Marree - SA



DEG: -29.645121 138.061752
DMS: 29º 38' 42.43" S 138º 03' 42.31" E
UTM: 54 J 6716927mN 215546mE
Altitude: 44.33m


Place Type

Population - Town


588.08kms North of Adelaide - Driving 652 km (7 hours 31 mins)

Address & Contact

Callanna Terrace
Marree SA 5733
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A
Web: N/A


Located 685 km north of Adelaide, Marree is an old settlement on the edge of the vast desert area of Central Australia. It has an average annual rainfall of only 155 mm.

The area around Marree was first explored by Europeans when, In 1840, Edward John Eyre travelled north from Spencer Gulf and reached the southern shores of Lake Eyre South. In 1859 John McDouall Stuart entered the area and it was his assistant Herrgott who discovered the mound springs after which the early town took its name - although somewhere along the way poor Herrgott lost an 'r' and the settlement became Hergott Springs. The camp became an official town in 1883 when the railway reached it. it was then renamed Marree.

Whilst the Marree Hotel is the epicentre of the town, there is no bank, but mobile phone service came in 2019. The bore water is unpalatable (although it is fine for washing, bathing and cleaning your teeth) so come prepared. Power is by generator and outages are common at the town's establishments so bring a torch! Wifi is available from the Marree Hotel (for a small fee) and they have an ATM. Friday nights is darts at the hotel and latest release movies are screened in the Marree Cinema each week.

Around the Marree township you can see the original mail truck used by the legendary Tom Kruse in the 1930's and lots of Ghan Railway memorabilia.

For a taste of what you can expect to see at Maree, please enjoy this 30 second film by Member - George Royter, made exclusively for

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Closest Weather Station

Marree Airport at 13/11:00pm CST
Distance from Marree 1.64km SE
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Closest Climatic Station

Marree Comparison
Distance from Marree 0.38km SE
Mean Max. °C37.936.833.928.523.119.619.121.425.729.533.336.1
Mean Min. °C21.421.
Mean Rain mm17.221.214.410.713.313.710.09.110.613.212.016.5

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