Bushmans’ Hill & Wiradjuri Ampitheatre

Bushmans’ Hill

Visit the site of one of Parkes’ first gold mines, which operated over 100 years ago. Bushman’s Hill is an enjoyable place to take a walk, with walking tracks to the top of the hill passing by some interesting historical relics.

Access the Hill via the Newell Highway near the Visitor Information Centre, or from Wentworth Street.

The site is also home to the Wiradjuri Ampitheatre.

 

Wiradjuri Amphitheatre

Learn about the local indigenous culture of the Wiradjuri people at the newly built amphitheatre facility at the southern side of Bushman Hill (access from Wentworth Street). Marvel at the indigenous artwork created by local Wiradjuri artists, take in the ambience and spirituality of the site.

The traditional land owners of the Parkes Region are the Wiradjuri people who have lived in these lands for more than 40,000 years.

The Wiradjuri tribe was the largest in the state, ranging from Albury in the South to Coonabarabran in the North covering approximately one fifth of NSW. The Wiradjuri lands were signposted with carved trees which marked burial grounds