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“Very relaxing area”

Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve
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$10.97*
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Alice Springs Telegraph Station Entry and Tour
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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!
Useful Information: Stroller parking, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Reviewed November 3, 2012

This historical exhibition set high up over Darwin on a large area of land was very relaxing to just walk around and take in many of the morse code information displays /old kitchen/school room and stables/wells etc not expensive and a must to see, also a good shop for souveneers

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Reviewed November 2, 2012

Wonderful place. We were recommended by one of the cousins who visited awhile back. Our grandfather is Shirley Thomas Bradshaw and we learnt that Thomas Bradshaw was one of the station masters 1899-1908. We also posted three postcards as there is a special postmark stamp from the Telegraph! Cool place! Nice to learn that our grandparents used to work in places like this! Would definitely returned when the weather is cooler so we can have BBQ! Saw a speeding kangaroo zooming past us.....I will say, that kangaroo can compete with Husain Bolt! LOL!

Thank NathanJill
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

You really feel like you're in the 1800s when you visit this reserve. Well worth the trip. Good map provided and signage. Saw my first Euro just behind the stable area outside the fence. Would have liked to visit the cemetery but I was with a bus tour with set times.

Thank explorer1950
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Reviewed October 27, 2012

The telegraph station is in such good condition and information is well presented and easy to understand

Thank Colin F
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

Fantastic historical site and genuine staff promoting and talking about the history. Great displays and interactive displays

Thank Christine C
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