Marree is traditionally the stopping off place for travellers venturing up the Oodnadatta or Birdsville Tracks and Lake Eyre South. The town can accommodate more visitors than than there are locals.
Marree has a rich Aboriginal, Afghan and European heritage. It was once a bustling railhead with camel trains carrying supplies inland along the Oodnadatta and Birdsville Tracks. The section of town where the Afghans lived was known as Ghantown. At dusk in the 1800s, chants of their prayers would drift across town.
Don’t miss the Camel Cup on the first weekend in July.
More information is available at the Information/Teli-Centre in the middle of town.