Picnics, BBQs and Amenities
The National Park Reserve is open every day from 8am – 9pm. The shaded lawns make a popular venue for picnics and barbecues. The public facilities available include:
- Information signs
- Drinking water
- Public toilets
- Disabled access
- Picnic tables
- Ranger station – for emergency contact only
Cycling & Mountain Biking
The Alice Springs Telegraph Station is home to the Alice Springs Mountain Bike Trail Network. There are many paths throughout the park, and these are suitable for all cyclists. All paths are also shared with pedestrians so please be aware of this when riding.
The extensive Mountain Bike Trails offer riders great opportunities to test and progress their skills. The trails wind their way in and around the picturesque Alice Springs Telegraph Station Reserve. Riders enjoy some of the best mountain bike trails in Australia along with beautiful views of the Australian Outback. The trails are all marked and maps are available from us.
Mountain Bike hire is available through the Trail Station – Alice Springs Telegraph Station. Keep reading for bike details and costs.
Click here to download a copy of the Mountain Bike Trails Map MTB Trail Map
Guided Mountain Bike Tours
This is a fantastic way to see the real Central Australia on 2 wheels. Join our local guides who will take you on some of the best Mountain bike trails in Australia! The tour experience lasts 3 hours and our guides will take you on a variety of different trails, depending on the riding capabilities of our clients, there is something for everyone. Tours start from Outback Cycling in the Todd Street Mall. You will stop in to The Trail Station Cafe, where you can purchase cold drinks and snacks for the ride and awesome coffee and home made delights to enjoy post tour.
To book or find our more details contact Outback Cycling on (08) 8952 1541.
Outback Cycling in the Todd Street Mall has the whole family covered for bike hire – whatever your biking needs!
Hire townie cruisers for coasting along Alice’s fantastic sealed paths around town, or Mountain Bikes to hit the trails. Toddler Seats, trailers and tag-alongs also available!
A reduced range is also available to hire at the Trail Station Cafe at the Telegraph Station, but we recommend you call the Central office on (08 8952 1541) to secure your preferred bikes.
In addition to the two tracks leading to the Alice Springs Telegraph Station from Alice Springs town centre, there is also a series of short, marked walks can be accessed from the Trail Station Cafe area, traversing the hill country within the Park and many of these tracks are shared with cyclists
Section 1 of the Larapinta Trail to Simpsons Gap also starts here. The Larapinta is a world class walking trails winding it’s way along the mighty West MacDonnell Ranges. Split into 12 sections, the trails takes walkers along some of Central Australia’s most scenic lookouts and hidden gems. Starting in Alice springs the trail finishes with breath taking view atop of Mt. Sonder. For more information visit the Parks & Wildlife Commission NT Larapinta Trail information website
Other useful links
Outback Cycling offers bike hire and Guided Mountain Bike Tours around Alice Springs. They also offer bike hire at Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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