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 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
The Telegraph Station is an oasis of peace and beauty at any time of the year. I have visited The Alice more than 70 times and a trip to the Telegraph Station is now routine. We go for a restful walk, for barbeques with visiting friends and for coffee as required. It is even more magical when the Todd river flows. Summer, winter, drought or in rainy times the Station is a must to see
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.
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.
Fantastic, full of information on the stars and galaxy visable on the night. Amazing dinner served outside on crisp white linen. Friendly efficient service. Great time had by all who attended.
Had a great time wandering around with my son looking at the old buildings we even climbed a small hill to the lookout, took plenty of photos.