North Queensland Free Camping

North Queensland! The very name conjures up visions of white sandy beaches, toasty days and balmy nights. Delicious tropical fruits, succulent seafood and holidays on sandy coral islands.

For over a hundred years, sugar cane was a predominant part of the landscape up in the north and while it is still an important industry, it now takes a back row to industries as diverse as tourism, coal mining and fruit growing.
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Crawford Creek Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/crawford-creek-rest-area/qld
The Crawford Creek Rest Area is adjacent to the Landsborough Highway on a vast, flat plain with few trees. It is adjacent to the Western River, a labyrinth of channels which fill and flood the area in the wet. This is Channel Country.
Free Overnight CampMaximum 20 hrsDay Rest AreaToiletsMobile Phone CoveragePicnic TablesFire PlaceBinPets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Julia Creek Camping Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/julia-creek-camping-area/qld
At Julia Creek Camping Area, you can camp on either side of the bridge over the old highway. Plenty of room in this level area on the bank of Julia Creek (the waterway) and just a short distance from Julia Creek (the town).
Free Overnight CampMaximum 96 hrsDay Rest AreaMobile Phone CoverageShadeCaravansLong RigNo TentsPets WelcomeNo FiresNo GeneratorsWalkingRiver FishingBin
  • Day Use Area
  • Fishing Spot
  • Camping Area
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Place of Interest

Bilyana Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/bilyana-rest-area/qld
Bilyana Rest Area is a nice clean overnighter, with bitumen surface beside the Bruce Highway. Plenty of shade and room for caravans. Close to railway line.
Free Overnight CampMaximum 20 hrsDay Rest AreaToiletsNon Drinking WaterShadePicnic TablesFire PlacePets WelcomeMobile Phone CoverageBin
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Duaringa Tourist Information Centre

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/duaringa-tourist-information-centre/qld
Duaringa is one of the oldest townships in the region, with buildings dating back to the 1860s. An example of this rich history can still be seen at the local hotel, where a portion has been preserved to show how the pioneers lived.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaToiletsShowersDrinking WaterMobile Phone CoverageTV ReceptionPicnic TablesBBQBinCaravansLong RigDump PointInformation Centre
  • Day Use Area
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Information
  • Gift & Souvenir Shop

Neville Hewitt Weir Camping Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/neville-hewitt-weir-camping-area/qld
The Neville Hewitt Weir is positioned on the Dawson River in such a way that it has created a magnificent waterway, right next to the town of Baralaba.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaToiletsShowersDrinking WaterMobile Phone CoverageShadePicnic TablesFire PlaceBBQBinCaravansLong RigTent SitePets WelcomePhoto OpportunityPublic Boat RampRiver Fishing
  • Camping Area
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area
  • Boat Ramp
  • Fishing Spot

Phil Schaffert Bridge Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/phil-schaffert-bridge-rest-area/qld
Phil Schaffert Bridge Rest Area was a recognised BBQ camping area that previously had toilets and bins. The main area is to the east of the old road.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaCaravansLong RigCamp TrailersRiver FishingBird WatchingPhoto Opportunity
  • Day Use Area
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Camping Area

Blackbull Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/blackbull-rest-area/qld
The Blackbull Rest Area is at Blackbull Siding, about half way between Normanton and Croydon along the Gulf Developmental Road in Far North Queensland.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaToiletsAccessiblePicnic TablesBinCaravansLong RigTent SitePets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Normanton Camping Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/normanton-camping-area/qld
Normanton Camping Area is a wide, open, enormous area with little shade and no facilities. It is located on the north-eastern bank of the Norman River near the bridge.
Free Overnight CampMaximum 72 hrsMobile Phone CoverageCaravansLong RigRiver FishingPets WelcomePublic Boat Ramp
  • Camping Area
  • Fishing Spot
  • Boat Ramp

Cumberland Chimney Historic Site

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/cumberland-chimney-historic-site/qld
Built by Cornish masons, the Cumberland Chimney is all that remains of a crushing plant, or mill, that contracted to surrounding mines to crush their gold bearing ore.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaToiletsBinCaravansLong RigTent SitePets WelcomeBird WatchingPhoto Opportunity
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area
  • Place of Interest

James Earl Lookout

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/james-earl-lookout/qld
The Mulligan Highway passes through a rugged mountainous area south of Lakeland. Here, the James Earl Lookout offers free overnight stay with views over the Byestown Range.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaToiletsAccessibleMobile Phone CoverageBinCaravansLong RigPets WelcomePhoto Opportunity
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Byerstown Range Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/byerstown-range-rest-area/qld
Byerstown Range Rest Area is a useful overnight stop very close to the James Earl Lookout (accessible from either direction) where there are toilets.
Free Overnight CampShadeCaravansLong RigCamp TrailersTent SitePets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area

Wangetti Beach Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/wangetti-beach-rest-area/qld
Wangetti Beach Rest Area is located on the Captain Cook Highway, Between Oak Beach and Wangetti, 10 km north of Ellis Beach. There is room for about 10 RVs under the trees.
Free Overnight CampMaximum 72 hrsShadePicnic TablesFire PlaceBinCamp TrailersTent SiteGenerators AllowedPets WelcomeSwimming
  • Overnight Rest Area

