Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve

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Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve

Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve
4.5
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
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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1-2 hours
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Caz K
Queensland, Australia77 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Today we traveled to explore the Alice Springs Telegraph Station. Admission was $16.10 pp - which made it on - our ‘another day’ list. We did however take the short walk to the reconstructed cattle yards and then to the historic cemetery. We found the graves very interesting. (fortunately medical progress in the field of Rheumatic heart disease and Tuberculosis has largely eradicated these diseases from the developed world). We selected the free tour brochure of this historical reserve to read and explore later. We will return.
Written 5 May 2022
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Ozi1_10
Cleveland, Australia565 contributions
Jun. 2021 • Family
We really enjoyed our visit here. We took the tour so got a bit more insight into the history of the place than if we had just walked around it on our own. There is a small coffee/souvenir shop there and a large park with picnic tables right next door.
Written 8 April 2022
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Taxidhi
Australia120 contributions
Jul. 2021
Insight into the earliest European history of Alice Springs, the amazing achievement of the transcontinental telegraph line, and Aboriginal stories, pre- and post-settlement. Very enjoyable grounds and walk trails, good for a coffee, and well-preserved telegraph station buildings from the colonial period. A good visit.
Written 29 December 2021
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Mon55
Brisbane, Australia1,193 contributions
May 2021
This is a great place to not only learn about the history and construction of the Telegraph Line but to do some pleasant walks.It is also a great place fora family picnic with lots of facilities. You can spend ages here with plenty of huge shady trees.
Written 25 October 2021
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Murray J
Perth, Australia168 contributions
Oct. 2021
This collection of buildings helps to illustate the difficulties of building and operating teh Overland Telegraph Line around 150 years ago. Well worth a visit.
Written 24 October 2021
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Pauline B
9 contributions
Oct. 2021
This was my second visit. First was in 2019. In the two years since my first visit, I was heartened to see an increasing number of displays and signage regarding the station's part in housing Aboriginal children during the stolen years. Thanks for facing up to some uncomfortable truths.
Written 21 October 2021
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Chris & Cheryl K
Perth, Australia147 contributions
Oct. 2021
A great guided tour provided by Rob, it was really a personal tour as we were the only participants.
Amazing history of the ingenuity shown in building the overland telegraph line. Some sobering information about the stolen generation.
Well worth a visit to understand some of the history of Alice Springs.
Written 3 October 2021
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Lynda M UTTING
Beerwah, Australia161 contributions
Jul. 2021
Laying the telegraph line across the huge, dry, harsh centre of Australia was no easy task... There had to be 12 repeater stations as the strength of the Morse code signal could only be reliably detected at intervals no greater than 300km apart...
The buildings at this site have all been faithfully restored, and you get a pretty good idea of what life was like for the small community living here - the stationmaster and his family, four linesmen/telegraph operators, a cook, a blacksmith and a governess.
Written 7 August 2021
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Jennie D
42 contributions
Jun. 2021
We visited as part of a day tour.
We were lucky enough to see two gentlemen, displaying the equipment
Very informative
Written 9 July 2021
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Supchak
Port Blair, India27 contributions
Jun. 2021
Amazing site and scenery. Don't miss the tour. Have a walk around and soak up the atmosphere. This is one amazing place. The cafe is super slow though!
Written 5 July 2021
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