Getting to Marree

Marree is the gateway to Lake Eyre.

Marree is 49 metres above sea level (161ft) where as Lake Eyre at its lowest point is 15 metres below sea level. The population in 2006 was 70 from the Bureau of statistics ABS

The record high was 49.4° Celsius on the 02 Jan 1941 BOM

Latitude:  29.65° S Longitude:  138.06° E

Marree is located 677Kms North of Adelaide which takes about 7 hours and 45 minutes by car.

other distances from Marree

Lyndhurst – 76kms South

Roxby Downs – 151kms South West

Innamincka -335kms North East

Olympic Dam – 199Kms South West

The easiest way to drive to Marree is to travel from the south via Lyndhurst, due to it being a sealed Highway to Lyndhurst.

The get there from the North West travel via the Oodnadatta track..

If your traveling from Queensland you have the option approaching from the North East on the Birdsville track direct to Marree or via Innamincka and then Lyndhurst, on the Strzelecki Track.

Be sure to check the road conditions before you leave.

Road conditions can also be checked using this visual map


Flying in

Qantas flys into Olympic dam with the Qantas link domestic service. We can transfer you from Olympic Dam.

Click our link page here for more information on Olympic Dam transfers.

If you would prefer to drive from Olympic dam to Marree a number of hire car companies can rent you a 2×4 or a 4×4. There are also 4 wheel drives with extras on them as well.

They are based at Olympic dam and can be contacted

Budget: (08) 8671 2599

Avis: (08) 8671 0677

Hertz: (08) 8671 2287