The Boulders at Babinda

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/the-boulders-at-babinda/qld
This is a small area 6.1km west of Babinda. What a great spot. Room for about 12 campers. No tents allowed though. Short walk to Boulder Creek, a beautiful spot.
Free Overnight CampMaximum 72 hrsDay Rest AreaToiletsCold ShowersPicnic TablesFire PlaceBBQBinCaravansNo TentsNo Pets
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Bushy Parker Park

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/bushy-parker-park/qld
Bushy Parker Park provides plenty of shade in this free overnighter, next to a creek and swimming hole. Close to railway line. You may need your mosquito repellent.
Free Overnight CampMaximum 48 hrsDay Rest AreaToiletsCold ShowersDrinking WaterMobile Phone CoverageShadePicnic TablesBBQBinCaravansLong RigDump PointTent SitePets WelcomeSwimming
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Cromarty Boat Ramp and Recreation Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/cromarty-boat-ramp-and-recreation-area/qld
Cromarty Boat Ramp and Recreation Area is a local Council maintained recreation area mainly used by fishos. There are no facilities.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaCaravansLong RigCamp TrailersTent SitePublic Boat RampFishing SpotRiver Fishing
  • Day Use Area
  • Camping Area
  • Fishing Spot

Anakie Crossroads Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/anakie-crossroads-rest-area/qld
Anakie Crossroads Rest Area is at the intersection of Capricorn Highway and Anakie-Sapphire Road. The only facilities are a covered BBQ table and bins. It is a drive through dirt surface.
Free Overnight CampMaximum 48 hrsDay Rest AreaShadePicnic TablesBinCaravansLong RigPets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Duaringa Hotel Camping Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/duaringa-hotel-camping-area/qld
Duaringa Hotel Camping Area provides free overnight camping for customers, in a large grassy area behind the pub. Power is available for a fee.
Free Overnight CampToiletsHot ShowersLaundromatMobile Phone CoverageBinCaravansPowerPets WelcomeMealsCoffee & TeaCold Drinks
  • Camping Area
  • Restaurant
  • Sit Down Meals
  • Alcohol Licence

Kershaw Gardens

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/kershaw-gardens/qld
Kershaw Gardens is open again and operating as an overnight stop. Some areas of the gardens continue to be fenced off, after damage from Cyclone Marcia in February 2015.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaMobile Phone CoverageShadePicnic TablesBinCaravansWalking
  • Day Use Area
  • Overnight Rest Area

The Leap Hotel

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/the-leap-hotel/qld
The Leap Hotel welcomes nomads to camp free overnight in the hotel grounds.
Free Overnight CampTent SitePhoto OpportunityCaravansAccessibleToiletsDay Rest AreaDrinking WaterMobile Phone CoverageShadeBinLong RigPets Welcome
  • Place of Interest
  • Day Use Area
  • Overnight Rest Area

Calliope River Rest Area Southside

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/calliope-river-rest-area-southside/qld
Calliope River Rest Area is a large free overnighter, with undulating surface and plenty of room for any size rig, on the bank of the Calliope River. This is one of the really good camps. Plenty of choice of camping spots. Just for 48 hours though.
Free Overnight CampMaximum 48 hrsDay Rest AreaToiletsAccessibleMobile Phone CoverageShadeBinCaravansLong RigPets WelcomeRiver FishingPhoto Opportunity
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area
  • Fishing Spot

Calliope River Rest Area Northside

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/calliope-river-rest-area-northside/qld
Calliope River Rest Area – Northbound is an excellent all weather campspot suitable for all vehicles. Get in early for best spots with stunning river views.
Free Overnight CampMaximum 48 hrsDay Rest AreaToiletsNon Drinking WaterMobile Phone CoverageShadeFire PlaceBinLong RigCaravansTent SitePets WelcomeGenerators AllowedPhoto Opportunity
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area
  • Place of Interest

MacKenzie River Camping Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/mackenzie-river-camping-area/qld
MacKenzie River Camping Area is a small camp on south eastern side of the bridge.
Free Overnight CampToiletsShadePicnic TablesNo Long RigsPets Welcome
  • Day Use Area
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Camping Area
  • Fishing Spot

Junee Road Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/junee-road-rest-area/qld
Junee Road Rest Area is a large parking area for trucks and cars. Toilets are available
Free Overnight CampToiletsAccessibleMobile Phone CoverageCaravansLong Rig
  • Day Use Area
  • Overnight Rest Area

Rocky Creek War Memorial Park Camping Ground

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/rocky-creek-war-memorial-park-camping-ground/qld
Rocky Creek War Memorial Park Camping Ground is available throughout the year and is classed as a free camp. The council operates this campground for the benefit of travellers and requests a gold coin donation.
Free Overnight CampMaximum 72 hrsToiletsAccessibleNon Drinking WaterMobile Phone CoverageShadePicnic TablesBBQBinCaravansLong RigPets WelcomeNo FiresNo Generators
  • Camping Area

