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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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Went for lunch, came out excited

We were out driving last weekend and got hungry. I knew there was a café at the Deep Space... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2016
Deborah H
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Canberra, Australia
Small but educational

A modest location but well maintained and informative. Perhaps the most interesting aspect is that... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2016
axs666
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Canberra, Australia
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421 Discovery Drive | off Cotter & Paddys River Roads, Tidbinbilla, Paddys River 2620, Australia
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Reviewed 4 March 2016

We were out driving last weekend and got hungry. I knew there was a café at the Deep Space Communication centre so we went there. Cue stunning view of the complex from the road on the way in. We stopped for photos. The countryside is...More

3  Thank Deborah H
Reviewed 28 February 2016

A modest location but well maintained and informative. Perhaps the most interesting aspect is that the focus is on the Deep Space Network. It's very niche-y but still very cool.

Thank axs666
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Hadn't visited in many years and found it better than before. It would be fascinating to work in this field (will have to wait for next life now!!) Visitors centre very informative. Food in café great - best chips I've had in a long time....More

Thank Margaret C
Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

When advised about the Deep Space Centre by my Brother in law I was skeptical of what it would be like. I was pleasantly surprised after our 45 minute drive that it was better than I'd imagined. However, when we walked through to the cafe...More

Thank Kylie B
Reviewed 28 January 2016

Most complete and comprehensive information on Radio Telescope and Space Mission information this side of Cape Canaveral. Well worth the short drive from Canberra.

Thank SeaChange2008
Reviewed 23 January 2016

For anyone who has visited the Smithsonian in Washington DC or the Kennedy Space Center in Florida this is very underwhelming. Still, it's a free attraction and the half hour drive from Canberra is scenic, so it's not a complete waste of time. The museum...More

Thank AstroBloke
Reviewed 21 January 2016

Absolutely fantastic and informative overview of space exploration and travel. Many interesting exhibits including a full size version of the Mars Rover, a piece of Moon rock from Apollo 11's trip to the moon in July 1969, space suits, space food, right down to waste...More

1  Thank WilliamRG2014
Reviewed 10 January 2016

I found this place very interesting to visit as I had never been to a space museum (of sorts). They had a 1:1 scale version of the Mars rover on display. There is a lot of information about various space missions that the complex is...More

Thank Harvey W
Reviewed 5 January 2016

If you love space or nasa travel by car to this place. My teen summed up the place with wow. I loved it too. Space food, space suits, films its all here,even watching the dish rotate is awesome! The drive to the complex is scenic...More

Thank I9212VVS
Reviewed 4 January 2016

The tracking station is an excellent place to visit. The 40-minute drive from Canberra through beautiful farmland was wonderful - we spotted emus and lots of kangaroos. The kids loved getting their photo in front of the NASA sign and the free museum is filled...More

Thank LisaP36
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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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