Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical ReserveCurrently Open [Closes at 09:00 pm]
- Address: South Stuart Highway, P.O. Box 2130, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
- Timings: 08:00 am - 09:00 pm Details
- Phone: +61-0889518211
- Ticket Price: 8 AUD
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: View Point, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Town, Picnic Spot
About Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, Alice Springs
Did you know- Alice Springs is equidistant from Adelaide and Darwin. That made it the perfect spot to erect a Telegraph station to relay messages between the two cities. The Telegraph Station marks the settlement of the European folks in Alice Springs. Functional for 60 years since its inception in 1872, the stone buildings were later used as a school for Aboriginal children of mixed heritage.
The authorities behind the Historical Reserve have taken painstaking efforts to preserve these 12 buildings; they are the best preserved buildings along the Overland Telegraph Line. With the backdrop of the MacDonnell Range, the Reserve is a well loved place for picnics, barbeques and the occasional wandering wildlife. You can take a short detour and trot down to the semi-permanent spring that gave the town its name - Alice Springs. Have a picnic lunch on the grounds, take a tour of the buildings, post a letter with their special franking stamp and see the spring that got the town its name!
Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve Information
- While entrance to the Reserve is free, the precinct (buildings) requires a fee and a tour.
- The best way to optimize your visit here would be to bring a packed lunch or an evening snack to enjoy on the grounds before you set out back into the city.
Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve Ticket Prices
- Free Historical Precinct, Adults- AU$8 Children (4-15yrs)- AU$5.
Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve Opening and Closing Hours
- Historical Precinct open 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Closed on Christmas. The grounds are open till 9:00 pm and the museum, 5:00 pm.
How To reach Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve by Public Transport
- Aldidja Street
- Madigan Street
Restaurants Near Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve
- Sammy's Pizza
- Watertank Cafe
- Page 27 Cafe (breakfast/brunch recommended)
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09 AM - 10 AM
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Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, Alice Springs Reviews
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).
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!
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 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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