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Marla is a service town in South Australia situated on the Stuart Highway at the junction with the northern end of the Oodnadatta Track.


Get in[edit]

People travelling the Oodnadatta Track will be pleased to be back on sealed road at Marla. People travelling the Stuart Highway between Alice Springs and Adelaide will find Marla a surprisingly developed service centre.


There is no development in Marla except for the service centre, which is rather sterile. The Australian outback surrounds the town. Across the highway from the service centre, the Ghan train line stretches as far as the eye can see in each direction.


Take a break, and then keep on driving.


The small supermarket sells souvenirs and postcards, and range of essentials, and some clothing.


There is a food outlet and small supermarket here selling food and drinks as part of the service complex.


Yes, you can get a beer at Marla, in the complex.


There is a modern motel as part of the service complex at Marla.



Get out[edit]

Alice Springs is around 400km to the North, Coober Pedy around 200km to the South and Oodnadatta around 200km down the Oodnadatta track. Keep driving.

Routes through Marla
DarwinAlice Springs  N noframe S  Coober PedyPort Augusta

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