Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, Alice Springs
About Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, Alice Springs
Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, Alice Springs - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: South Stuart Highway, P.O. Box 2130, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
Ticket Price: 8 AUD
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 08:00 am - 09:00 pm Details
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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 - Write a Review
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 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
Great place to step back in time. Very well set up.
Fascinating place. History of the telegraph was so informative. Could interact with the telegraph equipment and try sending a Morse code message. Good for kids too.
Found the guided tour very insightful. If you are in Alice Springs you should stop in and see some of the NT and Australia's history. Nice little gift shop with a small assortment of light food and drinks including coffee.
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