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Alice Springs Telegraph Station
Located within the Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, the Telegraph Station is the birthplace of the Alice Springs township. Is is an excellent value and must see destination to add to your itinerary while visiting the Northern Territory.
Situated 4km north of the Town Centre, the Alice Springs Telegraph Station is easily accessible for a visit. Access the Alice Springs Telegraph Station by car along the Stuart Highway and Herbert Heritage Drive. Alternatively, the Riverside Path along the Todd River provides either a short walk or cycle along the sealed path.
The Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve marks the original site of the first European settlement in Alice Springs. Established in 1871 to relay messages between Darwin and Adelaide and also linking with an underwater cable network to London, thus creating the first real communication between Australia and England. Time your visit with one of our 4 daily guided tours (included in the price of your entry). The guided tours will immerse you in the history of the Telegraph Station and the township. Most noteworthy, you will learn about how this monumental innovation that connected Australia to the rest of the World!
The Trail Station Cafe
Not only the gateway to the Alice Springs Telegraph Station, the Trail Station Cafe also boasts friendly staff. They are ready to enhance your experience while visiting, and share their local knowledge! The Trail Station Cafe offers an outdoor seated area and a great selection of gifts, books, souvenirs. The Cafe also serves ice-creams, snacks, hot and cold drinks, NT roasted coffee and delicious homemade light lunches. Also be sure to try out the famous “secret recipe” vanilla slice!
There are also many options available within the surrounding National park. Picnic areas and facilities are well appointed with BBQs and Toilet amenities available. Check out the signed walking tracks to explore the local area by foot. There is also an elaborate network of Mountain Bike Trails to see the true Alice Springs on 2 wheels. Bikes are available for rent from Outback Cycling Alice Springs in the Todd Street Mall.