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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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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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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Telegraph Station is a great place to learn about the history of Alice & its surrounds. All the buildings are well maintained & the guide was helpful & informative. Lovely grounds attached for family picnics & events. Some great walks ranging from easy to...More

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TelegraphDan, Manager at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for your review - and thanks for visiting us!

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We walked to the Telegraph Station from Alice Springs which was an easy walk along a track that is also used by bikes. This place is a look back into the early history of Alice Springs and the setting up of the telegraph station. We...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Were curious about the place so we decided to make a stop at the old Telegraph Station while in Alice Springs. Many people were enjoying picnics and children were playing in the big neat grassy park. We continued walking towards the back of the historical...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I were on a guided tour of Australia and this was included in the tour. We spent may an hour there. There was a talk by an informative guide and then we were given time to look around the building.

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TelegraphDan, General Manager at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Normally the weather is cool at this time of year, but we had a little temperature spike over the weekend. Glad you enjoyed the visit!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here as part of our trip on The Ghan. We were bussed to the Telegraph Station and on arrival were met by the staff from the train serving nibbles and a variety of sparkling and stiil wines and beer. We wandered around the grounds...More

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TelegraphDan, General Manager at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review! We take pride in our Ghan passenger dinner events and we're glad you enjoyed the experience.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is nature at is wildest and it's best however be ready for the flies...... we have so many good memories from here

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TelegraphDan, General Manager at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review Bob. The Telegraph Station and its surrounds are definitely a great showcase of Australia's inland flora and fauna. We have fly nets for sale if you don't come prepared!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got a taxi here and spent an hour or so looking around after a pleasant lunch sitting outside the visitor center/shop/cafe. This appears to be a small operation but is very well-run and informative.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only 4 km north of Alice Springs town centre lies the 1872 Telegraph Station. The Station is home to 2 historic events; it is the original site of the first European settlement in Central Australia, and the centre-piece of the 3200km Overland Telegraph Line that...More

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TelegraphDan, General Manager at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the in-depth review of our site. This really was where it all began in terms of European settlement in Central Australia, and telegraphy was definitely on par with the internet in terms of its signficance to the people of the 19th century...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really interesting. Took a tour, we were the only two people on it. Dan was an excellent guide and bought the property to life.

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TelegraphDan, General Manager at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for coming along. I enjoy showcasing the site for people and I appreciate your review.

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Reviewed 4 weeks 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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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
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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