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Charlotte Plains Station, Cunnamulla

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Charlotte Plains Road is approximately 30km east of Cunnamulla then there is a 20km dirt road to the station. If coming from St George there is another entry about 10-15km east of Charlotte Plains Road. Both entries are well sign-posted. Ph: 07 4655 4923.

Report By: Varena Hardy(55)
Date of Stay: September 2017 Rating: 3
Power & water is limited, if not required for camping, the bore would be nicer place to stay. There is the old shearing shed & a fenced dam close to the powered site areas. There are only about 4 or 5 powered sites. There is no TV or internet access, but you can go to the homestead to check email if needed.
Friendly staff, no complaints, staff explained park layout and facilities. Reasonable value for money $32 for 2A PN, powered, shoulder season. Amenities are close to most sites, cleanliness was average, condition is poor, water pressure is bad / Variable pressure experienced, there was adequate hot water. Inadequate number of tourist sites, some level sites, poor night lighting, sites will accommodate medium to large vans, no sites with annex slabs, shade to some sites, poor water quality, adequate sullage close by. Basic rec room, basic camp kitchen, no wireless internet available., mobile wireless not available. Quiet, open & roomy park, adequate shade, no permanent/annual vans. No playground. No pool.
Liked:- Quiet, & the artesian bore baths were fun. There is a large fire pit area which has assorted chairs, tables & cooking plates that you can use.
Disliked:- The amenities were old, tired & basic (old shearers quarters). There was minimal water access. One tap nearest to the camping was unsuitable for using in the caravan. You could access rain water in the camp kitchen/ rec room, but limited supply. I recommend you bring your own water.
Parking:- Pull in near to station homestead, go through the gate & shout loudly for help.
Added Touches:- On offer was station tours, a small museum in the old homestead, & meals with the family for an additional cost. The artesian bores were further into the station, where you could camp with out any power or water. There were very basic toilet & shower facilities here. The bore is free flowing & you can swim or soak just up from the pipes where the water has cooled slightly. Four old baths are also by the bore which you can fill & sit in to watch the sunset or star gaze.
Local Information:- About 40km to Cunnamulla.
Road Conditions:- There are 2 access roads in to the station, the one that is closer to Cunnamulla is a gravel road about 15km to the station. The second road is further east of Cunnamulla & a dirt road about 12km to the station. We were told that the dirt road would be better towing a caravan. It was very dusty, but in reasonable condition, just take it slow.