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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%
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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 6 days ago

It is important we understand the challenges faced by our intrepid Australian pioneering engineers and explorers to bring this country in touch with the world and indeed how these challenges led to new inventions and world leading technology. The work of those involved in the...More

Thank tez823
jrare2015, Public Relations Manager at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi there tez823 A very interesting comparison you made there! It's great hear how much respect you implied in your feedback to the early pioneers too! Happy and safe travels! Jenn

Reviewed 1 week ago

Found the Telegraph Station to be a very interesting, historical, place, and of great importance to the early development of Australia. It would have been such a harsh environment but they pressed on and telegraph was put in place north-to-south in Australia. Small cafe and...More

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

Hi BrissieAnnie Tour, walk about and a coffee: sounds like you had a great time exploring the Alice Springs Telegraph Station! We really appreciate your feedback on your trip here. Happy and safe travels! Jenn

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed this historical site - covering the challenges of remote life on the station over the years, early technology and the sad stories of 'stolen generation' children. So well presented.

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

Thank you so much Liz K for the lovely review. We really appreciate you sharing your experience and thoughts with us. Happy and safe travels! Jenn

Reviewed 1 week ago

The Telegraph Station really brought together the European story of Alice Springs and then went on to involve the indigenous people. we found this tied everything together with all the other place of interest around the area.

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

Hi Tim D Thanks so much for rating the Alice Springs Telegraph Station a big 5/5! Interesting to hear the insight you gained from your visit. Thanks for stopping by! Jenn

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the most important historical communications sites in Aust. Sort of on the scale of the current nbn. It was one of the most important links from Aust to the rest of the world in 1872. Loved seeing the well kept buildings...More

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

Hi Jennifer G! The Telegraph Station sure is a massive piece of Australian history! I'm so happy you enjoyed your experience of viewing the old buildings and memorabilia, in addition to your informative guided tour. Happy and safe travels! Jenn

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Telegraph Station is a 2km walk out of town along the Todd River. OK to walk if cool but not recommended on a hot day. The buildings have been well preserved with period furniture and domestic items. Some telegraph equipment is on display with...More

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

Hi there Travelscan Thanks for taking the time to review us! The 3.5km Riverside Walk is definitely a great alternative to driving. Winter is especially enjoyable on this path. I hope you were able to tag along in one of our daily guided tours, as...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing to learn the history behind Alice springs and communication in Australia, had a tour guide by the name of Doyle, he was one of the best tour guides I think I have had. Make sure you take at least one of the tours.More

Thank darylsmith3
jrare2015, Public Relations Manager at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi darylsmith3 Wow!! What a great achievement for Doyle to be described as one of the best tour guides you've ever had! I will definitely pass your compliments on to him =) Thanks so much for leaving the kind review and 5/5 stars! Happy and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This homestead is very well maintained, gives an understanding of the reasons for Alice Springs existence, how it was named and is set in a beautiful park surrounding.

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

Hi Peter V! Thanks for taking the time to leave us the kind review! Glad to hear you had a wonderful experience. Happy and safe travels, Jenn

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While there are four guided tours during the day, the station is well set up for self-guided walking with plenty of information available.More

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

Hi PapaDtravels Thank you for the 4/5 rating! Yes we do try to supply as much information about the Telegraph Station as possible, so that if people happen to miss a guided tour they can still get a firm understanding of its incredible history! Happy...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our visit to this fascinating historical place was enhanced by the tour that we took with Rory. He brought the history to life with his obvious interest in the human stories of the place. Coffee in the cafe is also very good. If you get...More

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

Hi Kathy R Thank you kindly for the great review and feedback about Rory's tour =) Taking the guided tours really do enhance visitor experience of the Alice Springs Telegraph Station. Our barista coffee is roasted in Katherine, NT! Did you hire a bike to...More

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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
7 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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