Alice Springs Telegraph Station Entry & Guided Tour

From AUD $15.00
  • Duration: 1 Hours (approx.)
  • Location: Alice Springs, NT
  • Product code: P26G71

The Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve marks the original site of the first European settlement in Alice Springs. Established in 1871 to relay morse code messages between Adelaide and Darwin, this vital hub of the Overland Telegraph Line also linked Australia up with the British undersea telegraph network.  Prior to 1872 when the overland telegraph line was connected with the finished, it could take up to 3 or 4 months to send a message back to the "Motherland" by boat, but afterwards a telegram in morse code could get to London from Adelaide in as little as 3 to 4 hours!  The museum site here also includes intersectional and Stolen Generation history, as well as World War 2 history from the era when Alice Springs became a military base. Time your visit with one of our daily guided tours (included in the price of your entry) - these run at 9:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm from March through November, with only the morning tours available in the summer months (December through February).  Our guided tours will immerse you in the history of the Telegraph Station and the fledgling township that it became, as well as the history of morse code, the Overland Telegraph Line, and the Bungalow (stolen generation) Era.

  • Locals are free - just show ID on arrival

  • You are welcome to enter any time between 8:30am - 5pm, pop in to the Trail Station cafe to grab your map and let our staff know you are here.

  • The guided tour runs for approximately 30mins, after which time you are free to explore the historic precinct, and National Park yourself for as long as you please

  • Our cafe has freshly brewed NT roasted coffee, and a great selection of cakes and sandwiches made on site.

  • If you require any assistance with your booking, please contact our office directly on (08) 8952 3993, or e-mail us: