Rest areas

Rest areas, Paul Smedley

Travelling along Australia’s highways will get you to every corner of this great land, from the barren plains of the Nullarbor to the lush, tropical beauty of Kakadu. But there comes a time when every traveller needs to stop, rest and revive. The rest areas that line our highways offer amenities from showers to shade and, in some cases, space for a brief overnight stop. After all, there are so many wonderful places to explore that it’s worth taking the time easing your way across the many kilometres.  

Barrier Highway, Nyngan-South Australian border


Bruxner Highway Ballina-Boggabilla


Great Inland Way - Lithgow-Qld border


Gwydir Highway, Moree-Grafton


Hume Highway, Sydney-Albury


Kamilaroi Highway: Bourke – Willow Tree


Kidman Way, Newell Hwy-Bourke


Kings Highway


Mid Western Highway, Hay-Sydney


Mitchell Highway, Bathurst-Barringun


Murray Valley Highway, Robinvale-Wodonga

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New England Highway, Newcastle-Queensland border


Newell Highway, Tocumwal-Boggabilla


Olympic Highway


Oxley Highway, Port Macquarie-Nevertire


Pacific Highway, Sydney-Queensland border


Princes Highway, Victorian border-Sydney


Snowy Mountains Highway, Princes Hwy-Hume Hwy


Sturt Highway, Victorian border-Hume Highway


Waterfall Way, Armidale–Pacific Highway