Collinsville Showground

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/collinsville-showground/qld
Collinsville Showground is located opposite the Workingmans Club where the toilets are located. THere is a dump point with town water.
Free Overnight CampMaximum 72 hrsHose Attachment TapMobile Phone CoverageCaravansLong RigDump Point
  • Showground
  • Camping Area
  • Public Dump Point

Cape River Parking Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/cape-river-parking-area/qld
Cape River was a town with a short but wild history. Gold was discovered here in 1868 and by the following year, it had been exhausted.
Dry Access OnlyFree Overnight CampDay Rest AreaMobile Phone CoverageShadeCaravansLong RigPets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Carpentaria Downs Eiansleigh River Camping Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/carpentaria-downs-eiansleigh-river-camping-area/qld
Carpentaria Downs Eiansleigh River Camping Area provides camping sites on either side of the road and either side of the river.
Dry Access OnlyFree Overnight CampShadeCaravansLong RigCamp TrailersPets WelcomeRiver Fishing
  • Camping Area
  • Fishing Spot

Norman River Camping Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/norman-river-camping-area/qld
Norman River Camping Area provides camping on either side of the river on the northern side of the road.
Dry Access OnlyFree Overnight CampCaravansLong RigPets Welcome
  • Camping Area

Boyne River Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/boyne-river-rest-area/qld
Boyne River Rest Area is a top overnighter with bitumen surface and excellent facilities. Easy turning space and plenty of room for any size rig.
Free Overnight CampMaximum 20 hrsDay Rest AreaToiletsAccessibleCold ShowersDrinking WaterMobile Phone CoverageShadePicnic TablesBinCaravansLong RigDump PointPets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Darr River Camping Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/darr-river-camping-area/qld
Darr River Camping Area is a bush camp beside the Darr River.
Dry Access OnlyFree Overnight CampMobile Phone CoverageBinCaravansLong RigCamp TrailersTent SitePets WelcomeRiver FishingCanoeing Kayaking
  • Camping Area

Mary Kathleen Old Township

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/mary-kathleen-old-township/qld
Mary Kathleen was a uranium mine from 1954 to 1984. The township no longer has any buildings, but the streets and concrete slabs are still there.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaShadeCaravansLong RigTent SiteGenerators AllowedPets WelcomeWalkingPhoto Opportunity
  • Camping Area
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area
  • Place of Interest

Coorooman Creek Boat Ramp

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/coorooman-creek-boat-ramp/qld
Coorooman Creek Boat Ramp is a top spot for crabbing, fishing and boating. There is a limited area for overnight stay, where RVs and vans can stay at end of car park..
Free Overnight CampToiletsMobile Phone CoverageFire PlaceShadePicnic TablesBinPublic Boat RampBird WatchingOpen Water FishingRock FishingPets WelcomeNo SwimmingWalking
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Camping Area
  • Fishing Spot
  • Boat Ramp

Lake Elphinstone Camp Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/lake-elphinstone-camp-area/qld
Lake Elphinstone Camp Area is a free camp, 92 ks west of Mackay on the shore of the lake, where you can throw in a line and catch dinner. Also popular with bird watchers and photographers.
Free Overnight CampToiletsAccessibleShowersNon Drinking WaterMobile Phone CoverageShadePicnic TablesBBQBinCaravansLong RigTent SitePets WelcomePublic Boat RampFishing SpotBird WatchingPhoto OpportunityCanoeing Kayaking
  • Campground
  • Fishing Spot
  • Boat Ramp

Kennedy Store Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/kennedy-store-rest-area/qld
Kennedy Store Rest Area provides an overnight stay area behind the store, close to the railway line. This is strictly for fully self contained vehicles.
Free Overnight CampMaximum 24 hrsDay Rest AreaToiletsShadeCaravansLong RigPets WelcomeMobile Phone CoverageUnleaded Petrol BowserDiesel BowserPost Box
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area
  • Fuel Available

Marion Creek Landing

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/marion-creek-landing/qld
Marion Creek Landing is a free overnighter overlooking the Marion Creek Estuary near Ilbilbie.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaMobile Phone CoverageShadePets WelcomePhoto OpportunityRiver FishingPublic Boat Ramp
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area
  • Fishing Spot
  • Boat Ramp

Dululu Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/dululu-rest-area/qld
Dululu Rest Area has been provided by the Dululu Progress Association and has good facilities with shade provided by tall trees a the end of Bryant Street, off the Burnett Highway.
Free Overnight CampMaximum 48 hrsDay Rest AreaToiletsHot ShowersAccessibleDrinking WaterMobile Phone CoverageShadePicnic TablesBBQFire PlaceBinCaravansLong RigPowerDump PointPets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Long Waterhole Camp Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/long-waterhole-camp-area/qld
The Long Waterhole Camp Area at Winton is on a billabong that is part of the Western River. This is channel country and when it rains, the rivers and the creeks overflow, turning the landscape into an inland sea.
Free Overnight CampMobile Phone CoverageCaravansLong RigTent SitePets WelcomeFishing SpotWalkingPhoto OpportunityBird Watching
  • Camping Area
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Fishing Spot

