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Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve

South Stuart Highway, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
+61 8 8952 3993
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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 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!
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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South Stuart Highway, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
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+61 8 8952 3993
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Before wireless there was wire, and both use binary. Most interesting to see the structures and learn the story of how the wire connected Australia.

Thank Anise2014
jrare2015, Public Relations Manager at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Anise2014 It certainly is an interesting place and story. Thanks so much for the 4/5 stars :) Happy and safe travels Jenn

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited this place as part of our A Town Like Alice tour. Our guide, Ben, gave a very interesting talk on the history of the place A wedding was to take place there in the evening so it was being prepared as we were...More

Thank Pepi G
jrare2015, Public Relations Manager at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Pepi G Thank you very much for sharing your positive experience with us and the rest of the Trip Advisor family! Yes, once you visit the Telegraph Station you really feel for how the early settlers lived. Thanks so much for the uplifting review...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great historical site. Information was brilliant. Coffee was great and everything was reasonably priced.

Thank Stephen M
jrare2015, Public Relations Manager at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello Stephen M Thank you for the 5/5 stars and such wonderful compliments about the historical precinct and Trail Station Cafe!! Happy and safe travels, Jenn

Reviewed 1 week ago

Not my usual scene but this I enjoyed. Variety of memorabilia on display and well presented. Don't go on a hot day!

Thank David Y
jrare2015, Public Relations Manager at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi David Y So glad to hear that your enjoyed your Telegraph Station experience, despite not usually enjoying that type of scene! Yep, check the forecast, if it's going to be hot, come in the morning! Happy and safe travels! Jenn

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fascinating tour to do. The history of how the Telegraph service started out here, and the preservation of the buildings and contents of how the workers existed. Very clear signs and stories.

Thank Linda S
jrare2015, Public Relations Manager at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Linda S A very big thank you for your great feedback about our daily guided tours! Means a lot to us! Happy and safe travels Jenn

Reviewed 1 week ago

As part of a group from the Ghan train, we had a wonderful candlelit BBQ for dinner. Entertained by fantastic musicianst was a wonderful night, watching the sunset and having the night sky explained to us. Camel rides were also part of the night, as...More

Thank Brandiii
jrare2015, Public Relations Manager at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Brandii It's so wonderful to hear your positive feedback in regards to the Ghan's Outback Dinner at the Alice Springs Telegraph Station. It certainly is magical - it's nearly like a wedding isn't it?! Happy and safe travels, Jenn

Reviewed 1 week ago

An enjoyable walk from Alice Springs CBD, the Telegraph Station is a well preserved historical precinct with a cafe and shop on site. You can see it all within an hour and enjoy a cuppa and scone afterwards. A great piece of Australian history.

Thank maureenmL4997EU
jrare2015, Public Relations Manager at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there maureenmL4997EU Great to hear that you took advantage of the Riverside Path walk to Telegraph! It certainly is a beautiful walk or cycle. Thanks so much for visiting our great piece of Australian history :) Happy and safe travels Jenn

Reviewed 1 week ago

The telegraph station is so central to some very important Australian History, not the least of which is the tragedy of 'the stolen children'. As we missed the last tour of the day, we were were encouraged to pay the same fee, but wander around...More

Thank Aussiegal
jrare2015, Public Relations Manager at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Aussiegal! Thank you very much for the 4/5 stars, despite not having gone on the guided tour - that means a lot to us! I hope you had the chance to ask our staff some questions once you finished the self guided tour (if...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an absolute must visit for me whilst in Alice and I was not disappointed. It is quite a large place. You get a map when you pay entry and it is very easy to follow the numbers and not miss any part of...More

Thank Wally H
jrare2015, Public Relations Manager at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there Wally H! Thank you HEAPS for the quality review! It's great to hear that visiting the Telegraph Station was the highlight of your Alice Springs experience. There really is a plethora of information available in the precinct for visitors to absorb. The Trail...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To look through the various buildings and to learn about how the overland telegraph was built from south to north and the problems they had to overcome to allow Australia to have communications with the world.

Thank Christopher C
jrare2015, Public Relations Manager at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Christopher C Thank you for the 4/5 stars and your insight from your trip to the Telegraph Station! Happy and safe travels! Jenn

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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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Marie H
April 7, 2016|
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Response from Vuong N | Reviewed this property |
It is possible how fit, time and willingness to do so. I would take a car or at least bicycle, taking into distance, weather... Cheers
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