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Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve

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Address: South Stuart Highway, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 8951 8211
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This well-preserved telegraph station is the site of the first European...

This well-preserved telegraph station is the site of the first European settlement in Alice Springs, and offers free tours of the remnants of an old era.

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A nice excursion. Aboriginal life and white explorers selected the same place - for the water to be found here. Take an Aboriginal guide to understand how they lived in this... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A nice excursion. Aboriginal life and white explorers selected the same place - for the water to be found here. Take an Aboriginal guide to understand how they lived in this difficult environment. Then try to understand the hardship the people building the telegraph line encountered. Interesting plants and wildlife.

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jrare2015, Public Relations Manager at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, responded to this review

Hi UrsulaHans Thanks so much for the review. Sounds like you learned a lot during the guided tour and really sympathised for the workers and people living in the bungalow. Thanks again and feel free to come visit again any time. Jenn More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great walk along the cemetery trail and upside the trig hill. Spotted some kangourous!! :-) Many thanks to Doyle for the great information he gave me!!! Really fun!!!

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jrare2015, Public Relations Manager at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, responded to this review

Hi naomip201! Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us the 4/5 stars and a kind review. The cemetery walk is beautiful. From the top of Trig Hill, spotting wallaby's is very likely, too! All the best, feel free to come visit again any time. Jenn More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Walk from town along the Todd River- enjoyable and an easy walk. The telegraph station is a historical visit that is informative and allows one to learn of the Alice's history. Local kangaroos and birds on the walk to the the reserve and again on the return trip.

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jrare2015, Public Relations Manager at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, responded to this review

Hi Dave R Thanks for the wonderful review! Great to hear how much you enjoyed Telegraph Station. And good stuff on spotting local roos and birds on your return trip walk! Feel free to come visit again any time, Jenn More 

Alice Springs, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to see the historical European side of Alice Springs. Displays well set out and the park surrounding the site is well worth a visit. Plenty of wildlife.

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jrare2015, Public Relations Manager at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, responded to this review

Hi Joseph H Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5/5 review as well as provide positive feedback. Great to hear you also saw some wildlife! Happy and safe travels, Jenn More 

Mooloolaba, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of Alice Springs main historical tourist attractions. The actual setting and location is just beautiful. One of the better locations on the Todd River. The history of this property is quite interesting. Well worth a visit.

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jrare2015, Public Relations Manager at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, responded to this review

Hi klja1961 Thank you so much for sharing your appreciation of the Telegraph Station beauty and recommending it to future visitors. Happy and safe travels to you, Jenn More 

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our tour guide was Angus, he was very informative and entertaining. The Telegraph station is a fabulously restored part of Australian history. Very interesting. The historical society have done an amazing job of preserving the history of Australian communications

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jrare2015, Public Relations Manager at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, responded to this review

Hi Jillimestwo Great to hear you enjoyed your guided tour with Angus! Thanks for sharing your appreciation of the Alice Springs Telegraph Station restoration, too! Happy and safe travels, Jenn More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite interesting as to how the communications 'system' was established for the far reaches of the Australian outback. Also interesting to learn the unfortunate history as to how the Aboriginal people were treated at various times of the history of this location. I recommend this location -- buy a fly net for your head!

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jrare2015, Public Relations Manager at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, responded to this review

Hello Martin G Thanks a bunch for leaving us the good review! Very nice to hear you took valuable information away from the guided tour. Coming into Summer, tourists may not be so accustom to the flies. We do sell fly nets in the Trail Station Kiosk for those wanting to cover their face. Thanks for sharing the tip! Happy... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What can you say about this? The historical society at the Telegraph Station have done a really good job in preserving the buildings as they were (a few minor patches that are a bit too obvious), and the cafe/visitor centre staff/rangers are all knowledgeable, friendly, and well-informed about the site.Food in the cafe is simple but lovely, and the staff... More 

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jrare2015, Public Relations Manager at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, responded to this review

Hi there PenguinTraveller80 Thank you so much for leaving us such a detailed and positive review! It's wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed your experience of both the Historical Reserve and the Trail Station Wifi Cafe. Our staff are definitely very friendly and love to chat to customers. We hope you also enjoyed the guided tour. Recently the Riverside... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This spot is of great interest and is also very good for a picnic or BBQ. It gives interesting facts about the area and you can enjoy a nice walk, cycle ride or just put up some chairs or pull out a rug for a rest or bite to eat

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jrare2015, Public Relations Manager at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, responded to this review

Hi there Thank you so much for taking the time to leave the nice review. The grassy area out front is quite a beautiful spot for a Sunday picnic. Cycling around the Telegraph Station Reserve is also a very fun hobby for many people in town too. Happy and safe travels! Jenn More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want understand how and why Alice Springs was established, then this is a place you have to visit. The sheer enormity of the engineering project to implement the telegraph across Australia and the role of Alice Springs in that project is truly inspiring.

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jrare2015, Public Relations Manager at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, responded to this review

Hi OlderGuy1956 Thanks for taking the time to leave us a great 5-star review! The project was indeed utterly massive. It's great to hear your visit to the Alice Springs Telegraph Station left you feeling inspired. Happy and safe travels, Jenn More 

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