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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  • This is an outdoor museum, which gives an insight into the early days of the Telegraph Station and its evolvement, also when it was home to "orphans". There is self guide tour and we also had a very e...  more »
  • Amazingly restored place with great very interesting history. One is allowed to wander around the buildings, plenty of plaques to tell us what it all was. Very glad we visited this place.  more »
  • Had a nice young man share the history of the station but overall was not impressed. Think they could do more to improve the experience  more »
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  • Great guided tour in a very interesting spot! We decided to stay in Alice Springs due to heavy thunderstorm forecast and the Telegraph station was the only option we found to spend the morning before our flight, no regrets! It was very interesting and it helped us to better understand the history of the Northern Territory. All thanks to the guided tour done by Dan which was included with the ticket! Enjoy!
  • Well worth a visit. Spent 2.5 hours fully immersed in the history of the place. Tour guide was informative, friendly and amusing. Don't miss seeing a wonderful piece of Australia's early history. Would be wonderful if the younger generations saw how difficult communication was back then.
  • Great place for families and friends to gather. Free BBQs, cafe, a lot of grass area to play games, lots of walking, cycling/mountain bike tracks. The Telegraph Station buildings are very interesting and have been restored well, the info and photos are great.
  • Quiet, spacious and green, this is my definition of the telegraph station park in Alice Springs. Nice to take a rest with your kids or your friends with free barbecue. Easy to see some local animals like kangaroo and birds, also see the old telegraph station.
  • Beautiful picnic or cafe location & significant historical site. Historical buildings and facilities well maintained with interesting, informative displays and tours. Variety of walking and cycling tracks. Great staff!

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