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.

At the attraction you will 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 Wi-Fi Cafe with NT roasted coffee and homemade snacks, a gift and souvenir shop, and it’s still an operational post office including the towns original red Postbox.

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 it is the starting point for the Larapinta Trail. It’s also ideal for picnics, or take advantage of the public BBQs. Toilet facilities available.


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.


Time your visit with one of the 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.

The National Park Reserve is open every day from 8am – 9pm.  The shaded lawns make a popular venue for picnics and barbecues.


  • Acceptance of some concession cards
  • Accessible bathroom approx 75 m from the cafe
  • Guided tours are accessible


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


Herbert Heritage Drive Trail Station Cafe Stuart, Alice Springs Alice Springs Area Northern Territory Australia 0870