Caravan Rest Areas: Where To Stop Along The Way

Caravan World Staff — 26 March 2014

Safety on the road: RV rest stops

An important part of planning a long trip is to calculate the distance between stops along your driving route. For safety and comfort, stopping regularly for a roadside cuppa should always be part of the journey.

According to Mainroads WA, driving while fatigued is a major cause of more than 30% of all road crashes in Australia, so ensure you plan rest stops ahead of time for the safety of yourself, your family and other people on the road.

Road safety organisations recommend a stop every two hours on long trips. The Roads and Maritime Authority in NSW has developed this handy interactive rest area map to help you plan ahead.

Driver Reviver rest areas across Australia

The following rest areas are part of the Driver Reviver program. During peak holiday season, these stops are run by volunteers and offer a cup of tea, a biscuit and a place to rest before continuing on your journey.



Ballina - Saunders Oval, Kerr Street
Bathurst - Allan Morse Park, Gt Western Hwy, Havannah St
Bookham - Rest Area, Hume Hwy
Dubbo - Macquarie Park, Macquarie St Dubbo
Eden - Scout Hall, Princes Hwy, Wirriga & Reserve Sts
Kempsey - Pacific Hwy & Lachlan St, Sth Kempsey (Tourist Info Centre)
Orange - Next to Bunnings & Helicopter base, Mitchell Hwy
Port Macquarie - Pacific Hwy & Fernbank Creek Rd, (RTA Depot) north of turnoff at Cassergrain Wines
Tamworth - Rotary Park, New England Hwy , 3kms north
Woolgoolga - Apex Park, Pacific Highway
Yass - Mundoonan Rest Area 30 km west Yass

See the Roads and Traffic Authority, NSW for more information



Ballarat - Western Hwy Gordon, exit Westbound Lane Bungaree
Cann River - Opposite Police Station, Monaro Hwy
Castlemaine - Calder Hwy, 2km South Faraday School
Dimboola - Lochiel Wayside Stop
Healesville - Dom Dom Saddle, Maroondah Hwy
Heathcote - Lions Park High St
Leongatha - Anderson St
Orbost - Newmerella Reserve, Princes Hwy
Port Fairy - Anchorage Caravan Park
Seymour - Southbound Taungurung Rest Area, Northbound Grasst Point, Goulburn Valley Hwy + Hume Freeway
Warragul - Westbound between Drouin & Longwarry, Princes Hwy

See VicRoads for more information



Fossey River - Murchison Hwy, near Mt Pearce
Franklin River Nature Trail - Lyell Hwy, near Mt Arrowsmith
Paramatta Creek - Bass Hwy, between Latrobe & Deloraine
St Peters Pass - Midland Hwy, near Oatlands
Sidling Lookout - Tasman Hwy, between Launceston & Scottsdale

See the Road Safety Advisory Council, TAS for more information



Ardrossan - Main Coast Road, Northbound, Cemetery Cnr, South, 2km Sth Ardrossan
Berri - Monash 11 km North Berri, Sturt Hwy
Clare - Vineyard Lutheran School, Main Nth Road
Kingston - 25km North Hwy 1 towards Meningie
Meningie - Princes Hwy, main Jetty boat ramp
Mount Compass - Main Street, Information Centre
Orroroo - CFS Shed, Jamestown Road
Waikerie - Eastern side by-pass 200m, Sturt Hwy
Warnertown/Port Pirie - Warnertown Parking Bay

See Transport SA for more information



Alpha - Tourist Info Centre, Shakespeare St
Amberley - Mobil Service Station, Cunningham Hwy
Charleville - Visitor Centre, Mitchell Hwy
Fountain Springs/Mt Isa - Barkly Hwy
Goondiwindi - Cunningham Hwy, Redmond Park, Sth side
Hughenden - Apex Pk, Flinders Hwy
Inglewood - Lions Pk, Cunningham Hwy
Innisfail - Bruce Hwy & Palmerston Hwy
Maryborough - Maryborough South Travel Stop
Tully/Bilyana Creek - Bruce Hwy, 22km Sth Tully
Wallangarra - New England Hwy North
Yaamba - Bruce Hwy Rest Area

See the Department of Transport Qld for more information



Bunbury - Gull Roadhouse Myalup
Capel - Bunbury Highway, (Capel turnoff) Gelorup
Carnarvon - North West Coastal Highway
Cranbrook - Cranbrook Driver Reviver Centre
Derby - Various locations
Eucla - Border Village
Jurien - Brand Hiway/Jurien turn off
Kununurra - Halls Creek Turnoff
Majimup - Pemberton Cross Roads
Merredin - Great Eastern Highway
Northam - Caltex Parking Bay
Waroona - Old Coast Road, Preston Beach
Williams - Williams Lions Park

See RoadWise WA for more information



(NB: These are ordinary rest stops, not Driver Reviver rest stops)

Warlock - Stuart Hwy
Coomalie Creek - Stuart Hwy
Alexander Forrest Memorial - Stuart Hwy
Bonney Well - Stuart Hwy
Cannonball Memorial - Stuart Hwy
Finke River - Stuart Hwy

See the Department of Transport NT for more information


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