Welcome to the hottest town in Australia

Located in the north west of Australia, Marble Bar is officially the country’s hottest town, and one of the hottest places on Earth, due to its extended heatwaves that can hit around 50°C over summer.

For weeks on end between October and April, the mercury will often hit 40°C before 9am and then quickly climb to 45°C+ by lunch.

The town gained its reputation after officially recording the longest heatwave ever recorded on Earth. Anywhere can be hot for a day but the people of Marble Bar endured a heatwave for a length of time that is almost beyond comprehension. For a staggering 6 straight months from October 1923 – April 1924, the town’s daily temperatures never once dropped below 38°C.

Yeti mascot in Marble Bar

Our Idea

Our idea was to put our unique cooling solution to the ultimate test and see if it could stand up to even the most extreme conditions.

Can you really be cool and comfortable WHEREVER you are, even in one of the world’s hottest towns?

During our week there, we met some amazing people who welcomed a sudden influx of city folk with open arms, particularly our big, cuddly friend who ran around town offering cool hugs to anyone who needed one, which was everyone.

Initial Feedback

Initial feedback from the townspeople when being introduced to Coolzy was one of scepticism, given how poorly most traditional portable air conditioners and coolers have performed in local conditions over the years.

It was fascinating to watch this doubt turn into surprise and then approval as they realised how well our units worked using such little energy and how much difference it made to how cool they felt, both inside where they lived or worked, as well as out in the elements.

Bar of people being cooled by Close Comfort unit
Person being cooled by Close Comfort unit
Person being cooled by Close Comfort cooling unit in Marble Bar
People being cooled by Close Comfort cooling unit in Marble Bar
Close Comfort unit cooling camera equipment in Marble Bar

Saving our melting cameras

Our production crew also converted to advocates after filming remotely and finding they needed to quickly cool down their cameras that were badly overheating in the 40°C+ temperatures.

Without a power supply available anywhere nearby, the crew decided to test the units for themselves and connected one directly to a generator located in their van. Worked immediately!

A huge thank you goes out to everyone in Marble Bar for giving us such a memorable experience.

We can confirm the Pilbara region is a stunning part of the world and that Marble Bar has absolutely earned its title as Australia’s Hottest Town, with temperatures reaching a peak of 44.9°C while we were there in October 2019, months before the peak of summer that hits in January and February.

So, if Coolzy can work to cool one of the hottest towns on Earth, surely it can help cool your part of the world.

Close Comfort tent and unit being set up in Marble Bar
Close Comfort yeti mascot in Marble Bar
Person being cooled by Close Comfort unit