There are just over 450 rest areas available all year round for you to stop at as you travel along Queensland roads. Rest areas are a place where you can stop and rest, making your journey safer and more enjoyable.
You can stop at a rest area for up to 20 hours but they are not long-term camping sites. Check with the authority responsible for the relevant rest area for more information.
The Guide to Queensland Roads will tell you which authority to contact.
At rest areas, you can use:
- picnic tables
- parking areas
- tourist and route information.
Some rest areas even have playgrounds.
There are 3 types of rest areas throughout Queensland:
- motorist rest areas—for motor vehicle and caravan stopping only
- combined motorist and heavy vehicle rest areas—where trucks, motorists, and caravans can stop and take a break—around 50 locations.