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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 1 week ago

We self-guided ourselves on a little tour and read all the great information, chatted with the guide and bought a book. There was so much atmosphere at this site. Great morning!

Thank _barbcorrimal
Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed my walk around the various buildings with the bedrooms, radio room, etc. Was an explanation example of the life at that time. A must see to understand how we got to the internet.

Thank JWilliamH
Reviewed 1 week ago

If in the area and have an hour to kill - stop in this place is very informative and so are the guides - loved it

Thank Greg P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This stop is good for a history lesson of the first telegraph station in New Zealand. You see original equipment that was used and the housing for the people that worked there.

Thank karenwQ4319KS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ideal for historical information only if that’s what you like but not for me. It is a small Centre and is not value for money. It only takes about 20 minutes to look around. So unless you are keen to see this telegraph station you...More

Thank GPhillipsMBE
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once again part of our tour very interesting strolling around the buildings that are decked in how they were in the past. The day we went it was very very hot 38'C so recommend a hat and heaps of fluid. There is no guided tour,...More

Thank Janice P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a a very well reconstructed representation of the telegraph station at Alice Springs NT. It includes a paddock, stables, the kitchen, school house and a display board acknowledging the residential schools to which the Aboriginal children were taken. They have a nice gift shop/snack...More

Thank Terry F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After asuperb introduction to the history of the station you need at least 40 minutes to read about the people that worked there and the development of it as a communication centre. Our tour was annoyingly too short and some parts had to be missed.

Thank st8sman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Telegraph Station Historical Reserve showcases the the European settlement of Alice Springs at the inception of the Overland Telegraph Line, which was established in 1872 to relay messages between Adelaide and Darwin. It is a well preserver historical site. The are several buildings and...More

Thank Judi L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love old historical sites and this one is no exception. Wonderfully restored buildings and grounds set by the Todd River on the outskirts of Alice Springs. Interpretive displays, etc. Well worth an hour or two.

Thank FlyingEmu
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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