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
Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve - Review
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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Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, Alice Springs Reviews
Absolutely stunning and amazing museum! A must go location for a deep and interesting insight into Australia's rural history. Kids big, small, young and old will find this location worthwhile. Make sure you grab a coffee and a quiz for extra enjoyment.
When buying your ticket they can give you a quiz -for children and for adults - and that helped me dig deeper into all the stories of this landmark in Australian history. I enjoyed my adult quiz. It did require that I ignored my own kids who harassed us for help.
Just beautiful! Great place to spend time as a family for bbqs and picnics. This is where you can see the original Alice Spring. There's a little souvenir shop with coffee, ice creams and bike hire and you can do a tour of the old Telegraph Station itself. Really interesting tour!
I didn't go into the museum, but had some nice food at the small cafe. There is a large picnic area, with tables and toilets. The Todd River passes close by. It's usually dry except for the waterhole, but when I went the waterhole was dry too. The cafe sells fly nets, and you may need these as there were lots of flies around. There are some interesting walks starting from the Telegraph Station, and you may see wallabies and dingoes. This is also the starting point of the multi-day Larapinta Trail.
Absolutely perfect place for our wake for our beautiful mother /mother in law Joan . The day was sunny there are good facilities and toilets and kiosk service as well. Such a pretty place with ample parking.