Pilbara Oasis between Karijini & Ningaloo

Cheela Plains Station is a family owned and managed working cattle station nestled in the semi-arid, pastoral rangelands of the Pilbara in northern Western Australia. Our station-stay is a welcome stop for travellers on the Nanutarra-Munjina Road between the World Heritage listed Ningaloo Reef and Karijini National Park.

Cheela Plains Station spans the Beasley River Gorge with ancient rock formations that can be traced to the origins of the range in Karijini National Park.

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STAY

We offer comfortable rooms, powered campground sites and secluded wilderness camping. Evening meals are available 7 days a week. We are 2 wheel drive accessible.

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DINE

We offer breakfast and dinner, but if you can't stay the night, stop in, take a break and enjoy a cuppa and scrumptious home-made cake, available in the Red Plains Café.

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GETTING HERE

Cheela Plains is located 170kms southwest of Tom Price Visitor Centre (via Paraburdoo) and 320kms northeast of Exmouth on the Nanutarra-Munjina Road (Hwy 136).  The Station Campground is situated 1km off the main highway and is accessible by 2 wheel drive car.

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STATION EVENTS

Each year, we are introducing new and exciting events on Cheela.  In 2020, we again hosted our 'Space Safari'  an introduction to astrophotography under the magnificent night sky of the Pilbara. Everything from landscape to deep-sky astrophotography will be covered.   Stay tuned for the announcement of 2021 event dates.

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Our Guests Say It Best

  • star rating  I have never felt so happy and relaxed in a place since arriving in Australia 30 years ago. The staff were amazing, many thanks to Colin and Sue and... read more

    KevinT782
    18/09/2021

    star rating  We only had one night at Cheela, and to be honest, I was nervous! But I needn't have been. It was professionally run and a great experience. I could probably... read more

    _susie_Oz
    31/08/2021

    star rating  We stayed for one night on our way to Karijini. Nice room and price included dinner and breakfast. Room was neat and had great air con as was a warm... read more

    MissRB72
    26/08/2021
  • star rating  I had quite high expectations of this station stay, especially at a cost of $410 for dinner, bed and breakfast. Dinner was nice and the breakfast was... read more

    Seamus53
    23/07/2021

    star rating  We had a powered caravan site with a great lawn area nearby and great ablutions and barbecue area. We had a $10 hamburger for dinner for a change which was... read more

    Rocketradunz
    13/05/2021

    star rating  What an absolutely beautiful way to spend a long weekend. We were lucky enough to be there for ANZAC day and could attend a ceremony. Such a lovely... read more

    GerryParsons
    27/04/2021
  • star rating  There's not only iron ore in the Pilbara, there are gems too. This place is one, got everything you need and more. Fully equipped camp kitchen (but if you are... read more

    JohannesA27
    30/10/2020

    star rating  Spent the first night at the station camping area after our camper door flew along the Ashburton Downs road and filled the interior with a good centimetre of bulldust -... read more

    273pennyg
    06/10/2020

    star rating  A few people said they drove past this... DONT!! You must go in. From the first phone call talking to les it was a pleasure. Burger nights got everyone around... read more

    messy3108
    19/09/2020
  • star rating  Like most people we stayed at Cheela Plains after a trip to Karijini as it was on the way to Exmouth. Our accommodation was a donger (the smallest I have... read more

    Deryn
    12/09/2020

    star rating  We stayed overnight at Cheela Plains and were thoroughly impressed with the place and the service we received from Les and his team. In fact we were so impressed we... read more

    FitzyC_13
    31/08/2020

    star rating  We stayed overnight at Cheela Plains and were thoroughly impressed with the place and the service we received from Les and his team. In fact we were so impressed we... read more

    FitzyC_13
    31/08/2020
  • star rating  We had an amazing time at Cheela Plains. The hospitality is amazing. The campsites are brilliant and the facilities are just perfect. Lovely touches like horseshoes as hanging pegs in... read more

    Dreamer44818
    28/08/2020

    star rating  Returning to Perth from Karijini, some friends suggested staying at Cheela Plains, a family-owned cattle station 90 kilometres west of Paraburdoo. The property is lovingly tended by the station stay... read more

    Flyer743944
    27/08/2020

    star rating  we camped on the grass in a tent, in late July. The entire expoerience was wonderful, camping facilities were spotless and complete, swimming at Mussel Pool, wondering around the station... read more

    Companion720920
    04/08/2020