Fletcher Creek Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/fletcher-creek-rest-area/qld
Fletcher Creek Rest Area is a good camp spot 42 km north of Charters Towers. Relaxing camp for an overnighter or a couple of days. Light a campfire or do some fishing.
Free Overnight CampMaximum 30 daysDay Rest AreaToiletsCold ShowersNon Drinking WaterMobile Phone CoverageShadePicnic TablesBBQBinCaravansLong RigDump PointTent SitePets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Kairi Lions Park Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/kairi-lions-park-rest-area/qld
Kairi Lions Park Rest Area is a pleasant shady park in Kairi, about 11km north-east of Atherton. It is a free overnighter with two rows of tall, shady trees standing like sentries down the length of the park.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaToiletsAccessibleShowersDrinking WaterMobile Phone CoveragePublic PhoneShadePicnic TablesBinCaravansLong RigPets Welcome
  • Day Use Area
  • Overnight Rest Area

Archer Creek Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/archer-creek-rest-area/qld
Archer Creek Rest Area is a nice level overnight rest area just off the Kennedy Highway and on the bank of The Millstream.
Free Overnight CampMaximum 20 hrsDay Rest AreaToiletsAccessibleMobile Phone CoverageShadePicnic TablesCaravansLong RigPets WelcomeSwimming
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Balgal Beach Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/balgal-beach-rest-area/qld
Balgal Beach is a picturesque spot 6km east of Rollingstone. Limited shade in this small beachside camping area. Good beach and river fishing and the convenience of a boat ramp.
Free Overnight CampMaximum 48 hrsDay Rest AreaSwimmingToiletsAccessibleCold ShowersMobile Phone CoveragePublic PhoneCaravansBeach FishingFishing SpotPublic Boat RampPets WelcomePhoto OpportunityTakeaway FoodCoffee & TeaCold Drinks
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area
  • Boat Ramp
  • Fishing Spot
  • Kiosk

Eureka Creek Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/eureka-creek-rest-area/qld
Eureka Creek Rest Area is a pleasant place for an overnight stay or just a coffee/lunch break on the way to the beautiful Chillagoe Caves.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaShadeBinCaravansLong RigGenerators AllowedPets WelcomeSwimming
  • Day Use Area
  • Overnight Rest Area

Virgin Rock Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/virgin-rock-rest-area/qld
Virgin Rock is one of those places where someone allowed their imagination to run wild. They saw a virgin when they were really looking at a rock. (A bit like the old salt who saw a mermaid I guess.)
Free Overnight CampMaximum 20 hrsDay Rest AreaToiletsDrinking WaterMobile Phone CoverageShadePicnic TablesBBQBinCaravansLong RigNo TentsPets WelcomePhoto OpportunityWalking
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Bluewater Park Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/bluewater-park-rest-area/qld
This convenient spot is easily accessible from the Bruce Highway, but well protected from the noise. Be sure to only camp in the designated areas.
Free Overnight CampMaximum 48 hrsDay Rest AreaToiletsDrinking WaterMobile Phone CoverageBBQShadePicnic TablesFire PlaceBinCaravansLong RigTent SiteDump PointPets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Reid River Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/reid-river-rest-area/qld
This large circular rest area has a couple of trees offering limited shade. Reid River rest area is on the western side of the Flinders Highway, over a slight hill that affords some buffer from the highway noise. Facilities are good.
Free Overnight CampMaximum 20 hrsDay Rest AreaToiletsDrinking WaterShadePicnic TablesFire PlaceCaravansLong RigPets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Corella Dam Camping Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/corella-dam-camping-area/qld
At Clem Corella Dam Camping Area you can forget about the rat race and lose yourself in the Aussie bush. Set up camp without having to worry about being moved on. Throw in a line, relax and dream about nothing whatsoever.
Dry Access OnlyFree Overnight CampDay Rest AreaMobile Phone CoverageShadeFire PlaceCaravansLong RigTent SitePets WelcomeSwimmingFishing Spot
  • Campground
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area
  • Fishing Spot

Gilbert River Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/gilbert-river-rest-area/qld
Gilbert River Rest Area is a small overnighter with a little shade. There is limited space on an uneven surface.
Free Overnight CampMaximum 48 hrsDay Rest AreaCaravansLong RigPets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Duaringa Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/duaringa-rest-area/qld
Duaringa Rest Area is a really good place to stay if you are travelling between Rockhampton and Emerald on the Capricorn Highway. Facilities are excellent and there is mobile phone coverage here.
Free Overnight CampMaximum 48 hrsDay Rest AreaToiletsAccessibleHot ShowersDrinking WaterMobile Phone CoverageShadePicnic TablesFire PlaceBBQBinCaravansLong RigDump PointPets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area
  • Public Dump Point

