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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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Brilliant!

Brilliant! A must do in Parkes, so much to learn, extra cost to view 3 D show but worth it. Great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
RoseKJ
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A most Interesting Stop Off

This is a great place to stop off to take a break. The Information Centre has many interesting... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
SueGreg123
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Bairnsdale, Australia
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“radio telescope” (44 reviews)
“visitors centre” (29 reviews)
“moon landing” (13 reviews)
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473 Telescope Road | Parkes Observatory, Parkes, New South Wales NSW 2870, Australia
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+61 2 6861 1777
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brilliant! A must do in Parkes, so much to learn, extra cost to view 3 D show but worth it. Great gift shop and cafe too.

Thank RoseKJ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to stop off to take a break. The Information Centre has many interesting exhibits that will appeal to all types of folk. I really enjoyed browsing the facility.

Thank SueGreg123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Roll up to the CSIRO Observatary Lots of things to do Films Activities Curiosities Inventions or just great coffee and a rest Clean facilities Loads of parking

Thank SpiritedGypsy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to stop access and parking for caravans. It has some interesting and fun facts on the information boards. (Apple tree in garden) Stop for morning tea. You can visit for free or spend to see the 3 D show it’s up to you.

Thank Ann K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An interesting place to stop with the family or just if your interested in space. the shop is heaps of fun, there are great galleries and a cafe with an Elvis twist.

Thank t0nyfl0wers
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A place with something for everyone from the science geek to the family day out. A knock out cafe served delicious coffee and the visitor centre had a full range of information facts and figures for every level of interest. Just remember to switch off...More

Thank CBSteve
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited on a Sunday afternoon and were very impressed. The attached visitors centre had loads of stuff to look at but the really interesting thing was the 3D movie on the solar system. Great centre for kids

Thank quickchick2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've passed the turnoff to "The Dish" a few times but never had the time to go and have a look. Whilst on a family trip to the Dubbo Zoo we made the effort to drive down and have a look. Really glad we did....More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An excellent venue. Easy access, free admission, souvenir shop, Telescope display and onsite cafe. Enjoyed a tasty steak and red wine pie and chips for lunch. Coffee was also to my liking. $7.50 was also well spent on the 3D movies.

Thank peter s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope and Visitor Discovery Centre is a very worthwhile experience. The Dish is an amazing intricate structure that's over 50 years old yet still has world leading radio telescope technology. Being up so close was fantastic. Watching the Dish rotate at...More

Thank Pennym88
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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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