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Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex

421 Discovery Drive | off Cotter & Paddys River Roads, Tidbinbilla, Paddys River 2620, Australia
+61 2 6201 7800
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A must visit for the Space nerds amongst us

Every time I come here these is something new. The largest dish here was used to receive the first... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2016
M0numentAL
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Sydney, Australia
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One for the space aficionado's

I loved this place. It's a beautiful drive out there with crisp fresh air and great scenery... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2016
Damian J
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421 Discovery Drive | off Cotter & Paddys River Roads, Tidbinbilla, Paddys River 2620, Australia
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Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

Every time I come here these is something new. The largest dish here was used to receive the first moon walk signals despite what the story in the movie "The Dish" would have us believe. This facility regularly reaches out to all NASAs deep space...More

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Reviewed 9 March 2016

I loved this place. It's a beautiful drive out there with crisp fresh air and great scenery. Coming over the hill for the first time and seeing all the dishes is just exciting. If you love space (like I do) then there is so much...More

Thank Damian J
Reviewed 5 March 2016

We were out driving last weekend and got hungry. I knew there was a café at the Deep Space Communication centre so we went there. Cue stunning view of the complex from the road on the way in. We stopped for photos. The countryside is...More

3  Thank Deborah H
Reviewed 29 February 2016

A modest location but well maintained and informative. Perhaps the most interesting aspect is that the focus is on the Deep Space Network. It's very niche-y but still very cool.

Thank axs666
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Hadn't visited in many years and found it better than before. It would be fascinating to work in this field (will have to wait for next life now!!) Visitors centre very informative. Food in café great - best chips I've had in a long time....More

Thank Margaret C
Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

When advised about the Deep Space Centre by my Brother in law I was skeptical of what it would be like. I was pleasantly surprised after our 45 minute drive that it was better than I'd imagined. However, when we walked through to the cafe...More

Thank Kylie B
Reviewed 29 January 2016

Most complete and comprehensive information on Radio Telescope and Space Mission information this side of Cape Canaveral. Well worth the short drive from Canberra.

Thank SeaChange2008
Reviewed 23 January 2016

For anyone who has visited the Smithsonian in Washington DC or the Kennedy Space Center in Florida this is very underwhelming. Still, it's a free attraction and the half hour drive from Canberra is scenic, so it's not a complete waste of time. The museum...More

Thank AstroBloke
Reviewed 22 January 2016

Absolutely fantastic and informative overview of space exploration and travel. Many interesting exhibits including a full size version of the Mars Rover, a piece of Moon rock from Apollo 11's trip to the moon in July 1969, space suits, space food, right down to waste...More

1  Thank WilliamRG2014
Reviewed 11 January 2016

I found this place very interesting to visit as I had never been to a space museum (of sorts). They had a 1:1 scale version of the Mars rover on display. There is a lot of information about various space missions that the complex is...More

Thank Harvey W
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Response from Makere H | Reviewed this property |
It is worth the drive but obviously no comparison to the Smithsonian as that gets more funding but if you are into deep space communications and exploration and sci fi like dr who Star Trek and Star Wars and deep space... More
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