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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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Very leisure and informative half day's visit.

About 2 hours leisure drive from Canberra City (ACT) to Paddy's River crossing through suburb... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
KS T
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Brisbane, Australia
via mobile
So glad we visited there!

I always wanted to visit the center, and while we were in the exhibition, we met Glen Nagle, who... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
peter7628
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Sydney, Australia
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421 Discovery Drive | off Cotter & Paddys River Roads, Tidbinbilla, Paddys River 2620, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

About 2 hours leisure drive from Canberra City (ACT) to Paddy's River crossing through suburb townships, recreational areas, cattle and sheep farms. Learning about how deep space network communicates and their three complexes located in California, Spain and ACT.

Thank KS T
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I always wanted to visit the center, and while we were in the exhibition, we met Glen Nagle, who oversees the visitors Exhibition.. And what an interesting man to have show us around and talk and explain about the exhibits. Tidbinbilla is well worth the...More

Thank peter7628
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It wasn't a big place for you to walk, my kids enjoyed. If you are interested about satellite and NASA then this is the place. It was free to enter.

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Reviewed 8 May 2018

A lovely country drive from Canberra to a very interesting and fascinating exhibition. The displays were interesting, the staff member gave a good account of the workings of the centre and the universe. It is a must see. Thank you.

Thank MJ T
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Reviewed 22 April 2018 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 10 April 2018

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 31 March 2018

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

Thank Kate M
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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Tom B
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Reviewed 1 March 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 9 February 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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Suzanne C
11 February 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
10 July 2015|
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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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