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Parkes Radio Telescope

Newell Hwy, Parkes, New South Wales 2870, Australia
+61 2 6861 1777
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Excellent place to visit

Loved the movie and the story of our amazing universe (and other universes). Shows how incredible... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
thingsthatareunique
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Tewantin, Australia
The Dish by another name

Brilliant. See my review under CSIRO - Parkes Free, one hour drive from Dubbo, much larger than you... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
PLCSydney
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Sydney
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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 4:15 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Newell Hwy, Parkes, New South Wales 2870, Australia
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+61 2 6861 1777
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the movie and the story of our amazing universe (and other universes). Shows how incredible nature really is.

Thank thingsthatareunique
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Brilliant. See my review under CSIRO - Parkes Free, one hour drive from Dubbo, much larger than you would expect. A piece involved in world history.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Before you come here you must watch the movie “The Dish”. The dish it’s self is absolutely amazing it’s a lot bigger than we first thought so happy we did the drive from Mudgee to see it definitely and must do when in the area

Thank Aaron S
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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Opss! Couldn’t help it! The carrot cake in the cafe is to die for! Oh, the place is lovely too by the way! The telescope is huge and twas amazing to see it move! Lovely info about the place too!

Thank cristygardner
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

We spent time in museum reading all about the dish and then went and had a coffee and were lucky enough to see the dish partly rotate. An enjoyable time.

Thank Rod S
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

what a sight to see, amazing that this dish has been a big help across the world, nice souvenir shop and very informative, great displays and worth a look at up close, coffee was average in the little cafe outback..

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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

It's a must see if you're in the area, particular if you're big on iconic Aussie culture and legend, especially if you've seen the movie: "The Dish". There are a few different exhibits at the CSIRO facility making a stop well worthwhile. Plan for 90-120...More

Thank AussieRhino
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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

This place is so cool. The history is amazing and it’s depicted so well. There are plenty of pics, actual controls from the original module used in 1961. Make sure you “talk” into the 2 dishes just outside the entrance

Thank Ziggy P
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

This is the second time I've visited. Last time was over 20 years ago and the attraction has been developed significantly since then with a cafe added and additional static displays. It's a great place for kids - and adults too, to learn about the...More

Thank Robin H
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

I've been there before, but this time took some interstate tourists to "The Dish" for their first visit. As always, extremely interesting, and they loved it. The half-hour 3D film presentation is worth every cent of the small charge, although the audio on the first...More

Thank Greg A
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Kathy G
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Response from nek88 | Reviewed this property |
No fee to look around the open space. You can buy tickets for the interesting documentaries that they show. We also had a wonderful morning tea. Staff were all happy and informative.
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