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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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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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South Stuart Highway, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
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+61 8 8952 3993
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a wonderful place and a great opportunity to learn about the overland telegraph and the history of Alice Springs. Lehi was so informative and lovely to speak with. Also great cake and coffee at the cafe!

Thank Shannon T
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went on the guided tour at 9.30 when it was quiet and not too hot. The tour goes every two hours and is included in the admission price. Our guide told us about the people and background to the station which put everything in...More

1  Thank akaway2016
jrare2015, Public Relations Manager at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi akaway2016 Thank you very much for taking time to leave us the 5/5 rating and fantastic review. To hear that this is one of the best outdoor museums that you've ever been to is music to our ears! Thank you so much for sharing...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

It's great to visit somewhere that reminds us of our amazing history. We visited as part of a half day tour with AAT. Very well restored and maintained with fantastic records. There is a bit of walking involved but on even ground. Imaging what it...More

1  Thank 727glenysb
jrare2015, Public Relations Manager at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello there 727glenysb It is WONDERFUL to hear how much you enjoyed your visit to the Alice Springs Telegraph Station! Yes, those who came up to live at the Station would stay for years and years on end, and back in those days it certainly...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting the telegraph station is like stepping back in time. The rooms are modeled to represent what they looked like all those years ago. There is heaps of information and you can self guide through the station. The lawns are beautiful and shady and the...More

1  Thank jessjeanette
jrare2015, Public Relations Manager at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello jess_jeanette Thank you for the 4/5 rating and additional feedback! Thank you for recommending our site for future visitors too :) Happy and safe travels, Jenn

Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the early telegraph station as part of a 1/2 day tour of Alice Springs. I particularly wanted to visit this site as I am an amateur radio operator. The site was barren, hot, but had a lot of information and history crammed in...More

1  Thank tcff2017
jrare2015, Public Relations Manager at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi tcff2017 Thank you very much for your overview and appreciation of the Alice Springs Telegraph Station. The operation of keeping the batteries charged was a job that everyone who lived at the Telegraph Station had to know - even children! It was most people's...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We did this as part of a 1/2 day tour of Alice Springs. It was very interesting to see how everything worked compared to what we have today. The buildings were fantastic and it was great to see they had the field set up for...More

Thank John W
jrare2015, Public Relations Manager at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi John W Oh very nice that you saw The Ghan dinner set up. It's quite beautiful! We appreciate the 5/5 rating :) Happy and safe travels, Jenn

Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove out to the AS telegraph station and took a few pictures from the outside. After 9 days in Alice, our budget was running thin due to seeing so many sites and our tour to Palm Valley. Thus we needed to cull our spending....More

Thank KazNgaz50s
jrare2015, Public Relations Manager at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there KazNgaz50s I'm sorry to hear The Alice Springs Telegraph Station entry fee was over your budget. We set the standard adult fee to $13.75 to keep the Trail Station Cafe running and the Historical Precinct clean and restored. We also run 4x daily...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is lots of history at this site relating to the telegraph station itself, and to life in the outback.

Thank Lesley C
jrare2015, Public Relations Manager at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there Traveller27_2014 The history is immense isn't it!? Thanks for stopping by and leaving the 4/5 rating =) Happy and safe travels, Jenn

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These buildings and the stories from the past are well preserved and tell of the way these early settlers live with the isolation and the importance of the Telegraph Station was to Australia and it's development.

Thank Cheryl D
jrare2015, Public Relations Manager at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there Cheryl D Thank you very much for the compliments on our restored buildings. It's great to hear of your appreciation of the pioneers work too! Happy and safe travels, Jenn

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fascinating history well worth visiting. Informative tour guides twice a day, lovely to see how well preserved the station is

Thank Harry1Melbourne
jrare2015, Public Relations Manager at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Harry1Melbourne Thanks for visiting! Yes we actually have guided tours 4x per day! They're proving to be quite popular :) Thanks so much for your kind feedback. Happy and safe travels, Jenn

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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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Marie H
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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
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