Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve marks
the original site of the first European settlement in
Alice Springs. Established in 1872 to relay messages between
Darwin and Adelaide, it is the best preserved of the 12
stations along the Overland Telegraph Line.
Open: The Reserve is accessible all year round. The
cooler months (April to October) are the most pleasant
to visit in. The Reserve is open between 8am and 9pm
all year round, and the Historical Precinct is open
between 8am and 5pm every day except Christmas.
vehicle, the Reserve is around 4km north of Alice Springs
along the Stuart Highway. Alternatively there is a walking
and cycling track into the Reserve via Schwartz Crescent
and another along the west bank of the Todd River.