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

That's one big dish

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Well worth the trip. It's a lovely drive out through some fine scenery - and the restaurant there isv't too bad. Plus, that's an awfully large sattelite dish. A good way to get out of town and kill a...

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Outer Space here we come

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We took a lovely drive in the outer surrounds of Canberra, visited the Mt Stromlo ruins from the bushfire, then onto the Deep Space Complex at Tidbinbilla. An interesting place with lots to watch and...

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Informative, free and suggest combine with Tidbinbilla

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We drove out on a Saturday to make a day of the Space complex and Tidbinbilla. It's worth the drive out there and great that the space complex is free. There are two movies playing in different...

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CONTACT

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ADDRESS

421 Discovery Drive, Tourist Drive 5, 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