Marble Bar Pool

West Coast Australia

This appealing waterhole (no swimming, unfortunately) looks particularly impressive when it fills up with rainwater during the cooler months. Its banks are fringed with jasper that was originally mistaken for marble – which gives the town its name.

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Nearby West Coast Australia attractions

1. Water Tank Lookout

2.12 MILES

Take the unpaved and steep road up to the water tank for a panoramic view of the town and the parched countryside.

2. Comet Gold Mine Museum

3.35 MILES

Opposite the now-defunct gold mine, 7km out of town, the caretaker (Gerald) of this absorbing little museum is happy to talk you through the history of…