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Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve

South Stuart Highway, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
+61 8 8952 3993
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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 Territory, and situated 4km north of the Town Centre, is easily accessible for a visit. The Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve marks the original site of the first European settlement in Alice Springs. Established in 1871 to relay messages between Darwin and Adelaide and also linking with an underwater cable network to London. Consequently creating the first real communication between Australia and England. Time your visit with one of our 4 daily guided tours (included in the price of your entry). The guided tours will immerse you in the history of the Telegraph Station and the township. Most noteworthy, you will learn about how this monumental innovation that connected Australia to the rest of the World!
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South Stuart Highway, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
+61 8 8952 3993
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This interesting collection of well preserved historic buildings represents the first connection of the telegraph between the north and the south of the country. Well worth a visit

Thank jrandsk
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is not far out of town and I found it very interesting. There is a lot of information to read but I took the lazy option and did a guided tour at no extra charge. I found the guide very knowledgeable.

Thank Ian D
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very interesting place to see. Understand the origins of the Alice and appreciate the difficulties in living in such a place

Thank Stephan M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We took a guided tour ( run 2 hourly from memory), and we were not disappointed. We learned so much about Alice Springs in 1 hour on a guided tour than we had in the previous 3 days. Highly recommend attraction and well worth the...More

Thank Fragl75
Reviewed 4 days ago

The area has several free-of-charge electric barbeques, which we used with some friends. There are lots of pretty, shady trees, and some (not free) historic buildings to inspect. Not much electric lighting - you will need a flashlight at night.

Thank Erol D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited here on our bike ride with Outback Biking Tours. Very interesting history of how the Telegraph was built along with some historical info on Aboriginal Children taken and pretty much used as "hired hands🤔". It was a brief piece of info and wish there...More

Thank RacquelAnderson
Reviewed 1 week ago

Young lady (long blonde hair) did an amazing job of presenting the history and relaying “the stolen generation” in a heartfelt sympathetic manner. Her enthusiasm was contagious!,

Thank Debcvarn
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived After lunch on a stinking hot day, Nice shady trees, good Information boards, Cold drinks at the cafe. we opted to walk around ourselves. If you are into history, make sure you read all the signs, boards, we got to send a telegram which...More

Thank worsey2014
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is a must for everyone. Great photo opertunities. Fun history walk through homestead and sheds. Cute cafe good food. The histortical significance is really brought to mind when you hear the story.

Thank Kayeleigh
Reviewed 1 week ago

this is the whole reason that the town of Alice Springs exists. the history of the station and the preservation of the building is so good.

Thank Rachel F
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Jo N
14 October 2017|
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Response from Daniel F | 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.
11 June 2017|
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Response from jrare2015 | Property representative |
The tours last approx 20 -30 mins.
Marie H
7 April 2016|
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Response from Vuong N | Reviewed this property |
It is possible how fit, time and willingness to do so. I would take a car or at least bicycle, taking into distance, weather... Cheers