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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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Worth the drive

Very much worth the drive through lovely countryside. Our 4 year old found it interesting as did we... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Traveler_at_heart_11
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Darwin, Australia
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All you wanted to know about bathroom facilities in space but were afraid to ask

We spotted the satellite dishes from the main road and couldn't resist a visit. If you wonder why... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
deirodeir
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Bangor, United Kingdom
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421 Discovery Drive | off Cotter & Paddys River Roads, Tidbinbilla, Paddys River 2620, Australia
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+61 2 6201 7800
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"space exploration"
in 45 reviews
"moon rock"
in 47 reviews
"tidbinbilla nature reserve"
in 20 reviews
"lovely drive"
in 18 reviews
"main dish"
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"solar system"
in 9 reviews
"mars rover"
in 26 reviews
"apollo missions"
in 5 reviews
"mt stromlo"
in 8 reviews
"pretty drive"
in 5 reviews
"space suits"
in 23 reviews
"interesting stuff"
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"static displays"
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"self guided"
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"small museum"
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"space program"
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"big dishes"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very much worth the drive through lovely countryside. Our 4 year old found it interesting as did we and he loved the playground at the end of course. We had a serve of hot chips from the cafe which were cooked well.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spotted the satellite dishes from the main road and couldn't resist a visit. If you wonder why they are deep in the valley and not on top of the hill, you can find out here. Apart from close-up views of the dishes and explanations...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a local I've never been here so our trip today was a first for both of us. My 8 year old loved it, and didn't know what to look at next. There's a few rooms to watch footage, there's some hands on items and...More

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Reviewed March 16, 2018 via mobile

It is worth the drive purely for the views of the deep space satellite dishes. I enjoyed seeing the moon rock.

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Reviewed February 28, 2018

It all happened here tracking the first moon landing. Great little theatre and unique displays . See the enormous discs moving on their great axis tracking across the heavens.. Down on earth more simply in the café the wonderful Bree went out of her way...More

Thank June C
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Reviewed February 9, 2018

After the enjoyable drive coming in from the North of Canberra (Through Wright) was the first step of an enjoyable day. When we arrived the setting itself was something to sit back and admire, this is before entering. Heaps of parking (and it is FREE)...More

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Reviewed February 2, 2018

The complex is just outside of Canberra, ACT, easily accessible by road through a lovely landscape bounded by a mountain range. The is adequate parking beside the centre and the the Moon Rock cafe inside the complex. The artifacts, presentations, memorabilia and information on space...More

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Reviewed January 25, 2018

Located in a wonderful landscape bound by few small mountains. About 30 mins drive from Canberra city. Free ample parking and free entry. An awesome academic place for teens and adults who are interested in Astronomy and space exploration. Can enjoy spectacular views with huge...More

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Reviewed January 21, 2018

This is an awesome place to visit and what's more - it's FREE! Although it's not as big or as details as the one in the USA it's still very information and a good place to visit.

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Reviewed January 21, 2018

worth the visit. Initially appeared small when entering but there is enough to look at to spend at least an hour here.

Thank Cynthia F
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Suzanne C
February 10, 2018|
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Response from ForeverYoung50 | Reviewed this property |
You cannot get there by public transport! I suggest you hire a car for the day.
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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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