Alice Springs Telegraph Station
Telegraph Station Trail Station Wifi Cafe
Alice Springs Telegraph Station

Alice Springs Telegraph Station

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.

  • Information

    Opening times

    • Monday: Closed
    • Tuesday: Closed
    • Wednesday: Closed
    • Thursday: Closed
    • Friday: Closed
    • Saturday: Closed
    • Sunday: Closed

    Entry cost

    • Indicative Prices tickets from $13.00 to $16.10
      Entry fee includes a guided tour. Tours depart at 9:30am and 11:30am daily between November - March. Bookings are not required.
    • Child tickets from $6.75 to $9.90
      Children under 6 are free.


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


    Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids) Caters for people who use a wheelchair. Caters for people who are deaf or have hearing loss.


    • COVID Safe
    • Quality Tourism Accreditation
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