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 130kms (via gravel) west of Tom Price 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

  •   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
    5/13/2021

      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
    4/27/2021

      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
    10/30/2020
  •   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
    10/06/2020

      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
    9/19/2020

      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
    9/12/2020
  •   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
    8/31/2020

      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
    8/31/2020

      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
    8/28/2020
  •   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
    8/27/2020

      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
    8/04/2020

      My first station stay, lovely grassed area, sand pit for kids, fire pit, great camp kitchen and excellent ablution block. Washing machine, cafe and evening meal available. The managers of... read more

    JanineC112
    7/01/2020
  •   We stopped here on the way to Karijini from Coral Bay, we camped in our tent which we pitched in a nice site near the fire pit. Unfortunately it was... read more

    jonesey_e
    11/10/2019

      Based on rave reviews we booked a powered site for two nights (big mistake) the staff and hosts were friendly and welcoming, the fire pit is a nice touch and... read more

    Woodnavaklu
    10/03/2019

      We only stayed one night, but overall had a great experience.

    Firstly the staff, very welcoming and extremely pleasant to deal with made us feel at home as soon... read more

    CocoTampa123
    9/21/2019