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Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve

South Stuart Highway | Herbert Heritage Drive, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
+61 8 8952 3993
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Alice Springs Telegraph Station Entry and Tour
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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 | Herbert Heritage Drive, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
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+61 8 8952 3993
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Picked the right day to visit. Apart from the history and magnificent buildings,there was a damper cooking demonstration and tasting, a variety of food stalls and the town band to listen to and enjoy. Very informative and a great day.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went on the open day which gave us free entry and a market day to boot!! We saw the CWA ladies with their produce and the Morse code volunteers as well as reptiles from the local reptile park. The buildings themselves were interesting to...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Came on the open day and had a tour with Dan. After doing pretty much the whole of Australia and a fair few tours in between, this would have to be one of the best we've both ever done! Can't recommend dan enough as a...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place showed us an excellent insight into How people lived in Alice Springs in the 1800’s and explained what the telegraph station was and how it worked. Very fascinating. We were lucky enough to meet Lawrence, a 92 year old who gave us some...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The buildings and history in this spot are fantastic. Lots to read and learn about how the telegraph station began. If you're a history buff, you'll love it. I've been here twice now. The only down side is the cafe on the premises. Both times...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just north of Alice, can walk or drive. Pretty spot, friendly staff, well maintaimed, easy to park any vehicle and rig. Do the short walk to the tiny cemetary, very interesting.

Thank Hart D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took our kids here on our trip around the NT they were given a quiz to fill out which they got a prize at the end. It was a fun way for the kids to learn all about the past of Alice springs. Very...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a great afternoon here learning about the telegraph station and the different it made to communications in outback australia

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked from The town which was 4K each way, we enjoyed the bush walk & saw wallabies. It cost $15 per person to visit the telegraph station which was over priced but still interesting.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good place to get the history of Alice. Nice picnic area. Free bbq grills and great for the family. Clean and spacious.

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Jo N
14 October 2017|
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Response from TelegraphDan | 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.
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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
8 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
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