Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, Alice Springs

4.4
#1 of 16 in Historic Sites in Northern Territory
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.
Create an itinerary including Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve
Save Saved
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
1,286 reviews
Google
4.4
TripAdvisor
  • You may not think it - but there is a surprising amount of nature hidden in Alice Springs. These trails will forever be special to me because it's where I saw my FIRST KANGAROO!!! Also saw a snake, pl...  more »
  • The Reserve marks the buildings that form the site of first white settlement in Alice Springs, or Stuart as it was then. The store also has an important impact on Aboriginal history too. The self pace...  more »
Google
  • The day was extremely hot. The guide gave informative commentary on each of the displays and told of the development of the places the telegraph and the water. His knowledge of the facility and the original owners was outstanding. This is an excellently presented lesson in a valuable area of Australian history.
  • This is a very iconic place and a must-see when in Alice Springs. You learn a lot about the history of the telegraph in Australia and also about the station's use after the telegraph was shut down. The exhibition is a bit worn and old, and I would prefer it to be a bit more up to date and maby more interactive. The sandwiches in the cafe were delicious.

Plan your trip to Alice Springs

  • Get a personalised plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customise it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best activities
    and find special offers
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Alice Springs

View all >
4.6
Duration: 8​h
4.4
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.4
Duration: 1​h
4.2
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Hidden gems in Alice Springs

4.3
Duration: 8​h
4.4
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 3​h

Nature in Alice Springs

4.9
Duration: 1​h
4.7
Duration: 8​h
4.8
Duration: 2​h
4.6
Duration: 8​h

Museums in Alice Springs

View all >
4.4
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.9
Duration: 1​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Nearby attractions in Alice Springs

4.9
Duration: 3​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 3​h 30​min
4.0
Duration: 4​h
3.6
Duration: 3​h 30​min

Wildlife in Alice Springs

4.9
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.4
Duration: 2​h 30​min
3.7
Duration: 2​h 30​min