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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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Enjoyable and educational

Although a fair way out of the city, the CDSCC is well worth a visit. There is a quite a bit of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Phlegmgirl
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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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Extremely Interesting

This was my first visit to this place. We had a lovely lunch and the visitor centre was very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lyn W
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Liverpool, Australia
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421 Discovery Drive | off Cotter & Paddys River Roads, Tidbinbilla, Paddys River 2620, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although a fair way out of the city, the CDSCC is well worth a visit. There is a quite a bit of information about historical space missions but it is also interesting to see how the complex is still actively operating. Good for a visit...More

Thank Phlegmgirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first visit to this place. We had a lovely lunch and the visitor centre was very informative. Would love to be able to go into a dish - but I don't think is ever allowed - maybe we could get together a...More

Thank Lyn W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an ideal place for kids - the visitor centre is highly interactive and contains remarkable artifacts from the space program - including a real moon rock collected by Apollo 11. Just looking at the big dishes was amazing - one was actually receiving...More

Thank Robin S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This attraction is great for a number of reasons. It is situated about 40 mins from Canberra in a beautiful picturesque valley. The visitors centre has free admission and while being self guided has really interesting displays including an actual piece of moon rock. There...More

Thank wen58y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were visiting the nearby Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve for the day and decided to tack on a quick visit to the Deep Space Complex before heading back into Canberra. It's about 5km further up the road - don't depend on your mobile phone for navigation...More

Thank Fionainparis
Reviewed 9 August 2017

My friend took us here. It was a hidden gem. Very scenic location the display inside was equally fascinating. Mix of picture, text and film exhibits, cafe and you can also watch the dishes tracking objects in deep space like the Juno explorer which is...More

Thank KirstyZee
Reviewed 20 July 2017

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 14 July 2017

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 10 July 2017

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 6 July 2017 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
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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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