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Parkes Radio Telescope

Newell Hwy, Parkes, New South Wales 2870, Australia
+61 2 6861 1777
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Brilliant. Just brilliant.

Very helpful and cheerful staff who are happy to answer any questions about this iconic Aussie land... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Steve W
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Karratha, Australia
A must do in Parkes

Come along and see what there is to see And read up about the Dish. It’s free and 1/2 hour should... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
ozzie5melbourne
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Melbourne
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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 3 days ago

Very helpful and cheerful staff who are happy to answer any questions about this iconic Aussie land mark. If you've seen the movie The Dish you know nearly as much as you need to know about this radio telescope. If you haven't, drop in here...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Come along and see what there is to see And read up about the Dish. It’s free and 1/2 hour should do it. Make sure you test out the whispering dishes.

Thank ozzie5melbourne
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am not a Science geek by any stretch of the imagination, but had this attraction on my bucket list for some time. A bit of a hike to get there but well worth. Extremely well run and very interesting So glad I made the...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

We travelled to Parkes especially for our two daughters - 13 & 11 yrs. Our youngest was doing a space project. The 3D theatre showing 3 films totalling about 30 min, for a small fee, was very interesting and we learnt lots of new facts....More

Thank Jenny S
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

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 23 April 2018

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.

Thank PLCSydney
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Reviewed 19 April 2018 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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Kathy G
22 June 2017|
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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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