sanctuaries is Nangar National Park, while Weddin Mountain National Park is encircled by spectacular cliffs.
Best time to visit
Parkes, like other Lachlan catchment communities, experiences slightly cold winters and very hot summers. Frosts cover the ground occasionally in winter, but are scarcer here than in nearby municipalities along higher altitudes. Temperatures are not unpleasantly cold or hot in spring, which begins in September and ends in November, or autumn, which lasts from March to May.
Car rental in Parkes Airport
The Newell Highway links Parkes with both Melbourne and Brisbane, which lie in opposite directions, while several other roads run east to west through the community. The nearest major city is Sydney, 227 miles east of Parkes. Driving conditions here are excellent, but drivers should be prepared to travel long distance to get between major cities.
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Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.
To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.
In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).
In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.
Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs.
You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).
Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).