OTC Dish

Attractions Carnarvon

Description


Hours: 11 - 4 most days

Dominating the Carnarvon skyline is a huge communication satellite dish, which was opened in 1966.

Description

Although no longer used the dish still stands as a reminder of days gone by when Carnarvon participated in the space race and helped put man on the moon in 1969. It was from here that Australia also received its fi rst satellite television broadcast. The station closed after assisting in tracking Halley’s Comet in 1987. The area offers a terrifi c panoramic view of the town, plantations and surrounding countryside – especially at sunrise or sunset. The site is continually being upgraded by local community groups following the offi cial opening of the Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum (stage one) by Dr Buzz Aldrin in June 2012. Open daily from 10am to 3pm (seasonal).

Map & Directions

Mahony Ave, Carnarvon

Directions

From the heart of Carnarvon, head north along Robinson Street, turn right at the Caltex Service station in to North West Coastal Highway, Mahoney Avenue is less than one kilometre away.