CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope, Parkes

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CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope Reviews
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  • October 7, 2017
    This is a great place to stop off to take a break. The Information Centre has many interesting exhibits that will appeal to all types of folk. I really enjoyed browsing the facility.  more »
  • October 6, 2017
    Roll up to the CSIRO Observatary Lots of things to do Films Activities Curiosities Inventions or just great coffee and a rest Clean facilities Loads of parking  more »
  • October 5, 2017
    Great place to stop access and parking for caravans. It has some interesting and fun facts on the information boards. (Apple tree in garden) Stop for morning tea. You can visit for free or spend to se...  more »
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  • July 5, 2017
    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!
  • May 28, 2017
    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.
  • July 16, 2017
    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.
  • April 20, 2017
    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.
  • July 13, 2017
    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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