The historical Telegraph Station is situated 11km north of town on the Stuart Highway
Step back in time as you experience the ‘untouched beauty’ of one of the oldest buildings in the Northern Territory. Embedded with communicative links and pastoral history from 1872 the solitary stone buildings were a welcome sight for the traveller of yesteryear. Strategically placed signs help guide visitors around the site while an information sheet together with a key enables entry into the buildings. Displays inside include photos and historical data. Also situated at the Telegraph Station are two early pioneer graves. Refundable deposit for key; collect from the Tennant Creek Visitor information Centre. There are only 4 of these historic repeater stations still standing (once there were 15, the 4th has no public access). Discover the other remaining two at Alice Springs and Barrow Creek.

Tennant Creek Telegraph Station

Tennant Creek Barkly Region
Visit Tennant Creek Telegraph Station, once a remote refuge and supply point for travellers and an important part of the colonial telegraph system. Take the self-guided w... show more


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