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Barrow Creek Telegraph Station

Stuart Highway, Barrow Creek, Northern Territory 0872, Australia
+61 8 8962 4599
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Nice stop to break the drive

This was a nice surprise that popped up and gave us a reason to stop. Take a stroll through the old... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
JPWilso
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Townsville, Australia
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Worth a visit

So glad we stopped here. Very interesting to read about the telegraph line and a bit about the... read more

Reviewed 25 January 2017
BeanieBear192
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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10 Apr 2017
“Nice stop to break the drive”
24 Jan 2017
“Worth a visit”
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Stuart Highway, Barrow Creek, Northern Territory 0872, Australia
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Stuart Highway, Barrow Creek, Northern Territory 0872, Australia
+61 8 8962 4599
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This was a nice surprise that popped up and gave us a reason to stop. Take a stroll through the old telegraph station and get insight to how isolated this were in the past. There is phone coverage at this site to instantly upload your...More

1  Thank JPWilso
Reviewed 25 January 2017

So glad we stopped here. Very interesting to read about the telegraph line and a bit about the lives of those who lived here. Although the building is empty, it was still fascinating to spend 20 minutes or so walking around while taking a break...More

Thank BeanieBear192
Reviewed 8 June 2016

It was a great couple of hours well spent and it makes you really appreciate what good work and how had it was to run these stations , plenty of photographs and everyone was so interesting to read who they were and what they did.

1  Thank christine530
Reviewed 14 April 2016

It was about 36 deg the day we called to see this station. After being told about the transcontinental telegraph line laid down in the 19 th centuary it was nice to see some evidence of it. The hotel up the road was as authentic...More

Thank raymond s
Reviewed 9 February 2016

In it's day this was what the internet is to us today. Messages that would normally have taken months to come by ship from England could be received in hours. One of several remaining telegraph stations along the route forged through the desert by Stuart...More

Thank Paul R
Reviewed 30 March 2015

It is definitely worth a stop by Barrow Creek Roadhouse to make a visit to Barrow Creek Telegraph Station Historical Reserve. It is also about the halfway point between Alice Springs and Tennant Creek. The Telegraph Station which opened in the late 19th century ran...More

Thank simply-peregrinating
Reviewed 30 September 2014

The hour we spend looking over the telegraph station was very interesting to say the least. The fact this station was the pivotal communication centre for the outback of our country for so long, was amazing.

Thank Dianne M
Reviewed 28 August 2014

So much history around this place. The overland telegraph line connecting Australia to England ran through hear in 1872. The buildings are still in good condition and great to see how much effort went into building these places many years ago. Some great photo opportunities.

1  Thank John S
Reviewed 28 February 2014

There is not much to see in Barrow Creek except for the Telegraph Station. It is mainly a quick fuel or food stop, for more info, download the PDF, below; http://www.parksandwildlife.nt.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0015/10563/barrow_creek.pdf The telegraph Station is located about 280km north of Alice Springs on the Stuart...More

2  Thank 1TraveltheWorld
Reviewed 5 February 2014

The Barrow Creek Telegraph Station is situated in the small settlement of Barrow Creek along the Stuart Highway between Darwin and Alice Springs in the Northern Territory of Australia. The other attraction in the settlement is the hotel where you can stop for a drink...More

Thank Steve S
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