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Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve

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Located within the Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, the Telegraph Station is the birthplace of the Alice Springs township. Is is an excellent value and must see destination to add to your itinerary while visiting the Northern...more
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South Stuart Highway | Herbert Heritage Drive, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

A must-do for visitors! The grounds of theis Historic Precinct are spacious and there are open expanses of green grass and shady picnic areas for the public. Do a tour (included in the entry price - our guide Emily was excellent). So much to see...More

Thank Barb C
Reviewed 2 days ago

100s of 1000s of acres and they settled just there and everything began from there. Great history lesson for us all. Even learnt a little morse code.

Thank msmanda2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here on our 'A Town Like Alice' tour, lots of places to trek around, full of history and was well worth the visit. We did experience a lot of flies at this location though.

Thank Nicky2190
TelegraphDan, Manager at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

You must have really liked the place to give us 5 stars in spite of the flies. One thing about the Telegraph Station, and Alice Springs in general - even the flies are iconic!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great history beautiful old buildings river was dry but a nice park to rest carpark was a bit full so had to walk a little way really enjoyed my visit

Thank lynjford
TelegraphDan, Manager at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to review us. The river being dry is par for the course unfortunately. Unless you want to dig, in which case there's plenty of water under the sand! Glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Telegraph station buildings have been carefully restored. This iis the story of the laying of the telegraph line fron South to North then joining up by the coaxial cable to connect Australia to the rest of the world. The line was laid due to...More

Thank Alison P
TelegraphDan, Manager at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Alison, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! Todd's team of 500 men definitely had their work cut out for them in those days - I believe 5 of them lost their lives during the construction. The cameleers did indeed play an important...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fabulous place to step back in time and learn the history of laying the Overland Telegraph line in Australia. This facility went on to house children taken from aboriginal families now known as the 'Stolen Generation'. The area has an abundance of birdlife and you...More

Thank Michelle4870
TelegraphDan, Manager at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review Michelle! We are quite lucky to have so much history, local fauna and an awesome cafe in the one location. Glad you enjoyed your time with us.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a wonderful place to visit. Spent a bit of time there reading all the information. Very informative. Great to get an understanding of early Alice Springs. Was worth the entrance fee. A lot of people just wander around the outside, but well worth...More

Thank Lulu09
TelegraphDan, Manager at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

G'day Lulu, Thanks for taking the time to review us! :-) Glad you enjoyed the history of the site, as well as our coffees and cakes. Our plaques and signs can indeed be addictive for those interested in the local history!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While we enjoyed reading the history and walking around the building or two fifteen dollars each to Enter which we found gates around wide open and people walking in and out silly nilly so we definitely felt robbed of our thirty dollars again nice reading...More

Thank kl1992
TelegraphDan, Manager at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to provide us with a review. On Thursday and Friday we do have a few gates open to set up / pack up evening events, also the rangers had a vehicle on site to repair a chair. I'm in at...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this place whilst on a tour. Very interesting displays but they were a little too close to each other and difficult to see when small groups gather. Printed matter could do with being in a larger type face. Buildings and grounds were well maintained...More

Thank Mytravadv
TelegraphDan, Manager at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the review! Next year we're looking at converting the Battery Room into something more authentic. At the moment we don't have anywhere else to store the large numbers of chairs and tables we use for evening events. :-( Glad you enjoyed the rest...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place in great condition with very interesting history. Our guide Caleb was fantastic and so knowledgeable. Really enhanced our experience.

Thank Travelwise1267
TelegraphDan, Manager at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Caleb is great - he's our resident blacksmith too. Glad you enjoyed your time with us, and thanks for the review!

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TANA R
4 September 2018|
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Response from TelegraphDan | Property representative |
Hi - our general public guided tours are at 9:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm. Note though that in the summer months (Dec-Feb) we only do general public tours in the morning (9:30 and 11:30).
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Jo N
14 October 2017|
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Response from TelegraphDan | Property representative |
Telegraph station is about 4km walk from centre of town, and temps can approach 40 degrees celsius in November. I'd recommend a taxi as there are no buses outside of tour groups.
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l0uiseth0mps0n
11 June 2017|
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Response from jrare2015 | Property representative |
The tours last approx 20 -30 mins.
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