CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope, Parkes

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CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope Reviews
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  • If you have seen the movie, of course you need to visit the star attraction. Even before you arrive, you can see "the dish" towering over the surrounding countryside. There is a beautiful native garde...  more »
  • It’s free and it’s huge I would pay to have a guided tour though many questions I wanted to ask ? There is a gift shop with all the usual stuff and a cafe out the back Lots of photo opportunities  more »
  • Makes you feel insignificant in the universe. So much information and great place to visit. Didnt go to the cafe but looked like a good place for a feed.  more »
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  • Easy access to the Radio Telescope, cafe and souvenirs on site. Lots of interactive learning exhibits for children and adults alike - all free. Great views and access in and around the dish. Friendly staff, great service. Well worth a short detour to take a break from the trip. Definitely doing this again!
  • Arrive here early which allowed me and my son ample time to play around with the two whispering dishes at the front and look at all the exhibits before it got busy. The 3D videos are interesting and worth a look. Staff very friendly and the café was pretty good as well. All in all a nice way to spend a morning.
  • Worth a visit if you're in the area. Not much for younger children to do. Needs an update in terms of interactive activities and displays. Relies on history to draw in the crowd. The gift shop is too pricey for the merchandise it sells. A nice cafe on site.
  • Brilliant facility for tourists Old and Young alike. Visitors centre was well decked out and The 3D movies were very interesting. Make sure to try out the Observatory Cafe's Award winning Meat pies in red wine sauce. Scrummy after a few hours of contemplating your place in the Universe. Showed my teenagers some of the footage and photos - Now They want to come with us on the next trip up there. Well worth the 4 and a half hours meander from Sydney.
  • Science in action. The Cafe is a good place to get fed. The lawn is picnic friendly. Just keep in mind that phones need to be in flight mode to avoid interfering with telescope.

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