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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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This is worth the visit

Visited this very interesting complex while on a country drive and was amazed with the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Murray B
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Dunedin, New Zealand
Well worth a visit!

We spent a few hours exploring the Deep Space Centre and were most impress. Firstly it is a pretty... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jacqueline J
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Eden, Australia
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421 Discovery Drive | off Cotter & Paddys River Roads, Tidbinbilla, Paddys River 2620, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this very interesting complex while on a country drive and was amazed with the infrastructure and location and information about what this facilty actually does. Noce visitor centre and cafe on site. Really should not be missed.

Thank Murray B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a few hours exploring the Deep Space Centre and were most impress. Firstly it is a pretty drive to get there, whether driving from Canberra or from Cooma. Entry to the Centre is free, and as you drive into the car park, one...More

Thank Jacqueline J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The drive out to the Deep Space Centre is so pretty through hills and valleys and over picturesque rivers. It’s simply stunning. On arrival you see the huge dish pointed up to space! The entry is free and the displays and information are really interesting....More

Thank kaztin
Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

Although a fair way out of the city, the CDSCC is well worth a visit. There is a quite a bit of information about historical space missions but it is also interesting to see how the complex is still actively operating. Good for a visit...More

Thank Phlegmgirl
Reviewed October 3, 2017

This was my first visit to this place. We had a lovely lunch and the visitor centre was very informative. Would love to be able to go into a dish - but I don't think is ever allowed - maybe we could get together a...More

Thank Lyn W
Reviewed October 3, 2017

This is an ideal place for kids - the visitor centre is highly interactive and contains remarkable artifacts from the space program - including a real moon rock collected by Apollo 11. Just looking at the big dishes was amazing - one was actually receiving...More

Thank Robin S
Reviewed October 2, 2017

This attraction is great for a number of reasons. It is situated about 40 mins from Canberra in a beautiful picturesque valley. The visitors centre has free admission and while being self guided has really interesting displays including an actual piece of moon rock. There...More

Thank wen58y
Reviewed September 19, 2017 via mobile

We were visiting the nearby Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve for the day and decided to tack on a quick visit to the Deep Space Complex before heading back into Canberra. It's about 5km further up the road - don't depend on your mobile phone for navigation...More

Thank Fionainparis
Reviewed August 9, 2017

My friend took us here. It was a hidden gem. Very scenic location the display inside was equally fascinating. Mix of picture, text and film exhibits, cafe and you can also watch the dishes tracking objects in deep space like the Juno explorer which is...More

Thank KirstyZee
Reviewed July 19, 2017

This deep space communication complex is about 40 mins drive out of Canberra. There is parking on site, phones need to be switched off from the sign post at the turn off, or can cause interference to the communications. There is a cafe on site,...More

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Robyn E
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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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