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 had a great time here learning about the early years of Alice Springs. We did the kids activity sheets which were very good.  more »
  • What a remarkable achievement to construct the line and build the telegraph station in the 'middle of nowhere' in the 1870's. A visit here is highly recommended. Lots of interesting information about ...  more »
  • Had a great time at the reserve. The guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. It was great learning about the history in this area. All the staff were happy to chat and make the experience more ...  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.