Meet Robin the Outback Mum
While a blossoming romance with a rugged Australian cowboy became the reason Robin swapped her Texan lifestyle for station life in the Pilbara, she also fell deeply in love with the vast grassy plains and picturesque shady waterholes of Western Australia’s stunning outback.
Intrigued by her Grandparents’ tales of visits ‘Down Under’, an opportunity to head to Western Australia’s Pilbara region led Robin to a working station where she swapped the rolling green hills of her ranch back home for intensely coloured red earth, silver trunked gum trees and unfamiliar birdsong.
Robin’s outback adventure took a romantic turn as a rugged Aussie bloke in an Akubra hat took her flying above the ancient landscape. Without knowing it then, her future lay before her - literally all half a million acres of it.
Cheela Plains Station offers a welcome stop when road tripping between Ningaloo and Karijini, and visitors are invited to stay, camp and explore Robin’s immense backyard.
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There’s More to Explore in the Pilbara...
Known collectively as the Mackerel Islands, Thevenard and Direction Island provide you with the perfect escape. Renowned for incredible wildlife experiences, both on land and at sea, the natural beauty of the Mackerel Islands is the perfect Pilbara getaway.
Karijini National Park
As you stand amongst the ancient geological formations of Karijini National Park, you feel awestruck at the red layered cliffs that line the spectacular gorges eroded by nature over billions of years. This Pilbara playground is as accessible as it is beautiful.
Imagine wandering through an outdoor gallery filled with up to a million pieces of priceless Australian art! Murujuga National Park’s Burrup Peninsula and Dampier Archipelago showcases what is thought to be the highest concentration of rock engravings of any known site in the world.
Millstream Chichester National Park
On your self-drive adventure through the Pilbara, a visit to Millstream Chichester National Park will reveal a tranquil oasis of permanent pools perfect for cooling off and relaxing.The park boasts tranquil gorges and hidden rock pools, like Python Pool which holds fresh water year round.
With 42 islands and islets of the Dampier Archipelago to explore, chances of you running into another person are minimal, giving you the opportunity to unwind and discover the coast’s untamed wilderness.
With a bustling city centre, Karratha's recent reinvention will surprise you, but best of all Karratha's location means it is surrounded by iconic natural attractions including Hearson Cove, the Burrup Peninsula and Millstream Chichester National Park.
This drive route highlights Aboriginal stories where the mighty warlu emerged from the sea and carved its way through the stunning Pilbara landscape. The interpretive signage along the drive opens your eyes to the secrets of this country and its historical, cultural and natural wonders.
Massive ships, towering salt piles, some of the world’s longest trains and a range of natural attractions make for an interesting visit to Port Hedland in the Pilbara. Port Hedland is also home to a range of natural attractions.
Cool off in Marble Bar in the swimming hole below the jasper and the adjacent Chinaman’s Pool, both popular picnicking spots. The winter months boast mild daytime temperatures and cool nights, perfect for sightseeing.