• Try your hand at Morse Code at the Alice Springs Telegraph Station

Park Activities

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
  • BBQs
  • Ranger station – for emergency contact only

Cycling & Mountain Biking

The Trail Station Wi-Fi Cafe is the gateway to the Alice Springs Telegraph Station - you can also hire bikes

The Trail Station Wi-Fi Cafe is the gateway to the Alice Springs Telegraph Station – you can also hire bikes

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.

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 local guides who will take you on some of the best Mountain bike trails in Australia! The tour experience lasts 3 hours and can cater to all levels of mountain biker, from the most beginner to expert. You will experience a variety of different trails suitable to your skill level. There’s something for everyone!

Tours start from Outback Cycling in the Todd Street Mall. You will visit to The Trail Station Cafe post-tour for complimentary coffee and home made delights!

To book or find out more details click here, or contact Outback Cycling directly on (08) 8952 1541 or central@outbackcycling.com

Bike Hire


Outback Cycling in the Todd Street Mall has a large variety of town bikes and mountain bikes.

Townie cruisers are perfect for coasting along Alice’s fantastic sealed paths around town and getting to the Alice Springs Desert Park, Araluen Cultural Precinct, the Telegraph Station, School of the Air or any other attractions you’d like to see!

Mountain bikes are perfect for getting off the sealed path and onto the beaten path. Ride through the single trail network or make the beautiful journey to Simpsons Gap!


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

Mountain Bike trails and walking paths from the Alice Springs Telegraph Station - Park Activities

Mountain Bike trails and walking paths from the Alice Springs Telegraph Station – Park Activities


Useful Links

Outback Cycling

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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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