Babinda Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/babinda-rest-area/qld
Babinda Rest Area is a free overnighter just outside Babinda, with cold showers and a dump point. This is a popular spot with good shade and facilities.
Free Overnight CampMaximum 48 hrsDay Rest AreaToiletsDrinking WaterHot ShowersMobile Phone CoveragePicnic TablesFire PlaceBBQBinCaravansLong RigDump PointPets WelcomePhoto Opportunity
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Gregory Downs Camping Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/gregory-downs-camping-area/qld
Gregory Downs Camping Area is an informal overnight stop on the western bank of the Gregory River adjacent to the bridge. There are no facilities here.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaShadeCaravansLong RigTent SitePets Welcome
  • Camping Area
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Corfield Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/corfield-rest-area/qld
Cornfield Rest Area is a nice little free overnighter, with clean toilets, undercover tables and a fireplace with wood provided. Non potable water.
Free Overnight CampMaximum 48 hrsDay Rest AreaToiletsAccessibleNon Drinking WaterPublic PhoneBinCaravansLong RigPets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Waverley Creek Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/waverley-creek-rest-area/qld
Waverley Creek Rest Area is a large overnighter with a paved circular road, nice grassy areas where you could put a tent and good facilities. It is suitable for any size rig.
Free Overnight CampMaximum 20 hrsDay Rest AreaToiletsAccessibleLocked Hose Attachment TapMobile Phone CoveragePublic PhoneShadePicnic TablesFire PlaceBBQBinCaravansLong RigTent SitePets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Emerald Botanic Gardens

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/emerald-botanic-gardens/qld
The Emerald Botanic Gardens were established in 1987 and provide recreational facilities for local residents and visitors to Emerald. Here you can enjoy Kayaking, fishing, cycling and bird watching on the bank of the Nogoa River.
Free Overnight CampMaximum 20 hrsDay Rest AreaToiletsAccessibleDrinking WaterMobile Phone CoverageShadePicnic TablesBBQBinCaravansPets WelcomeRiver FishingWalkingPhoto OpportunityGenerators Allowed
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area
  • Fishing Spot

The Retreat Hotel Camping Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/the-retreat-hotel-camping-area/qld
Powered and unpowered caravan sites are available and free camping is also provided. This is a hotel with a strong entertainment emphasis, so be prepared to party.
Free Overnight CampToiletsShowersNon Drinking WaterLaundromatMobile Phone CoveragePublic PhoneShadePicnic TablesBBQBinCaravansLong RigTent SitePowerMealsCoffee & TeaCold Drinks
  • Camping Area
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area
  • Restaurant
  • Sit Down Meals

Frances Creek Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/frances-creek-rest-area/qld
Frances Creek Rest Area is a free overnighter with plenty of room and with good facilities and shade. Adjacent to the Bruce Highway.
Free Overnight CampMaximum 20 hrsDay Rest AreaToiletsDrinking WaterMobile Phone CoverageShadePicnic TablesFire PlaceBinPets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Gordonvale Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/gordonvale-rest-area/qld
Gordonvale Rest Area is a convenient overnighter just off the old Bruce Highway. There is plenty of turning room. An easy walk to town for supplies will provide you with some morning exercise.
Free Overnight CampMaximum 24 hrsDay Rest AreaToiletsMobile Phone CoverageBinCaravansPets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Isaac River Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/isaac-river-rest-area/qld
Isaac River Rest Area has a circular layout that allows easy access for heavy rigs.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaMobile Phone CoverageShadeBinCaravansLong RigPets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Garradunga Hotel Camping Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/garradunga-hotel-camping-area/qld
Garradunga Hotel has a bistro restaurant with great meals, a bbq area, outside beer garden, boasts 6 twin share rooms two with ensuite and camping grounds for outside guests.
Free Overnight CampCamping FeeToiletsDrinking WaterMobile Phone CoverageBinCaravansLong RigPets WelcomeMealsCoffee & TeaCold Drinks
  • Camping Area
  • Restaurant
  • Sit Down Meals
  • Alcohol Licence
  • Overnight Rest Area

Campaspe River Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/campaspe-river-rest-area/qld
Free overnight rest area on the bank of the Campaspe River. Plenty of room and some nice shade with a paved circular turning area.
Free Overnight CampMaximum 20 hrsDay Rest AreaToiletsDrinking WaterMobile Phone CoverageShadePicnic TablesBBQBinCaravansLong RigPets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Prairie Hotel Camping Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/prairie-hotel-camping-area/qld
The Prairie Hotel & Camping Area is in the grassy paddock behind the hotel. Excellent home cooked meals at the pub. Toilets and showers are in the pub. Fee applies for showers.
Free Overnight CampShowersMobile Phone CoveragePublic PhoneShadeBBQBinCaravansLong RigTent SitePets WelcomeMealsCoffee & TeaCold Drinks
  • Camping Area
  • Sit Down Meals
  • Alcohol Licence

Hotel Hilton Middleton Camping Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/hotel-hilton-middleton-camping-area/qld
At the Hotel Hilton Middleton, you don't need to book. There is no room service and no beer.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaPublic PhoneShadePicnic TablesBinCaravansLong RigTent SitePets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area
  • Camping Area

