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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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Really interesting, joint NASA & CSIRO

This deep space communication complex is about 40 mins drive out of Canberra. There is parking on... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
shebe43
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Leura, Australia
A great place for space buffs or kids

This is an excellent little facility, reached at the end of a pleasant drive through the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Peter S
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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

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

Thank shebe43
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an excellent little facility, reached at the end of a pleasant drive through the countryside outside of Canberra. There are plenty of "oh wow" moments for the kids, and enough items to keep them interested for an hour or two. The volunteers here...More

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely worth a visit if you are in Canberra and have an interest in space stuff. The exhibition, which is self-guided (so no need to book times), contains real space suits, real space equipment, things from space and things that have been to space and...More

Thank mtbsafari
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A hidden gem, definitely stop in if nearby or having a picnic. Free entry, a good museum which is not big but definitely interesting. Don't expect NASA but it's pretty nice.

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really wanted to see this place as have a keen interest in Space and technology. Museum is basic and talks to man's exploration of space and the moon. Has some interesting things to look at and read. The real highlight is the DSS dishes. There...More

Thank reeciesezzie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whilst there are numerous other locations to visit in the Canberra area, it was a pleasant drive, to an informative display. Entry was free, with the museum not taking up half a day to walk around. Something that the kids can see and read, about...More

Thank gamain
Reviewed 21 May 2017

We visited the site and spent far longer than we anticipated. The guide - Jim - was extremely knowledgeable and informative and we spent ages chatting to him and learning lots of new things.

Thank Arthur C
Reviewed 17 May 2017

A pleasant 1hr drive from Canberra, Tidbinbilla is the epicentre of Deep Space Research in Australia. If you are expecting a Star Wars experience, forget it and go to the movies. The history and functionality of the Space Centre is solidly integrated into NASA's past...More

Thank B G
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

don't bother if your looking for any information on deep space tracking.... being the reason you went there.... its got some space exhibits only... no info on radio telescopes no info on what data is recorded or what it looks like through any visual displays....More

2  Thank evilcruiser
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Such an important part of Australian history - well worth the visit. It's a shame the centre was not ore 'up market' in decor etc as this really needs to be much more important in the minds of Canberra visitors. The cafe was lovely, with...More

Thank mgb005
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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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