Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, Alice Springs

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Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve offers a glimpse of the town’s European beginnings. Established in 1872, the telegraph station relayed messages between Darwin and Adelaide for 60 year. The restored yard houses telegraph equipment from the 19th century, wagons, and a blacksmith shop. Walk and bike on trails in the reserve. While a number of short walking trails traverse the hill country, a popular one is the Trig Hill and Cemetery Loop, which returns via the original station cemetery. The shaded lawns make a popular venue for picnics. Using our online itinerary creator, Alice Springs attractions like Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We were fortunate to experience an evening at this amazing venue. Our event was catered for by our hotel and they did an amazing job. The professionalism displayed in delivering the evening was truly ...  more »
  • Very interesting hearing about the means of communication in the past & seeing where the people that manned the station lived. Got to play with some of the old equipment.  more »
  • Interesting place to visit...the history behind this place is well documented. Place on your to do list if visiting this area.  more »
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  • Lots of historical information about communications going through Alice Springs back in it's early years. Aside from tourist signs, it feels pretty much untouched.
  • Great to see some of the past preserved. These early days and the people who made the effort to make this country what it is today, should always be remembered.
  • Its amazing to see how the explorers & new settlers to this region & the country endured the hardships that come with building new settlements in the area. We take a lot for granted nowadays. Great to visit & very informative.
  • Great walking trails, some awesome bike trails and a decent cuppa afterwards. Awesome when the tidd is flowing.
  • Fascinating historical site on the banks of the Todd River. This is the site of the original "spring" from which Alice Springs gets its name. Lucky enough to visit when the Todd was flowing which really added to the experience.

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Where to stay in Alice Springs

Due to its remote location in arid Central Australia, Alice Springs often surprises visitors with its diverse selection of comfortable and affordable lodgings. The city's hostels serve as the most economical option, with many providing free pickup from the airport. For just a bit more, you can stay at one of the area's motels, providing rooms with views of the McDonnell Ranges, free Wi-Fi, secure off-road parking, and access to private barbecue facilities. Otherwise, check into one of Alice Springs' hotels for a country-club vibe and even more amenities.
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