Alice Springs Telegraph Station

Historical Sites and Heritage Locations

The Alice Springs Telegraph Station is a historic museum precinct with indoor and outdoor displays, 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, the Alice Springs Telegraph Station has become the best restored in Australia with a commitment to authenticity, and the restored stone buildings house furnishings and artefacts from early last century.

Experience a guided tour of the heritage precinct, visit the original “Alice Spring” and learn about the origins of the town. Kids can complete an educational quiz and win a prize.

Enjoy the Trail Station café with NT-roasted coffee and homemade snacks, a gift and souvenir shop. The station is still an operational post office and includes the town’s original red post-box.

At the Trail Station, the Alice Springs Telegraph Station is also the gateway to the Alice Springs Mountain Bike Trail Network and parks walks, and is the starting point for the Larapinta Trail. It’s also ideal for picnics, and you can take advantage of the free public BBQs. Toilet facilities are available.


Barbeque Cafe Carpark Coach Parking Family Friendly Food and Refreshments Picnic Area Public Toilet Shop / Gift Shop

Disabled Assistance

Caters for hearing impairment Caters for limited mobility Wheelchair access


Australian Tourism Export Council Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation Visitor Information Centre


Australian Tourism Accreditation COVID Safe


From AU$13.00

Entry fee includes a guided tour. Tours depart at 9:30am and 11:30am daily between November – March.
Bookings are not required.

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