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Marble Bar

Situated 218 kilometres southeast of Port Hedland, Marble Bar is best known for being the hottest town in Australia, although perfect weather is enjoyed from April to September.

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The hottest town in Australia!

Marble Bar is a modern little town located over 200kms south east of Port Hedland. The town boasts brilliant outback scenery ripe for the exploring as well as cool shady parks and picnic areas. There are many interesting tourists spots including the Chinaman's Pool and Marble Bar Pool - perfect for picnics and swimming. The 150 odd km detour off the Great Northern Highway near Port Hedland is described by many as well worthwhile. Although holding the record of Australia's hottest town, the winter months offer visitors mild daytime temperatures and cool nights.

There are many gorges surrounding Marble Bar, including Coppin's Gap, Kitty's Gap, Carrawine Gorge, Glen Herring Gorge and Doolena Gorge. They offer safe swimming and shady picnic areas. Most are accessible by four wheel drive vehicles only. Other places to explore include the remnants of a secret WW11 air base complete with runways at Corunna Downs Station, the old Comet gold mine and museum, the Jasper fossicking area, Water Tank Hill lookout and Horizon Power lookout.

Marble Bar has licensed restaurants and cafes offering a la carte menus and takeaway foods. No visit is complete without a cold beer at the Iron Clad Hotel or a seafood dinner at the Marble Bar Travellers Stop.

Accommodation available includes Caravan Park, modern motel style units, budget style units and backpacker facilities.

Marble Bar Shire of East Pilbara Office houses the town's Visitor Information Centre; open weekdays 8.30am to 4.30pm. Weekends and after-hours tourist information and brochures are available at the Marble Bar Travellers Stop and the Marble Bar Garage. 


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