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CSIRO Parkes Observatory

473 Telescope Road | Parkes Observatory, Parkes, New South Wales NSW 2870, Australia
+61 2 6861 1777
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The Dish

What a wonderful display of mans intelligence, ingenuity and thirst to explore the wider universe... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Rob M
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Melbourne, Australia
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Absolute MUST VISIT

Just outside Parkes is the CSIRO Observatory. Whether you are just a "Dish" fan or more... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
589bernardr
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Warrnambool
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473 Telescope Road | Parkes Observatory, Parkes, New South Wales NSW 2870, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a wonderful display of mans intelligence, ingenuity and thirst to explore the wider universe. Would suit all age groups. The 3D movie theatre is well worth visiting.

Thank Rob M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just outside Parkes is the CSIRO Observatory. Whether you are just a "Dish" fan or more scientifically oriented this is definitely a place to visit. It is a working observatory with a great display area that really tells you about the contribution this facility made...More

Thank 589bernardr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived after the visitors centre had closed but still work a trip as you can get up so close. It's just incredible.

Thank Roisin S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've visited here couple of times. The visitor information centre is really interesting and the staff is very friendly. Even with children it is a good place to visit. There are things to keep them occupied if they are bored.

Thank marillsie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took the family for a look at the telescope and we were blown away by the size of it. It moved several times whilst we were there and we were able to get lots of pictures. The onsite cafe had nice coffee and cakes....More

1  Thank Nate2995
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit. 3D movie was good. Had a nice picnic in grounds under the dish. Kids were aged 4 to 10.

Thank Rob C
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Very interesting place with some great exhibits like props from the movie "The Dish" and other information about the Apollo moon missions. The 3D show about the universe was also a highlight. To top it off, we were able to see the dish lowered while...More

Thank NDAB
Reviewed 9 July 2017

While in Parkes, a visit to The Dish is a must! Lots of interesting facts and fun little activities for the kids with a good little bistro for lunch and good coffee :)

Thank Melissa T
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Passing through Parkes on our way to the Gold Coast. Youngish kids somewhat interested in sciencey stuff, so gave it a look. Plusses, it's got "wow" factor, there are plenty of things to look at and read and for a fee, the 3D theatre (but...More

Thank Worzel2014
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Before you even walk in: stand inside the two giant circular dishes called "whispers" outside and have your MIND BLOWN by what they do. MARVEL and OGLE the giant space telephone you drove 3hrs to see. Drive away 6 minutes later! Kids will hate it....More

1  Thank madtravelgod
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Abbi S
6 December 2016|
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Response from Kewy2014 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry cannot help, Best advice is go to Yellow Pages and find taxi's in Parkes and send them an Email and ask for a quote. I did this when planning a visit to the Orkneys when no cars were available for hire. The cost was... More
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Abbi S
6 December 2016|
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Response from Gary_TLC | Reviewed this property |
Hi Not aware of day tours from Parkes to the CSIRO facility. taxi would be quite expensive both ways, best to try and Hire Car for half day.
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