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Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve
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US$10.18*
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Alice Springs Telegraph Station Entry and Tour
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Baby buggy parking
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Located on the spot where alice springs grew up.
Lovingly restored buildings to wander and tales to hear about the native aboriginal people and early efforts in communication.

Thank Brian F
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jrare2015, Public Relations Manager at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Hi Brian F

Thank you very much for the 4/5 stars :) Sounds like you had a very informative visit!

All the best,
Jenn

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Beautiful location, fantastically restored and a great coffee and vanilla slice.
The area is well signed, public toilets are clean and nice large grassed area for kids to play. Some shady also from the big trees.

Thank Michelle E
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jrare2015, Public Relations Manager at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Hi there Michelle E

Thank you for the perfect rating. The vanilla slice and coffee is a very popular selection for our visitors! Glad you enjoyed it!

Happy and safe travels,
Jenn

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Reviewed 31 March 2018

Excellent historical site. Very informative to walk around by yourself. Small xafe with bonus i
Much needed icecreams and cold drinks. Big bonus shop offers start of a grwat looki g cycle trail suiting all ages. Even sells cycle gear at the shop !

Thank 77jasminc
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jrare2015, Public Relations Manager at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Hi Jasmin C

Yes the bike trails in the national park is the absolute highlight for some people! Thank you for the great feedback and stopping by :)

Happy and safe travels
Jenn

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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Worth going to understand the History of Alice Springs and the Inland Telegraph plus much more.
All buildings are very well restored with lots of interesting information and photos.
It is great if you get a tour guide for all the information.
Great cafe and shop.

Thank nomad0202
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jrare2015, Public Relations Manager at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Hi nomad0202

A perfect review :) Thank you very much! Glad you made the time to visit us.

Happy and safe travels,
Jenn

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Reviewed 22 March 2018

Our guide knew so much about the history of the location it was a pleasure to walk with her to the buildings and hear about the people who lived and worked there - especially those who were forced to do so - the stolen generation.

Thank MarkBO8543HV
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jrare2015, Public Relations Manager at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2018

Hi there MarkBO8543HV

We appreciate your great feedback about the tour guide you received. It sounds like it was quite the learning experience for you, that's wonderful.

Happy and safe travels
Jenn

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