Tennant Creek Telegraph Station Historical Reserve
To access the Tennant Creek Telegraph Station, you will need to collect the key from the Battery Hill Mining Centre.
The Tennant Creek Telegraph Station was built in 1872 from stone quarried from a site nearby.
If you visit the station, you will get a glimpse of the hardship, suffering and camaraderie of those who built the Overland Telegraph Line.
The telegraph line changed the Northern Territory (NT) forever and provided Australia with its first line to Britain.
It was 3,600km long and follows the steps taken by John McDouall Stuart in 1862.
On a walk through the station buildings, you'll also learn of the discovery of gold in the area in 1925 and how thousands flocked to Tennant Creek.
What to see and do
You can go on a self-guided walk and look at historical buildings at the Telegraph Station.
How to get there
The reserve is 10km north of Tennant Creek on the Stuart Highway.
Check if this park is open
All year round.
The most comfortable time of the year to visit is during the cooler months from April to September.
Tennant Creek Ranger Station phone: 08 8962 4599
For more visitor information, contact Parks and Wildlife Alice Springs.
Tennant Creek Telegraph Station Historical Reserve has all of the following facilities:
- information signs
- public toilets
- walking tracks
- historical ruins.
When visiting the historical reserve, remember all of the following:
- cultural items and wildlife are protected
- observe park safety signs
- beware of theft, lock all vehicles and secure valuables.
Last updated: 31 October 2018