CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope, Parkes

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  • Always wanted to come to “The Dish” after I watched the movie many years ago, finally bought the family and it was a great day. The radio telescope is MASSIVE!!... There is a 30min 3D movie experience...  more »
  • Be aware you don’t get to actually go into the dish but a nice cafe to eat with the observatory in front as a view  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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