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 Karjini 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

  • star rating  We had been told Cheela Plains was the bees knees by friends so already had a high expectation when we arrived.Unwhelmed when we arrived with a circular lawn with vans... read more

    caddyandbellA
    29/07/2022

    star rating  We just had 2 lovely nights (either side of a few nights in Karijini). We had the comfy famliy guest room and we were all very snug and loved... read more

    dimityt2022
    17/07/2022

    star rating  After nine days of trekking and driving long distances we were glad to break up our journey at this huge cattle station and spend a night. The family room was... read more

    VatsalS
    21/06/2022
  • star rating  We spent 4 days, 3 nights at the wonderful Cheela Plains Station. All of the staff were so helpful, especially the lady at reception ( sorry I don't remember... read more

    DG0961
    16/05/2022

    star rating  We stayed at Cheela plains over the Easter weekend. We wanted to stay at Mussel Pool but not open till 1st May. Advised that if weather stayed good we could... read more

    Roamingnomads
    07/05/2022

    star rating  We were welcomed by wonderful people, Suzi and Col were so lovely very accommodating and helpful. Nice clean facilities I highly recommend staying here. Great 4wd tracks to do and... read more

    Gill B
    02/10/2021
  • star rating  This is the second time we have stayed at the station and it was as good as the first time. You can drive past it if you're not careful so... read more

    OwenTheTraveller60
    27/09/2021

    star rating  Excellent visit that we came back for more!! Enjoyable stay with young family.

    Stay, Showers and toilet was immaculate, even higher standards than some other accomodation in Karijini.... read more

    ferozi2020
    21/09/2021

    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