While Marble Bar has earned the reputation of the hottest town in Australia from the consistently high temperatures it receives, the winter months boast mild daytime temperatures and cool nights, perfect for sightseeing.
Coincide your visit to Marble Bar with the biggest event on the town’s calendar. The Marble Bar Horse Race! A social occasion since 1893, join the locals as they gather at the red dirt racetrack to enjoy the country picnic race day atmosphere. This year it will be run on 2 July.
Marble Bar gets its name from what was thought to be a colourful Marble Bar that crosses the Coongan River. The rock is in fact jasper. Cool off in the swimming hole below the jasper and the adjacent Chinaman’s Pool, both popular picnicking spots.
This interesting outback town was pioneered during the gold rush days of the late 1800’s. Marble Bar is also home to the Comet Gold Mine and the Corunna Downs Airbase which was one of the best kept secrets of World War 2.
While there are many interesting and historical places to visit in Marble Bar, don’t forget to pose with the town’s sunburst sign which states “Warmest welcome from Australia’s Hottest Town.”
How to get there
Marble Bar is located 152km south east of Port Hedland and 242km north of Newman.