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Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex

Take a leap into outer space at the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex, a 45-minute drive from the heart of Canberra. Here you’ll discover NASA’s Deep Space Network, an international network of antennas that support interplanetary spacecraft missions. The impressively sized antenna dishes at the complex send and receive data from spacecraft exploring the solar system and beyond. For a great view of the dishes, as well as an insightful exhibit about Australia’s role in space exploration, head to the Canberra Space Centre on the complex grounds.

DETAILS

OPENING HOURS

Daily: 9am - 5pm. Café open daily: 9.30-4pm; Christmas Day: Closed

ENTRY COSTS

Free

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TRIPADVISOR TRAVELLER RATING

Ranked #1 of 9 things to do in Fyshwick on TripAdvisor

AWARDS

Certificate of Excellence 2016

TRIPADVISOR TRAVELLER REVIEWS

Beautiful drive to great display

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We enjoyed our drive out to see this wonderful display. Saw snow on the Brindabella Ranges as well. Very easy self guide through the complex which could take 30mins or 2 hours depending on your...

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yes!!!

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Oh yes!!!!!!! going here is not only a great drive to get to, but its an amazing, historical look at our input and assistance to NASA during space travel.... great views sights displays and great...

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Great day out

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The drive from Canberra city was scenic along the tidbinbilla road... spectacular views of the Brindabella range and Corin forest, The space station was very interesting and set in an outstanding...

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FEATURES

  • Cafe
  • Carpark
  • Coach Parking
  • Interactive Centre
  • Non Smoking Establishment
  • Pet Friendly - Enquire
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Shop