Chinaman's Pool and Picnic Area

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Chinaman's Pool and Picnic Area is a must-see natural bucket list attraction and popular swimming hole located at Marble Bar in the Pilbara Region of Western Australia.

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. The 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 Chinaman's Pool, three hours’ drive south of Port Hedland. Both the Marble Bar and Chinaman's Pools are located in an A Class reserve and the removal of rock can attract an AUD$10,000 fine.

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.


  • Sight-seeing
  • Swimming
  • Bush walking
  • Photography
  • Picnics


  • Picnic area
  • Car park

Important Information


  • Always do some research before heading out for your journey. Visit the local visitor information centre for the most up to date information.
  • Stay safe and get the most out of your visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care.
  • Wear suitable footwear and ensure to wear appropriate clothing to protect yourself from the elements when outside exploring.
  • Plan ahead and ensure to take enough food and water for your journey.
  • Always stay on the marked tracks where possible. Never climb fences, they are there for your own safety.
  • Please consider the environment, take your rubbish with you or place in the bins provided. We want to ensure these beautiful places are still here for our future generations to enjoy.
  • Ensure to let a responsible adult know of your plans and report back into them once you have finished exploring for the day.
  • National park fees may apply for national parks in Western Australia. Check the parks website for bookings and/ or further details.
  • Entry fees may change at anytime at the discretion of WA Parks and Wildlife Services, check their website for the most up to date information.

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Location & Supplier

Chinaman's Pool and Picnic Area

Address: Chinaman's Pool, Marble Bar Pool Road, Marble Bar, Western Australia



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