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Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve

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Address: South Stuart Highway, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
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This well-preserved telegraph station is the site of the first European...

This well-preserved telegraph station is the site of the first European settlement in Alice Springs, and offers free tours of the remnants of an old era.

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First visited ~ 1976 - revisit to see what has changed

Certainly been developed with walking/bike tracks from town. An office/cafe/gift shop is located at the entrance to the site. The buildings and information on the displays is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Charters Towers, Australia
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Charters Towers, Australia
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Certainly been developed with walking/bike tracks from town. An office/cafe/gift shop is located at the entrance to the site. The buildings and information on the displays is interesting and provides an insight into the history of not only the telegraph station but of its use in subsequent years. The buildings have been well maintained/restored.

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Thank Peter S
jrare2015, Public Relations Manager at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, responded to this review

Hi there Peter S It's always interesting to hear repeat visitors experiences from years past to present. The new network of walking and bike trails are such a great part of the Telegraph Station Reserve expansion. We do try our best to keep the restoration of the buildings up to scratch and maintained on a daily basis. Thanks for the... More 

McKinney, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed learning about the history of the Telegraph Station, which can be done with a self guided tour. You gain insight to the harsh life people endured as a family trying to settle in Australia. The gift shop has mosquito net covers to wear over your face and neck to protect from the constant black flies that assault eyes... More 

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Thank WendyHappiness1
jrare2015, Public Relations Manager at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, responded to this review

Hi WendyHappiness1 Yes, flies in the hotter months in Central Australia can become quite annoying! Like you said, fly nets are available in the gift shop and can make travellers journey's throughout Central Australia more enjoyable. Happy to hear you enjoyed learning of the Alice Springs Telegraph Station through your own self guided tour. Happy travels! Jenn More 

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very interesting and informative couple of hours at the old Telegraph Station and, as a bonus, we also saw a couple of kangaroos!! The guide was excellent - very well informed - and the history that surrounds this place is exceptional, for example: how it helped to open up the Outback; a massive engineering project; the relationship with (and the... More 

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jrare2015, Public Relations Manager at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, responded to this review

Hello John W Very great to hear you spotted some roos! It's so exciting seeing them in the wild. We'll be sure to pass on your compliments to our guide, it will make their day. Yes, just because the site is historical, doesn't mean you have to be an avid history buff to enjoy the stories that come along with... More 

Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Found this little tour interesting. We were lucky enough that the day we were there children from a local school were having a school camp and were dressed in period costumes. It made the experience much more real. It was easy walking around and the tour guide was very good.

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Thank carlablack
jrare2015, Public Relations Manager at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, responded to this review

Hi there carlablack Thanks for stopping by to leave us the great review! It sure does set the mood when 'Alice on the Line" is taking place! The kids love it just as much. Thank you for you lovely feedback about the tour guide as well :) Safe and happy travels, Jenn More 

Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As a visitor from the UK I found this place and its history really interesting. The tour guide spoke with great passion, humour and clarity and clearly loves his job. The museum exhibits and stories dedicated to the lost generation are both moving and sad. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Colin A
jrare2015, Public Relations Manager at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, responded to this review

Hi Collin A Wow, what a beautiful compliment towards our tour guide. We appreciate you leaving the kind review for us and are glad you enjoyed the experience! Safe and happy travels, Jenn More 

Sunnyvale, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The old Telegraph Station near Alice Springs, Australia is OK to medium, but not very interesting. The old telegraph station was built to allow communication from northern to southern Australia from about 170 years ago. For Australian historical buffs, this is an interesting stop. For the rest of us, it is sort of boring. I do not recommend the Telegraph... More 

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jrare2015, Public Relations Manager at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, responded to this review

Hi there Robert H Thanks for stopping by to leave us a review. I'm sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your time at the Telegraph Station. We have the most amount of visitors in Alice Springs from all over the world each year, and many of them find the history fascinating - myself included! I'm originally from Canada.... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fantastic guide who in the very hottest part of the day made sure our group was it of the sun as much as possible. The old buildings and grounds are wonderfully preserved and the guide we had was a great story-teller, keeping everyone entertained.

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jrare2015, Public Relations Manager at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, responded to this review

Hi alyssiaburley Wonderful to hear such praise about your guide trying to keep the group cool and thoroughly engaged! Thanks so much for the kind feedback! All the best, Jenn More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

historical site located where Alice Spring was found. Nice outdoor guided tour.Museum piece about the lost generation.

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jrare2015, Public Relations Manager at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, responded to this review

Hi Himanshu D Thank you for stopping by to review the Alice Springs Telegraph Station. Glad to hear you enjoyed the outdoor tour and museum. Safe and happy travels, Jenn More 

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place is why Alice Springs is there. Its fascinating to see how communications was all that time ago

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jrare2015, Public Relations Manager at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, responded to this review

Hi mikefogg Thanks for the wonderful headline, "You have to go". Yes, it's very interesting to see how communication has developed over the years! How lucky are we now? Kind regards, Jenn More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Turned up on spec. Staff very helpful. Did tour using map. Very informative. Despite the heat, enjoyed the attraction. Certainly brought to life how it was for pioneers.

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jrare2015, Public Relations Manager at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, responded to this review

Hello quarryhouse99 Thank you for the 5/5 review. Very happy to hear you endured through the heat and made the most of your visit! Good stuff! All the best, Jenn More 

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