Ranger Station phone: (08) 8962 4599
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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.
All year round.
The most comfortable time of the year to visit is during the cooler months from April to September.
The reserve is 10km north of Tennant Creek on the Stuart Highway.
Tennant Creek Telegraph Station Historical Reserve has all of the following facilities:
When visiting the historical reserve, remember all of the following:
Last updated: 18 January 2019