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Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve

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Alice Springs Telegraph Station Entry and Tour
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Alice Springs Telegraph Station Entry and Tour
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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South Stuart Highway | Herbert Heritage Drive, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
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Reviewed today via mobile

The Old Telegraph Station is both historical and scenic. It is a must go area in Alice Springs. It is worth spending a couple of days viewing the historical sites, walking around the tracks and taking some photos.

Thank HannahJord
Reviewed 1 week ago

I really liked the Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve. First a lady gave us all the historical events from the past. Then we had the choice to follow our guide or wander by ourselves. We learned a lot. Alice Springs never knew the latest...More

Thank Robby G C
TelegraphDan, Manager at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

G'day Robby, Thanks for the review. The Telegraph Station was definitely pivotal in connecting Australia with the rest of the world. Prior to the first morse code messages being relayed via this site between Adelaide and London in 1872, the only other way to get...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This overland telegraph station was very significant to Australia's settlement. It helped connect the centre of Australia to the coastal cities. It is well worth seeing and you will be amazed at how communication played a big part in connecting Australia.

Thank Brian M
TelegraphDan, Manager at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

The Alice Springs Telegraph Station was indeed vital in terms of linking coastal Australia with the centre, but it was also hugely important in linking Australia with the rest of the world. Glad you enjoyed your time here, and thanks for the 5 star review!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was interesting to see how far communication has evolved over the years.Technology has come a long way since then. It was also interesting to see some history as to how they lived and worked the land.The life we all live now is definately much...More

Thank Katoosha9
TelegraphDan, Manager at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi - thanks for taking the time to review us! Technology definitely has come a long way, but there was a heap of ingenuity in things like the Meidinger batteries and the way they tamed the landscape around them. Glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lunch at this small cafe today after walking the track from the town. Fresh, tasty, homemade gluten free frittata and salad with homemade dressing - delicious, combined with an icy cold milkshake! Such a treat to find somewhere (at a tourist destination) that is...More

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

G'day Mary, Glad you enjoyed the frittata - definitely one of our specialities! Thanks for the review!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great history lesson where Alice started and the name of Alice Springs I show the strength of the Australian Spirit

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

Thanks for the review. Its pretty hard to imagine carving out the granite, shaping the stones and building the site from bare rock and sand. Definitely shows strength of spirit, and we're glad you enjoyed your visit to the original Alice Springs!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful place to walk around and get a feel for the living and hardship of families of the time. Interesting buildings and very well explained on info boards but can also take guided tour.Is the place of the original water water hole named Alice Springs....More

Thank Kasbah102
TelegraphDan, Manager at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Kasbah102, Thanks for taking the time to give us feedback. The NT Heritage Branch have indeed done a great job with the interpretive signs, but we'd always recommend people taking our guided tours if possible. Those run at 9:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm. NT...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We started our tour with a guide who explained everything to us. Then we had some free time to have a look around. I would recommend the guided tour as it points out the most interesting displays and also gives you more information.More

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

Thanks for taking the time to review us. We've got a really solid stable of tour guides and I'd echo the sentiment of sega58 here - while you can certainly enjoy what we have to offer without a guide, it definitely enhances the experience to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a couple of hours here for lunch and then a tour and self look around the old Telegraph Station. It was very informative and interesting to see the times of the past. Also the back story on the stolen generation. Well worth a visit.

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

Thanks for the review! There are many layers of local and Australian history to be discovered here, and its great that you appreciate them!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a fascinating place and how resilient the men and women were just so today’s generations could enjoy telecommunications also upsetting to read about the era it was used for an aboriginal children’s home, the aroma of coffee was to strong to pass at the...More

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

Hi Lesley and Barry! Sounds like you enjoyed the coffee and scones as much as the layers of history we have on offer. Thanks for your visit, and thanks for the review!

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TANA R
September 4, 2018|
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Response from TelegraphDan | Property representative |
Hi - our general public guided tours are at 9:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm. Note though that in the summer months (Dec-Feb) we only do general public tours in the morning (9:30 and 11:30).
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Jo N
October 14, 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
June 11, 2017|
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Response from jrare2015 | Property representative |
The tours last approx 20 -30 mins.
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