Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve Tours

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One of the twelve stops along the overland telegraph route the Alice Spring Telegraph Station Historical Reserve is a great place for a picnic. The reserve has walking tracks, swimming holes, a cycle path and shady spots to rest. There are also free electric barbeques. Several colonies of rock wallabies share the reserve with plenty of other native wildlife and some pet camels.  

Many of the buildings in the old Telegraph station have been restored and offer a look at how messages were sent across Australia in the days when the trip took weeks by horse. In the Post and Telegraph Room you can still post a letter and send a telegram (email) to a friend. In the cooler months (May - Oct) the wood-fired oven is lit and damper ('outback bread') and scones are served.

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Access to the reserve is free but there is a cost to visit the historic buildings. There are free 45-minute tours through the Telegraph Station or you can self-guide with the map provided.

The park is about 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) north of Alice Springs. You can drive, catch a cab or walk or cycle the path from Wills Terrace and Undoolya Road.  

Address: Herbert Heritage Drive, Alice Springs, Australia
Hours: Reserve open daily 8am - 9pm; Historical Precinct open 8am - 5pm, closed on Christmas
Admission: Reserve entry: Free, Historical Precinct: Adults: AU$8, Children (4-15yrs): AU$5
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Alice Springs Highlights Half-Day Tour

Discover the legendary heart of Outback culture with this half-day highlights tour of Alice Springs. Visit the historic Overland Telegraph Station and learn how residents have adapted to ultra-remote living at the Royal Flying Doctor Service base and the School of the Air. Encounter fearsome desert creatures at the Alice Springs Reptile Park, and take in sweeping views of the West MacDonnell Ranges from the top of Anzac Hill.
  • Duration: 4 hours
$80.91 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
$80.91 USD

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