CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope, Parkes

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  • Brief visit but paid to watch the super 3D film show - make sure you don't miss it. Friendly and helpful staff, wonderful displays. Just a shame they've don't sell those pearlescent orange coffee mugs...  more »
  • Astro nerds and movie buffs alike will love to drop in here. Made famous by its part in the Apollo 11 moon landing, and reintroduced to the public via the Australian film The Dish, the CSIRO Parkes Ra...  more »
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  • We were travelling home to Melbourne from the Gold Coast and decided to drop on and visit the Dish. We have passed the turnoff many times over the past 20 years but never stopped before because we were always limited in time. We are so pleased we stopped this time as it is so well presented. Entry is free but there is a small charge for the amazing 3D theatre presentation. There are interesting activities and information about the role of the radio telescope and close up views of the working dish. We had coffee and scones at the cafe and these were lovely. A great way to break a long drive. We won't go past again. This will be a regular driver revived break for us on future road trips.
  • It is free yes free. Really a must see when driving along this highway through Parkes. Home of the dish. ...Impressive tourist attraction. The joined Cafe was also extremely inviting with Fast Service and very nice Food. Coffee was yum. This is certainly worthy of a stop on every level. Be sure to visit if your a local or live in this vicinity just don't miss it.the kids will love it and chances are so will you. Our small dog was also given Access as long as kept in arms. A Very friendly atmosphere in this observatory. Really glad we visited.

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