The Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve
If your accommodation is in town, a great option is to hire a bike from our Outback Cycling Central location (6/63 Todd Street, Todd Mall) and cycle along the newly paved 4km Riverside Bike Path to the Alice Springs Telegraph Station. The path is perfectly located alongside the Todd River and is a great link between the Alice Springs Telegraph Station and the modern township of Alice Springs.
Once at the historical prencinct, you will learn that this site was the original birthplace of Alice Springs, dating all the way back to the 1870’s. Thirty minute guided tours of the historical precinct are included in the entry fee and run four times per day: 9:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm & 3:30pm. Self-guided tours and kids quizzes are also available.
If you’re looking to relax, there is a beautiful grassy area, fit with barbecues, toilets, raised seating and large shady trees: a perfect place to picnic. Food is also available for purchase from the Trail Station Wifi Cafe. The cafe stocks cold drinks, ice creams and unique souvenirs. Plenty of outdoor seating is available to enjoy the fresh, locally roasted barista coffee, light lunch foods and home made delights – including the famous vanilla slice!
If you have chosen to hire a mountain bike, you may continue into the large network of mountain bike trails. Trail heads are posted throughout the reserve and maps are available from inside the Trail Station Wifi Cafe.
This is a destination definitely worth visiting, full of history and serenity! To find out more information about the Alice Springs Telegraph Station and Trail Station Wifi Cafe, click here. To see their Trip Advisor ratings, click here.