Recommended as a tourist attraction
is the local cemetery, and the last resting place of the Aboriginal, European,
Afghan populations, who worked the railway and surrounding station properties in
the area. Descendants of the famed Afghan and Indian cameleers still call Marree
home and hidden somewhere here theres a treasure trove of stories, but no-ones
around to tell them. Hurry, see Marree before it blows away.
Petrol and tyre
services are available. Theres a Post Office at the Marree Roadhouse and a
small clinic in case of medical emergencies.
Arabunna traditional owner
Dodd takes tours of the Lake Eyre region and visits to the Marree Man. Reg can be
reached at the Arabunna Cultural Centre.
Public transport to and from Marree
there is none, however...
How to get there?
in Port Augusta are hoping to operate a bus service by the end of 2006, otherwise its by your own
private jet to Marree airstrip, hitchhike or car. The last 80 km north of
Lyndhurst is on a good gravel road, so 4WD is not necessary, but keep the
speed down and allow plenty of time to enjoy the vista of empty desert.
In the Tracks of the Camelmen: Outback Australias Most Exotic Pioneers
Pamela Raikowski, published by
Marree and the tracks beyond in black and white (Commemorating the Centenary
of Marree 1883-1983)
Lois Litchfield, published by the Author May 1983 (Box 343, Quorn SA 5433)
There is a local Telecentre with some tourist information or visit nearby
visitor centre at Copley and
Leigh Creek. Check out our listing of Marree accommodation.