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Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve

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Address: South Stuart Highway, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
Phone Number: 08 8951 8211
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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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Interesting historical place with good walks and bike tours

I visited the Telegraph Station several times on my visit to Alice Springs. It's a significant part of settler history and also the site of a home for children from the stolen... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I visited the Telegraph Station several times on my visit to Alice Springs. It's a significant part of settler history and also the site of a home for children from the stolen generation. The cafe serves savoury and sweet snacks and has a good gift shop. You can hike, hire bikes or take your own on the excellent trails and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Old Telegraph Station is located past Traeger Park where the Demons seem to play each year. You need to visit to find out why the town even exists and how important it is to the opening up of Australia. John McDouall Stuart should be better known. Our guide Angus did a great job outlining the history and characters of... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our guide was fantastic which made this visit worthwhile. Make sure you get the most from your visit by attending the guided talk. This was a good history lesson and eye opener for all of us. The children were offered activity sheets to fill in on there way round which we have put into their travel journals. Don't forget to... More 

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Tamborine, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went there with 2 young families, another couple & us 2 60+yr olds it was great plenty of grassed areas,we had a picnic although there was a cafe if you needed any refreshments,toilets were clean& plenty of walks plus you could walk through the historic station after buying tickets at the cafe. There were people setting up for a bush... More 

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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great place to wander around and read about the history of the telegraph line. A piece of Australian history and the hardships that were faced by the early settlers and explorers.

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Victoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I was thrilled to see so much of the history of the Telegraph was still intact, with so many dedicated enthusiasts, happy to share stories and the past with such joy and enthusiasm! Well done!

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Thank Pauline S
jrare2015, General Manager at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, responded to this review

Hello Pauline S Wow, thanks so much for the great review! Many of the people who visit and especially work at Telegraph genuinely do love to share stories of the past (whether it's their own or passed down). Safe and happy travels! Jenn More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Walk out along the river to the Telegraph Station and then return on the Bradshaw track which is really a lovely walk. It is about 3.8 kms.

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

Hi shortyholiday The Bradshaw walk is definitely a recommended one if you're a visitor to Alice. We're happy you enjoyed your experience getting to a from Telegraph! All the best Jenn More 

Alice Springs, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Dont know what I was expecting but the garden area was nice and tidy, the facilities aorund ie BBQ and seating was good, not a lot of shade butb the old buildings themselves were a bit of a let down.

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

Hi Lengie45 We're sorry you left The Old Telegraph Station feeling disappointed. The buildings have been restored, but are kept as close as possible to their natural state. Thanks for your feedback Jenn More 

Alice Springs, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Took my friends from SA there, it was so lovely, families playing on the lawns and the buildings are wonderful, a great place to kick back and relax or to go back in time.

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Thank barty64
jrare2015, General Manager at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, responded to this review

Hi barty64 Thank you for sharing the Telegraph Station experience with your friends! It's definitely a must see for out-of-towners :) All the best Jenn More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

it is one place you should not miss in Alice Springs. quiet and nice. a lot of track walking. good photography place in the morning.

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

Hi William_Sydney Telegraph Station is definitely a wonderful gem in Alice Springs. Nature, food and history. We would love to see some of the photos you took! Feel free to share on our Facebook page: Alice Springs Telegraph Station & Trail Station Cafe. Happy and safe travels Jenn More 

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