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“Living History a Must see”

Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve
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$10.97*
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Alice Springs Telegraph Station Entry and Tour
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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: Activities for older children, Stroller parking, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
Reviewed September 17, 2013

The stories that are captured in this living museum are incredible. You can spend hours here appreciating how this country was opened up.

Thank mickandannie
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Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

I come here everyday. Whether I have a picnic or lay on the grass to read a book. Climb up one of the hills to watch the sunset. So nice. 2 mins from CBD makes you feel like your miles away.

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Reviewed September 13, 2013

Great to have the opportunity to talk to one of the people who lived here when it was used by the stolen generation. Interesting buildings and displays. It's really a lovely spot, lots of the locals were having picnics on the grass.

Thank MummyAdelaide
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Reviewed September 9, 2013

The telegraph station is a MUST for people appreciating the history of how communication via phone lines, etc. started in our country. Fascinating and worth a stop whilst in Alice Springs. The Telegraph Station is well presented, and the grounds and buildings are very well maintained.

It provides an interesting insight into the lifestyle and history of early settlers in the area. The buildings are easily accessible and picnic grounds and other vantage points available to sit and relax and enjoy the true outback. Be aware of the flys though!

Thank Broncos4Eva
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

A quiet museum consisting of a good number of buildings spread over quite a large area which formed one of the repeater stations of the first Australian trans-continent telegraph service. Interesting to reflect how things were when we now consider communications to be all pervasive.

Thank Livingwhilewecan
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