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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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Interesting place

I've visited here couple of times. The visitor information centre is really interesting and the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
marillsie
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Parkes, Australia
Fantastic views and cafe

We took the family for a look at the telescope and we were blown away by the size of it. It moved... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nate2995
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Dubbo, Australia
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473 Telescope Road | Parkes Observatory, Parkes, New South Wales NSW 2870, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I've visited here couple of times. The visitor information centre is really interesting and the staff is very friendly. Even with children it is a good place to visit. There are things to keep them occupied if they are bored.

Thank marillsie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the family for a look at the telescope and we were blown away by the size of it. It moved several times whilst we were there and we were able to get lots of pictures. The onsite cafe had nice coffee and cakes....More

1  Thank Nate2995
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to visit. 3D movie was good. Had a nice picnic in grounds under the dish. Kids were aged 4 to 10.

Thank Rob C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting place with some great exhibits like props from the movie "The Dish" and other information about the Apollo moon missions. The 3D show about the universe was also a highlight. To top it off, we were able to see the dish lowered while...More

Thank NDAB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While in Parkes, a visit to The Dish is a must! Lots of interesting facts and fun little activities for the kids with a good little bistro for lunch and good coffee :)

Thank Melissa T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Passing through Parkes on our way to the Gold Coast. Youngish kids somewhat interested in sciencey stuff, so gave it a look. Plusses, it's got "wow" factor, there are plenty of things to look at and read and for a fee, the 3D theatre (but...More

Thank Worzel2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Before you even walk in: stand inside the two giant circular dishes called "whispers" outside and have your MIND BLOWN by what they do. MARVEL and OGLE the giant space telephone you drove 3hrs to see. Drive away 6 minutes later! Kids will hate it....More

1  Thank madtravelgod
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing to see and so well set out! Plenty of parking, even for caravans. So much information you will really learn so much! Well maintained grounds with lots of room to walk around, which is fantastic for disabled visitors as well. There was even a...More

1  Thank _pclane
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great for all ages and a must see if your close by. It truely is a great Australian icon. We had a 4 year old with us and she enjoyed it and so did I. It's a small exhibit but has a nice cafe to...More

Thank Bbeecc131
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The dish can be seen from miles away! The information centre and science centre is well worth detouring to. Great fun inside and out with plenty of space related information and interactive displays.

Thank Jakeywesta
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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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