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Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve

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Address: South Stuart Highway, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
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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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Interesting step back into history

We saw Wallabies as we entered the telegraph station which of course added to the experience. There were a number of buidlings to see all telling the story of the station, some... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Halesowen, United Kingdom
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Halesowen, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We saw Wallabies as we entered the telegraph station which of course added to the experience. There were a number of buidlings to see all telling the story of the station, some good and some not so good. The surrounding area is beautifully kept too but on the day we visited the temperature reached 44 degrees and so it was... More 

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Wigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I read a book with the above title and found the telegraph station to be exactly as described in the book. I recommend reading it before you go

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Thank Jumbee222
jrare2015, Public Relations Manager at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, responded to this review

Hi Jumbee222 How wonderful you were able to read the book before actually visiting the Alice Springs Telegraph Station! A very wise recommendation. Thanks for stopping by! Jenn More 

Rome, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Well presented with plenty of interpretation boards, a little cafe and shop. Very important to Australian history and had a succession of uses. Restored to its turn of the 19th century use. Can walk from town along river path - just over 3km each way.

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

Hi ann Thanks for your great feedback in addition to the 5/5 stars. It seems like you had an informative day at the Telegraph Station learning all about its history in addition to its current capabilities of operating as a morse code telegraph station. How beautiful is the walk, too? I hope you were able to spot the rock wallabies... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Pleasant walk with plenty of natural surroundings to look at. The buildings are amazing for the age they were built.

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

Hi Steve W We appreciate you leaving us the great feedback about our historic buildings. We do try to preserve them and their treasures as best we can! Thanks for stopping by! Jenn More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Guided tours throughout the day or self guided at lunch time! Excellent original buildings used to explain the history and put the amazing work that went on here into context. Definitely worth a visit. There are Walking trails heading out in all directions - information from the centre. Good coffee shop with information and souvenirs.

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

Hi Alison Amahl We really appreciate you leaving us a 5/5 review! Our guided tours really do try to showcase the history of the Overland Telegraph Line and how much work really did go on at the Station. Glad you enjoyed the Trail Station Wifi Cafe too. Our coffee is actually local from the Northern Territory! Happy and safe travels,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From a information packed historical site to a easy bike ride through on the mountain bike tracks and even a lazy afternoon BBQ on one of the many public BBQs. This place has it all.

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

Hi Brian Thanks for taking the time to share your positive thoughts about the Alice Springs Telegraph Station, the Reserve, and the surrounding cycling tracks. Glad to hear you utilised all of our wonderful park features! All the best Jenn More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely worth taking the time to do. Walking around reading all the information was interesting and helped you understand the history and the culture. It was really hot the day we went but that didn't detract from the enjoyment of what we saw ... and there was water in the Todd River so what more could we ask for?

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

Hi DoreenGRM Love your positivity! Thanks so much for leaving such a pleasant review. It's pretty rare to see water in the Todd River, so you definitely scored big-time. Happy and safe travels, Jenn More 

AUSTRALIA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived after lunch at the RSL. And enjoyed a relaxed afternoon wandering amongst the grounds and soaking up the ambiance of the area. We were lucky to have arrived between bus tours so had the whole place to ourselves. I totally enjoyed being at the telegraph station and would recommend.

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

Hi there slackestbladder That's very fortunate you had the whole place to yourself! What a wonderful experience that must have been. We really appreciate you recommending the Alice Springs Telegraph Station too. Happy and safe travels! Jenn More 

Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the telegraph station which has a very interesting history of being the connecting point of the first communication system connecting Australia. Fascinating to learn messages could not cross the country which required operators to writer out the messages and then retransmit them. This location is also site of some of the oldest buildings in central Australia.

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

Hi jtbeknott Thanks for the five stars! The Alice Springs Telegraph Station is definitely an important piece of Australian communications history, changing the way this country communicated with the world! Thanks for stopping by, Jenn More 

Alice Springs, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited when family came to visit from Interstate. Well presented and interesting. Accessible with a pram. Had coffee at the cafe which was good quality. Friendly and helpful staff. I have also had BBQ's here. Facilities are great and maintained to a high standard eg toilets and BBQ's.

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

Hi Meredith C Thank you so much for taking the time to review us! It's great to hear when locals bring interstate family members to experience the historical precinct. Great to hear you enjoyed the Trail Station Cafe, too! Hope to see you again soon! Jenn More 

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