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 nature at is wildest and it's best however be ready for the flies...... we have so many good memories from here  more »
  • We got a taxi here and spent an hour or so looking around after a pleasant lunch sitting outside the visitor center/shop/cafe. This appears to be a small operation but is very well-run and informative...  more »
  • Only 4 km north of Alice Springs town centre lies the 1872 Telegraph Station. The Station is home to 2 historic events; it is the original site of the first European settlement in Central Australia, a...  more »
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  • Nice place to wander around. Good picnic and BBQ area with lots of shady areas to cool down. History is interesting and the cafe looked good (though we didn't eat here).
  • There is something for everyone here whether it be a family picnic, sightseeing/historical exploration or a mountain bike through the surrounding bushland. The local cafe doubles as an entrance through to the historical telegraph buildings where there are also informational tours available. Great place to visit.
  • 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!
  • Great place and great people. Jeremy Hus Skip and the girls who do the bird show...fantastic place. Highly recommend
  • 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.
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