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. Plan a trip to Alice Springs easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
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  • Visited as part of a tour group on a trip of Australia. Really interesting and very enjoyable. The one drawback was only one guide, small rooms , 40+ people in our group. We gave up and just wandered ...  more »
  • Went to the old telegraph station today. Extremely well presented and very friendly staff. A nice little treasure hunt style paper was given to the kids to complete and keep them occupied. Over all a ...  more »
  • Good spot for a picnic and a play with the kids. Some informative bits of history. Some great riding tracks with a chance to see some wild life.  more »
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  • It was a lovely place to visit, the other month when we were visiting family in Alice. Grassed BBQ area is beautiful. The only issue we experienced was a very rude lady named Dawn who must work there as she was in uniform. Asked a few simple questions about the place, and she was very short with my older husband and not at all welcoming or hospitable, and did not seem as though she wanted to assist us at all. It was very disappointing, and tainted our overall experience with a beautiful place.
  • The mountain bike trails here are terrific. Lots of rocks, undulating sections, drops , switchbacks. Great scenery. not busy the twice I was there. friendly locals and the cafe does a good mint choc cheesecake. Oh, if you don't have your bike you can rent one there. Most tracks intermediate. You can easily cycle here on the terrific bike/ walking tracks that Alice has. they're well signposted and the locals all seemed friendly. Wish more towns were a cycle friendly/ encouraging as Alice. Oh, and cycle the track to Simpson's gap. another great track 17km from Flynn's grave. Apparently nearly 30 years old third track is terrific scenery, safe and we saw roos and a dingo. Thank you Alice Springs.
  • A must see if your in the area, we had a sky show dinner under under the stars with a all inclusive show put on by the lovely staff who help The Ghan journey passengers have just such a wonderful evening they'll never forget, can't give all the staff as much cheer and thankfulness for such a lovely night I'll always remember. I got a Ghan Jumper or poncho type jumper to which I'll always remember was from the telegraph station. Is unreal and a must see if anywhere near tho area!!!
  • Well worth a visit of you're in Alice Springs. A short trip out of town. Nice clean, grassed picnic area next to the spring that gives Alice Springs it's name.
  • 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

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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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