Bang Bang Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/bang-bang-rest-area/qld
Bang Bang Rest Area is a large overnighter just off the Burke Developmental Road. The only shade is from a couple of scraggly acacias. Good basic facilities and a dump point.
Free Overnight CampMaximum 20 hrsDay Rest AreaToiletsAccessibleNon Drinking WaterShadePicnic TablesBBQBinCaravansLong RigDump PointTent SitePets WelcomeGenerators Allowed
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Terry Smith Lookout Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/terry-smith-lookout-rest-area/qld
Terry Smith Lookout is a free overnighter with good facilities but little shade. Large open bitumen area with room for any size rig. Immediately adjacent to the highway.
Free Overnight CampMaximum 20 hrsDay Rest AreaToiletsAccessibleNon Drinking WaterShadePicnic TablesFire PlaceBinCaravansLong RigDump PointGenerators AllowedPets WelcomePhoto Opportunity
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Townsville BP Truckstop

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/townsville-bp-truckstop/qld
The Townsville BP Truckstop is a busy roadhouse with a restaurant, takeaway food and showers on the southern outskirts of Townsville.
Free Overnight CampMaximum 24 hrsToiletsShowersDrinking WaterCaravansLong RigMobile Phone CoveragePublic PhoneLPG SwapDiesel BowserPremium Petrol BowserE10 Petrol BowserUnleaded Petrol BowserMealsTakeaway FoodCoffee & Tea
  • Service Station
  • Roadhouse
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Kiosk
  • Sit Down Meals

Lake Mary Kathleen

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/lake-mary-kathleen/qld
Located on Rosebud Station, Lake Mary Kathleen is a large body of water created by a dam on the East branch of the Leichhardt River.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaNo CaravansNo Long RigsNo PetsCamp TrailersTent SitePublic Boat RampFishing SpotWalkingPhoto Opportunity
  • Campground
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area
  • Place of Interest
  • Boat Ramp
  • Fishing Spot

Corella Dam Boat Ramp

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/corella-dam-boat-ramp/qld
The Corella Dam Boat Ramp is just across the bay from the Corella Dam Camping Area. While there is some room for camping here, it is a bit tight for large rigs and caravans.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaFire PlaceCaravansTent SitePets WelcomeSwimmingPublic Boat RampFishing SpotWalkingPhoto Opportunity
  • Campground
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area
  • Boat Ramp
  • Fishing Spot

Clem Walton Park

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/clem-walton-park/qld
At Clem Walton Park you can forget about the rat race and lose yourself in the Aussie bush. Set up camp without having to worry about being moved on. Throw in a line, relax and dream about nothing whatsoever.
Dry Access OnlyFree Overnight CampToiletsMobile Phone CoverageShadePicnic TablesFire PlaceBBQBinCaravansNo Long RigsTent SitePets WelcomeNo SwimmingRiver FishingWalking
  • Campground
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area
  • Fishing Spot

David Hall Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/david-hall-rest-area/qld
The town name "Gunpowder" conjures up visions of the Wild West, but while this location may not be all that wild, it is certainly WEST, being just 101km from the Northern Territory border. It is home to the David Hall Rest Area.
Free Overnight CampMaximum 48 hrsDay Rest AreaMobile Phone CoverageShadePicnic TablesBBQBinCaravansLong RigPets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

WWII Site Rest Area Barkly Highway

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/wwii-site-rest-area-barkly-highway/qld
At the WWII Site Rest Area on the Barkly Highway, between Camooweal and Mount Isa you will find a little bit of welcome shade.
Free Overnight CampMaximum 48 hrsDay Rest AreaToiletsMobile Phone CoverageShadePicnic TablesBBQBinCaravansLong RigDump PointPets WelcomeInformation Board
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area
  • Information

Fountain Springs Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/fountain-springs-rest-area/qld
Fountain Springs is a popular overnighter because it has good amenities and is exactly half way between Mt Isa and The Curry.
Free Overnight CampMaximum 20 hrsDay Rest AreaToiletsAccessibleNon Drinking WaterMobile Phone CoverageShadePicnic TablesFire PlaceBBQBinCaravansLong RigTent SiteGenerators AllowedPets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Cockatoo Creek

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/cockatoo-creek/qld
Cockatoo Creek is a nice big camping area, with several different spots. Toilet, creek to paddle in. On the north side of the creek left hand side, there is a smaller area on the right.
Dry Access OnlyFree Overnight CampGenerators AllowedToiletsCamp TrailersTent SiteNo Long RigsNo SwimmingPets WelcomeBird WatchingWalkingPhoto Opportunity
  • Camping Area

Yarrawong Camping Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/yarrawong-camping-area/qld
Yarrawong Camping Area is a large camping area with two seperate sections. The first section faces west on the bay at the mouth of Marion Creek. The second section is an easterly facing beach.
Free Overnight CampMaximum 7 daysMobile Phone CoverageShadeCaravansLong RigCamp TrailersTent SitePets WelcomeSwimmingPublic Boat RampBeach FishingRiver FishingOpen Water FishingBird WatchingWalkingPhoto OpportunityCanoeing Kayaking
  • Camping Area
  • Fishing Spot
  • Boat Ramp

