Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, Alice Springs

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#1 of 12 in Historic Sites in Northern Territory
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. Plan a trip to Alice Springs easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
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  • October 12, 2017
    This place is a must for everyone. Great photo opertunities. Fun history walk through homestead and sheds. Cute cafe good food. The histortical significance is really brought to mind when you hear the...  more »
  • October 12, 2017
    this is the whole reason that the town of Alice Springs exists. the history of the station and the preservation of the building is so good.  more »
  • October 11, 2017
    Some interesting information about the original Alice Springs and the monumental efforts to have communication in Australia during the early years. Definitely utilise the tour as going alone would not...  more »
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  • July 30, 2017
    A fantastic place with so much history. I remember several years ago I was here and meet Alec and his book is for sale at the cafe which I highly recommend. So much to learn here. Make sure you arrive in time for a tour which you should check on before you go. Great park also to have a picnic and run around in
  • August 17, 2017
    Fascinating place. History of the telegraph was so informative. Could interact with the telegraph equipment and try sending a Morse code message. Good for kids too.
  • July 6, 2017
    Found the guided tour very insightful. If you are in Alice Springs you should stop in and see some of the NT and Australia's history. Nice little gift shop with a small assortment of light food and drinks including coffee.
  • September 5, 2017
    Nice area. Impressive real story and history.
  • June 25, 2017
    Initially at the time, I was sceptical if the place would offer any value for $17. The self guided tour around Heritage Telegraph Station was surprisingly very interesting, providing quality information. However, this is when I was truely amazed. In the telegraph masters station, which is the location that is used to receive and send telegraphs, we ran into the most amazing individuals. Three elderly men, that formally worked on the telegram when it was wild spread, reunite once a year to continue the tradition and sent telegrams via morse code. During our visit the gentlemen were nice and polite, and shared amazing information with us. These gentlemen were amazing, and still able to communicate in morse code at unbelievable rates like age does not exist. They even sent one back home to me! This is part of a generation of only forty left. It was a truely amazing experience I will never forget. Thank you.

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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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