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Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve

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Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve

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Nfski wrote a review Jul 2020
Darwin, Australia10 contributions
Lovely grounds and lots of great walking , cycling, running tracks throughout. Also popular for picnics and days out under shady grassed well kept park lands. Has a small cafe with decent coffee and toasties, some baked treats. Definately work a visit to wonder through and
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Linda P wrote a review Jul 2020
Townsville, Australia22 contributions5 helpful votes
It’s years since my last visit to the Telegraph Station and I looked forward to going back to a more interactive display but was sorely disappointed. Realistically the display has not changed in twenty-five years. The surrounds are beautiful and it is a great place to go for
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Date of experience: July 2020
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darwinlife wrote a review Jul 2020
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We visited the Telegraph Station before the NT borders reopened so the place had been closed until July 1. We were disappointed the rooms were not open to the public but we still managed to look through the windows. The coffee shop was excellent and it has a good range of books
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from TelegraphDan, Manager at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve
Responded 3 weeks ago
We were hoping to have reopened the buildings by now, but unfortunately they require a degree of ongoing maintenance that requires staffing for, which due to covid border closures we aren't generating the revenue to afford. Glad you enjoyed the coffee, we do have a reasonable selection of indigenous books and souvenirs but its not our specialty. With regard to headset narration, its in the pipeline - along with things like air-conditioning for the precinct - but funding for non-essential services is fairly limited in the current economic climate.
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John R wrote a review May 2020
Shardlow, United Kingdom112 contributions29 helpful votes
Good informative tour detailing origins of why Alice Springs exists, and what life was like from earliest settlers through tomodern times.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from TelegraphDan, Manager at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thanks for the review John. Glad there are still some guides to take people through the site despite the buildings being closed for now. Hopefully we can reopen them soon!
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NitroFastHarry wrote a review Apr 2020
262 contributions55 helpful votes
The part of the Todd River whereby Alice Springs got its name. Some heritage buildings from the Old Telegraph station are interesting and well kept. There is no cost except donation. There is plenty of parking suitable for buses and and caravans. There is a cafe and toilets and
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from TelegraphDan, Manager at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thanks for taking the time to review us. There generally is an entry fee to enter the historic precinct, but we're waiving it presently as we don't have the buildings open (since unfortunately we're only running a skeleton staff due to covid impacts). The bike paths out here are amazing, the Telegraph Station is the hub for almost all the MTB routes in the area and attracts riders from all over the world.
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