We are often asked about what resources can be used to find rest areas as you travel. There are quite a number of websites and apps (both free and paid) that can give you details of where you can pull up, and ‘stop, revive, survive’.
Commercially available books or apps such as WikiCamps Australia or Camps Australia Wide (both available in book form, through iTunes or the Google Play store) are a great resources, as are websites like Explore Australia (just go to www.exploreaustralia.net.au to see their list of rest areas in each State).
In addition to these, you can find more information about rest areas using the following links:
- New South Wales – www.rms.nsw.gov.au/roads/using-roads/trip-information/rest-areas
- Queensland – publications.qld.gov.au/dataset/guide-to-queensland-roads
- Victoria – www.vicroads.vic.gov.au
- South Australia (RAA) – www.raa.com.au/motoring-and-road-safety/rest-stop-locator-app
- Western Australia – www.mainroads.wa.gov.au
- Northern Territory – nt.gov.au/driving/safety/road-rest-stops-in-nt
Finally, keep in mind that the rules for one rest area can differ to those of others, so make sure you check the rules for each individual area before stopping.
This article has been provided by our mates at Workabout Australia
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