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.
Madura Pass Oasis Motel and Roadhouse, Eyre Hwy; (08) 9039 3464
Nearby national parks
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
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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.
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.