Sam Creek Crossing Camping Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/sam-creek-crossing-camping-area/qld
Sam Creek Crossing Camping Area, on the Old Telegraph Track has no facilities. There are some good campsites here and you will need to be fully self-contained.
Dry Access OnlyFree Overnight CampCaravansNo Long RigsTent SiteGenerators AllowedPets WelcomeNo Swimming
  • Camping Area

The Bend Camping Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/the-bend-camping-area/qld
The Bend Camping Area, is quite small, with room for only six rigs and is located between the river and the road.
Rough Road ConditionsFree Overnight CampToiletsCaravansCamp TrailersTent SiteRiver Fishing
  • Camping Area
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Fishing Spot

Barramundi Creek Boat Ramp Camping Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/barramundi-creek-boat-ramp-camping-area/qld
Also known as Morris Creek and Morrissey's Creek Boat Ramp, Barramundi Creek Boat Ramp includes a Camping Area which provides bush camping with a picnic table and longdrop toilet. The boat ramp provides easy access to this popular fishing location.
Dry Access OnlyFree Overnight CampMaximum 96 hrsDay Rest AreaToiletsPicnic TablesBinCaravansNo PetsPublic Boat RampRiver Fishing
  • Day Use Area
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Camping Area
  • Fishing Spot
  • Boat Ramp

Palm Creek Camping Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/palm-creek-camping-area/qld
Palm Creek Camping Area is a bush camp with good camping along southern bank of the creek. The creek bank here is quite steep.
Dry Access OnlyFree Overnight CampCaravansNo Long RigsCamp TrailersTent SiteGenerators AllowedNo SwimmingBird WatchingWalkingPhoto Opportunity
  • Camping Area

Torrens Creek Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/torrens-creek-rest-area/qld
Torrens Creek Rest Area is located on the Torrens Highway on the eastern side of town. Accessible toilet, water and picnic tables are provided, according to the Queensland Department of TMR.
Free Overnight CampMaximum 20 hrsDay Rest AreaToiletsAccessibleDrinking WaterPicnic TablesBBQPets Welcome
  • Day Use Area
  • Overnight Rest Area

Bridge Creek Camping Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/bridge-creek-camping-area/qld
Bridge Creek Camping Area on the Old Telegraph Track is accessible only by 4WD vehicles with recovery equipment. The camping area is suitable for vehicle and tent based camping. This is a great place for a swim but beware of crocodiles.
Dry Access OnlyFree Overnight CampTent SiteGenerators AllowedPets WelcomeSwimming
  • Camping Area

Macrossan Park

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/macrossan-park/qld
Macrossan Park is a very pleasant, wide open free camping area with a well maintained amenities block with flushing toilets, cold showers and water tap.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaToiletsAccessibleCold ShowersDrinking WaterMobile Phone CoveragePicnic TablesFire PlaceBBQBinCaravansLong RigPets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

North Alice Creek Camping Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/north-alice-creek-camping-area/qld
North Alice Creek Camping Area is located in a rough section of the Telegraph Track, between North Alice & Ducie Creeks. There are no facilities here.
Rough Road ConditionsDry Access OnlyFree Overnight CampNo Long RigsTent SiteGenerators AllowedPets WelcomeBird WatchingWalkingPhoto Opportunity
  • Camping Area

Bertie Creek Camping Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/bertie-creek-camping-area/qld
Bertie Creek Camping Area on the old Telegraph Track is a bush camp with no facilities. The creek has a rocky base with some potholes.
Free Overnight CampCamp TrailersTent SiteGenerators AllowedDry Access OnlyNo CaravansNo Long RigsPets WelcomeBird WatchingWalkingPhoto Opportunity
  • Camping Area

Dalhunty River Camping Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/dalhunty-river-camping-area/qld
At the Dalhunty River Camping Area, the river has shallow firm base. There is a nice cascade below crossing
Dry Access OnlyFree Overnight CampCamp TrailersTent SiteNo Long RigsGenerators AllowedPets WelcomeSwimmingBird WatchingWalkingPhoto Opportunity
  • Camping Area

Cannibal Creek Crossing

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/cannibal-creek-crossing/qld
Cannibal Creek Crossing on the Old Telegraph Track, is a rough bush camp with few good camping sites. There are no facilities here.
Dry Access OnlyFree Overnight CampCamp TrailersTent SiteNo SwimmingNo Long RigsPets WelcomeGenerators Allowed
  • Camping Area

Belyando River Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/belyando-river-rest-area/qld
The road here is very flat so that after rain, the water hangs around for quite some time. The Belyando River Rest Area therefore may not be suitable to stop at during wet periods. It is known to be flood prone.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaPicnic TablesBinCaravansLong RigPets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Staircase Range Lookout

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/staircase-range-lookout/qld
The Staircase Range is named after a sandstone escarpment that has naturally formed in the shape of a staircase.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaMobile Phone CoverageShadeBinFire PlaceCaravansPets WelcomePhoto Opportunity
  • Day Use Area
  • Overnight Rest Area

