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

Cobb Highway, Moama-Barrier Highway

Darling River Run, Wentworth-Bourke

Federal Highway, Barton Highway-Hume Highway

Golden Highway, New England Highway-Dubbo

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

Lachlan Valley Way, Kidman Highway-Hume Highway

Mid Western Highway, Hay-Sydney

Mitchell Highway, Bathurst-Barringun

Monaro Highway, Victorian border-Cann River

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

Silver City Highway, Wentworth-Queensland border

Snowy Mountains Highway, Princes Hwy-Hume Hwy

Sturt Highway, Victorian border-Hume Highway

Waterfall Way, Armidale–Pacific Highway