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Alice Springs Telegraph Station

Details & Facilities

Hours: The reserve is open every day from 8am to 9pm.The historical precinct is open daily from 9am to 5pm (excluding Christmas Day)

Web: Visit website
Phone: +618 8952 3993
Mobile: 8952 3993

The Alice Springs Telegraph Station is a historic museum precinct, presenting the story of the connection of Australia to the rest of the world through Telegraph Communication in 1871. Since being declared protected as a Historical Reserve in 1963, it has become the best preserved Station along the Overland Telegraph Line.

Guided tours of the heritage precinct run from March to November at 9:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm & 3:30pm. Visit the original "Alice Spring" and learn about the origins of the town. Enjoy NT roasted coffee and homemade snacks at the Trail Station Wi-Fi Cafe and browse through the gift and souvenir shop and send a postcard from the towns original red Postbox.


The reserve grounds are a relaxing spot to have a picnic under the gum trees with BBQ and toilet facilities.

If you're after a more physical challenge, the Alice Springs Telegraph Station is the gateway to both the Alice Springs Mountain Bike Network and the starting point for the Larapinta Trail, passing through stunning Central Australian landscapes.

You can hire bikes and equipment from Outback Cycling Central in the Todd Street Mall.

Map & Directions


An easy 3km walk or ride from the Alice Springs town centre along the Riverside Trail, or a 4km drive North on Stuart Highway and onto Herbert Heritage Drive.