Outback Towns

Marree

685kms north of Adelaide in South Australia, at the junction of the Oodnadatta and Birdsville tracks’ lies a small town with a population of approximately 70 people – Marree.

About Marree

685kms north of Adelaide in South Australia, at the junction of the Oodnadatta and Birdsville tracks’ lies a small town with a population of approximately 70 people – Marree.

Originally the area was named ‘Herrgott Springs’, however the name of the town was changed in 1918 (after World War 1)to Marree due to the anti-German attitude at the time.

In 1840, explorer Edward Eyre passed through the region, however it wasn’t until 1859 when explorer John Stuart and his assistant ‘Herrgott’ visited the area and discovered the ‘springs’ that the area was named. ‘Herrgott Springs’ (now Marree) didn’t become an official town until the railway reached the town in 1883.

Albeit a small town, Marree has ample to offer tourists including; cultural and nature-based tours, joy flights, a 1939 Simpson Desert Expedition Memorial and Museum Park.

Accommodation in Marree includes hotel, motel, caravan and camping accommodation.

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