Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex in the background

Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex

As part of NASA's Deep Space Network, they provide the vital two-way radio link with dozens of robotic spacecraft exploring the Solar System and beyond.

Just a 45 minute drive from the heart of Canberra, located in the beautiful Tidbinbilla valley. The Complex is dominated by the giant antenna dishes which send commands to and receive data from spacecraft exploring planets hundreds of millions and billions of kilometres from Earth.

Come and discover the latest news and images from across the universe. Watch a movie or grab a coffee at the Moon Rock Cafe.

It's your universe, discover it today.

DETAILS

OPENING HOURS

Open Daily: 9am - 5pm; Christmas Day: Closed

ENTRY COST

Free entry

SOCIAL MEDIA

DISABLED ACCESS

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TRIPADVISOR TRAVELER RATING

Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Fyshwick on TripAdvisor

AWARDS

Certificate of Excellence 2015

TRIPADVISOR TRAVELER REVIEWS

loved this place!

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Loved going here and to the original site of the Dish after seeing the movie and knowing the story about the moon landing (my sister was born on that day). The museum is small but full of info. I had...

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The kids loved it- so did we!

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Everytime we visit Canberra we have to visit the " big dish and little dishes too" so say the grandchildren. This is only 40 minutes drive from the city centre. The rolling hills and drive out there...

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Tidbinbilla nice drive

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Enjoyed the drive to get here as it is in middle of lovely countryside. During winter the roads can get icy or snow so be careful. Interesting exhibits at the centre, space exploration history. You...

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CONTACT

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ADDRESS

421 Discovery Drive, Tourist Drive 5, Tidbinbilla, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 2620

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EMAIL

pr@cdscc.nasa.gov

WEB

www.cdscc.nasa.gov

PHONE NUMBER

6201 7880

FAX NUMBER

6201 7975

FEATURES

  • Access Without Assistance for the Disabled
  • Cafe
  • Car park
  • Coach Parking
  • First aid equipment
  • Parking for the Disabled
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Shaded Area
  • Shop
  • Toilet facilities for the Disabled