Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, Alice Springs

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Historic Site
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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  • A trip to Alice Springs is not complete without a trip to the Telegraph Station where the first settlement was. It is hard to imagine how tough it was for the people who lived at, and maintained, the ...  more »
  • Our guide left us at the entrance to the site with an explanatory sheet, he had certainly sites more interesting to visit
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  • We dropped in to have a quick look around but ended up staying a while. Loved reading about the history and having a go of Morse code ! We didn't know the station changed to an aboriginal children's h...  more »
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  • Great place for barbe and picnic. Beware of the Dingos in the evening!
  • Great outdoor venue. Plenty of space for children young and old alike. Lots to explore and see
  • Lovely place with friendly guides and beautiful scenery
  • Our visit was part of an organised tour, and although our guide gave us a good insight, we felt that our visit there deserved more time.
  • Great place to stop and rest if you are traveling across the country.