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Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve

South Stuart Highway | P.O. Box 2130, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
08 8951 8211
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Type: Historic Sites
Activities: Four-wheeling, City walk sightseeing
Traveler Description: The Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve marks the original site of the first European settlement in Alice Springs . Established in... more »
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Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

You need a bit of time to really enjoy this historic location. Buildings so well looked after and easy access to sticky beak inside A beautiful spot to have a picnic and a long walk around or a snack in the kiosk . We enjoyed it very much and would definitely recommend !

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Queensland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This was an outstanding preservation of our historical past. We spent several hours wandering around here, there is much to read and see, and well done to the local community and shire for preserving this important view of our pioneering past.

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Melbourne, Australia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
47 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This place comes alive with a really interesting display of early communication technology and is the reason that there is an Alice Springs.A short drive out of town, and tour with a guide to get the best information on the place.It was the first settlement in the Alice region

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El Cerrito, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We walked here from downtown Alice Springs along the riverbed. Saw lots of interesting birds and even a kangaroo. The Station had a nice cafe and lots of historic buildings as well as nice trails. A very pleasant day.

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Canberra, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

A really nice park and place for a stroll, with historic buildings and informative displays, and the site on the Todd River of the original "Alice Spring" (which is now dry). Good spot for a picnic lunch and about 45min walk from town along the river, or short bike or car trip. Paying the small fee to go into the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

When we went they were staging the museum area for a private function so we only saw it from afar. It looked interesting but we just went for a walk up to one of the small peaks. From there you can see a fantastic sunset and see the kangaroos lounging about. We enjoyed it and would easily recommend it!

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Tewantin, Australia
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7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Worth a visit for sure. Do the walk to trig hill bit steep and rocky but you are rewarded with great 360 degree views with lots of large kangaroos sunning themselves on the rocks.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This area is very well preserved and provides a great representation of the historic equipment and plant of over a century ago.

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Olonzac, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The telegraph station was what caused the town of Alice Spring to be created where it was, and this visit is well worth the short journey out of town. It puts the whole development of the outback of Australia into perspective, and you can even post letters here, a most unusual souvenir. The buildings have been well preserved, and the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The telegraph station is a must see, it is a pity that not all buildings have access. You get to see through glass doors and reflection of the sun is bad the view can be limited.

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