Madura Pass, Ken Stepnell

Madura, comprising a roadhouse, motel and caravan park on the Eyre Highway, lies midway between Adelaide and Perth on the Nullarbor Plain. It is remarkable, given the isolation of the area, that Madura Station was settled in 1876 to breed horses, which were then shipped across to India for use by the British Army. Now Madura is surrounded by private sheep stations. Locals operate on Central Western Time, 45 minutes ahead of the rest of Western Australia.

Visitor Information

Madura Pass Oasis Motel and Roadhouse, Eyre Hwy; (08) 9039 3464

Nearby national parks

  • Nullarbor National Park

    Declared in 1979, the huge Nullarbor National Park is a 50-kilometre by 200-kilometre strip of the famous Nullarbor Plain, stretching from...more

Nearby towns

  • Cocklebiddy

    This tiny settlement, comprising a roadhouse with motel units, caravan sites and camping facilities, lies between Madura and Caiguna on the...more

  • Caiguna

    The small community of Caiguna, on the Nullarbor Plain, consists of a 24-hour roadhouse, caravan park, motel, restaurant and service...more

  • Eucla

    Eucla is the largest settlement on the Nullarbor Plain, located just near the South Australian border. The ruins of a telegraph station...more


Blowholes: smaller versions of the one found at Caiguna. Look for the red marker beside the track; 1 km N.

Madura Pass Lookout: spectacular views of the Roe Plains and Southern Ocean; 1 km W on highway.

Campsites around town

Madura Pass Motel

This roadhouse with caravan park facilities is on the Eyre Hwy at Madura, 92 km east of Cocklebiddy. Bring firewood. A road opposite the Madura Roadhouse leads to a number of small blowholes; ask at the roadhouse for... Find out more

Cocklebiddy Roadhouse Caravan Park 89 km

Cocklebiddy Roadhouse has accommodation and caravan park facilities for visitors travelling along the Eyre Hwy, 66 km east of Caiguna. If you have a 4WD, take a detour to experience the pristine beauty of Nuytsland... Find out more

Rest areas around town

Olwolgin Bluff rest area 23 km

67km E of Cocklebiddy (L) or 24km W of Madura (R)

Well off the highway surrounded by scrub.

Moodini Bluff rest area 25 km

25km E of Madura (L) or 90km W of Mundrabilla (R)

Well off the highway in the scrub at the base of the plateau.

Moonera rest area 46 km

44km E of Cocklebiddy (R) or 47km W of Madura (L)

Secluded in scrub well off the highway.

Carlabeencabba Rockhole rest area 47 km

47km E of Madura (R) or 68km W of Mundrabilla (L)

Well off the highway behind the parking bay.

Boolaboola rest area 61 km

61km E of Madura (R) or 54km W of Mundrabilla (L)

Well off the highway among trees.

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