Charlotte Plains delivers authentic outback experience
Working sheep and cattle property open for visitors to enjoy.
Birdwatching, yabbying, stargazing, bush camping and relaxing, naturally heated artesian water baths are just some of the attractions at Charlotte Plains station in outback Queensland.
Charlotte Plains, established in the 1860s, is a family-owned and operated working sheep and cattle station near Cunnamulla.
With several thousand sheep roaming the property, there is plenty of station activity to observe and keep you entertained.
More than 130 species of birds can be spotted along with a wide variety of wildlife and livestock including kangaroos, emus, sheep, cattle, goats, horses, dogs and chickens.
Station proprietor Robyn Russell, 74, is available to provide a guided tour of her family’s property, including its history as a working sheep station.
Visitors can relax by soaking in the outdoor baths filled with warm, mineralised waters rising from the Great Artesian Basin, 600m below.
There are multiple outdoor bathtubs, and you can even canoe along the waterways around the bore – a unique experience on a sheep station.
Charlotte Plains appeals to many visitors including private groups, fly-ins (utilising the station’s airstrip), coach tours, birdwatching groups, artists, grey nomads and families.
Campsites (powered and non-powered) and room accommodation are available.
Room accommodation, both twin single and double, is available in the shearers’ quarters.
Camp sites are available from $25 per night; twin single room shearers quarters from $170 for two nights’ accommodation and double room shearers’ quarters from $200 for two nights.
The guided tour is subject to availability for fees of $32 (adult) and $10 (child), which helps support the station’s upkeep.
Charlotte Plains is a 45-minute drive from Cunnamulla or two hours’ drive from St George.
It is accessible by 4WD and 2WD vehicles (subject to wet weather road access restrictions).