Marree Hotel, South Australia
The historic Marree Hotel offers the outback traveler a unique blend of excellent accommodation, superb food, tour and travel information, scenic flights and friendly hospitality.
Located at the junction of the legendary Oodnadatta and Birdsville Tracks, Marree is a gateway to the desert regions of far north South Australia. At this essential desert outpost, the Marree Hotel offers an exceptionally high standard of accommodation with generous rooms, excellent facilities and a choice of hotel rooms, cabins or camping.
The whole pub is excellent value and after a cold beer and sumptuous meal you’ll marvel at how such good tucker and great hospitality can be experienced in the remote north of South Australia.
The History of Marree
The Hotel has long been the social centre of the town and the commercial area since its establishment in the 1880s. As well as the welcoming bar and bistro area, the Hotel proudly showcases the region's intriguing history; from the expedition of John McDougall Stuart, the story of the Afghan Camel Trains, and the "Tom Kruse Museum", where visitors will be charmed by the story of the great Birdsville Mailman.
The Hotel is currently owned by Phil & Maria van Wegen, who also own AridAir. As experienced scenic flight operators, the van Wegens continue to provide an exceptional outback experience for all tourists. Book with AridAir to take a scenic flight over Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre and the spectacular and controversial Marree Man – one of Australia's greatest 'who-done-it' stories.
Visitors can easily fill 3 days in and around Marree. See the remnants of the Old Ghan Railway and Australia's first mosque, then venture into the surrounding region to explore natural hot springs, Muloorina Station Wetlands, Lake Harry and the Witchelina Nature Reserve.
Must Try Experiences
- Book with AridAir to take a scenic flight over Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre and the Marree Man
- Discover the story of the great Birdsville Mailman in the Tom Kruse Museum
- Take the Beyond & Back tour with Daryl Bell, OAM from Dulkaninna Station
- Try the Hotel’s signature Camel Burger
- Hear the stories and see the remnants of the Old Ghan
Getting to Marree
Marree is located at the junction of the Oodndatta and Birdsville Tracks. You’ll find the Hotel in the centre of town.
First night at an outback hotel and it was terrific. The owners are great people who seem to never sleep and yet are always friendly and cheerful. As part of our Simpson desert trip we ate dinner and light breakfast there twice and stayed one night at the hotel. All of it was enjoyable!