Marble Bar and Chinaman’s Pools

Spanning the Coongan River, the Jasper creates a stunning backdrop and sets the scene for a beautiful picnic spot. Enjoy the tranquil scenic charm of this oasis, which provides some respite from what is known to be the hottest town in Australia.

Marble Bar and Chinamans Pools2The Marble Bar Pool A Class Reserve attracts an abundance of wildlife. Enjoy listening to the calls of the surrounding birds, and soak up the magnificence of this pristinely rugged landscape.
Geology enthusiasts will enjoy the spectacular outcrops and appreciate the chance to see some of the oldest Archaean Rocks in the world.

The Marble Bar Pool is located just a few minutes’ drive from the town of Marble Bar adjacent to Chinamans Pool, three hours’ drive south of Port Hedland.Both the Marble Bar and Chinamans pools are located in an A Class remove and the removal of rock etc can attract a $10,000 fine. Jasper can be found at the Jasper Deposit

Marble Bar was named after a local deposit of mineral first thought to be marble, but which later proved to be jasper (a highly coloured cryptocrystalline variety of quartz). It crosses the Coongan River about 5 km west of the town and is clearly signposted off General Street, beyond the Government Buildings.

The watering hole below the Bar is a popular swimming area for locals. Both the Marble Bar Pool and the nearby Chinaman’s Pool are suitable for swimming and picnicking. The latter was named after the Chinese market gardens which were once established here by Chinese migrants to the goldfields.