Tower Layby Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/tower-layby-rest-area/qld
Tower Layby Camping Area is a open gravel area adjacent to the Savanna Way where you can pull off the road for a rest or overnight stay. No facilities at all. No shade.
Dry Access OnlyFree Overnight CampDay Rest AreaCaravansLong RigTent SitePets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Wanora Downs Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/wanora-downs-rest-area/qld
The Wanora Downs Rest Area has a bitumen surface and is adjacent to the Landsborough Highway. There isn't a single tree anywhere close, so the only shade is the picnic table shelter. Completely flat.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaToiletsAccessiblePicnic TablesBinCaravansLong RigPets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Donors Hill Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/donors-hill-rest-area/qld
Donors Hill Rest Area is a flat, gravelly pull of the road overnighter with nothing but a sheltered picnic table and a bin.
Free Overnight CampMaximum 20 hrsDay Rest AreaPicnic TablesBinCaravansLong RigPets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Clermont BP Roadhouse Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/clermont-bp-roadhouse-rest-area/qld
The Clermont BP Roadhouse is the place you want to find when you just can't drive any further. With its 24-hour restaurant and fuel service it is a travellers oasis.
Free Overnight CampMaximum 24 hrsDay Rest AreaToiletsHot ShowersMobile Phone CoverageBinCaravansLong RigPets WelcomeMealsTakeaway FoodCoffee & TeaCold DrinksATMLPG SwapE10 Petrol BowserUnleaded Petrol BowserDiesel BowserLPG Bowser
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area
  • Service Station
  • Roadhouse
  • Fuel Available

Leichhardt River Falls Camping Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/leichhardt-river-falls-camping-area/qld
The bush camp at the Leichhardt River Falls is often crowded with travellers keen to see and photograph this spectacular view. The view of the fractured rocky plateaus torn asunder by the relentless flow of water makes for some stunning photography.
Dry Access OnlyFree Overnight CampDay Rest AreaDrinking WaterCaravansLong RigTent SitePets WelcomeWalkingPhoto Opportunity
  • Campground
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Marathon Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/marathon-rest-area/qld
This treeless open rest area is right next to the highway. There is a picnic table shelter but no other protection from the elements.
Free Overnight CampMaximum 20 hrsDay Rest AreaToiletsAccessibleMobile Phone CoveragePicnic TablesBinPets WelcomeInformation Board
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area
  • Information

El Arish Diggers Creek Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/el-arish-diggers-creek-rest-area/qld
Located just north of El Arish on the east side of the Bruce Highway. While you may get a small caravan in, this overnight stopover is really only suitable for small vehicles.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaToiletsDrinking WaterShadePicnic TablesMobile Phone CoveragePets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Saunders Beach Park Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/saunders-beach-park-rest-area/qld
Saunders Beach Park is a designated limited free vehicle camping area. Right on the beachfront. Throw in a line or go for a walk along the beach. There is a boat ramp on Althaus Creek, not far from the Saunders Beach Park Rest Area.
Free Overnight CampMaximum 48 hrsDay Rest AreaToiletsAccessibleShowersDrinking WaterCaravansNo TentsBBQMobile Phone CoveragePets WelcomeSwimmingPublic Boat RampBeach FishingOpen Water FishingRiver FishingWalkingPhoto Opportunity
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area
  • Boat Ramp
  • Fishing Spot
  • Children's Play Facility

Richmond RV Parking Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/richmond-rv-parking-area/qld
Not much here other than a level dirt paddock and a dump point. That is why you need to be self-contained.
Free Overnight CampMaximum 72 hrsDrinking WaterMobile Phone CoverageLong RigDump PointPets WelcomeSwimmingFishing SpotCanoeing Kayaking
  • Camping Area
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area
  • Fishing Spot

Stanage Bay Camping Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/stanage-bay-camping-area/qld
Stanage Bay is a remote, isolated village north of Yeppoon. That is how most people who go there, like it. The fishing is great and you can launch your boat from the boat ramp, but the tide needs to be al least half way up to do so.
Dry Access OnlyRough Road ConditionsFree Overnight CampDay Rest AreaToiletsPublic PhoneShadeFire PlaceCaravansLong RigTent SitePets WelcomePublic Boat RampBeach FishingOpen Water FishingSwimmingWalking
  • Campground
  • Day Use Area
  • Boat Ramp
  • Fishing Spot

Boguntungan Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/boguntungan-rest-area/qld
The Boguntungan Rest Area at Willows is an overnighter that is handy if you are heading west from the gemfields and need a break from driving.
Free Overnight CampMaximum 24 hrsDay Rest AreaToiletsDrinking WaterPublic PhonePicnic TablesBinCaravansLong RigPets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Morella Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/morella-rest-area/qld
The Morella Rest Area is located on a flat, open grassy plain with no protection from the elements. Wedged between the highway and the railway line.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaToiletsAccessibleMobile Phone CoveragePicnic TablesCaravansLong RigPets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Jack & Lil's Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/jack-lils-rest-area/qld
Jack & Lil's Rest Area is a welcome break from driving in this parched country. It is a flat, open rest area with nothing other than a picnic shelter among the mulga scrub. Free overnight stop.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaShadePicnic TablesFire PlaceCaravansLong RigPets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Marlborough Puma Roadhouse

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/marlborough-puma-roadhouse/qld
The Marlborough Caltex Roadhouse provides free overnight camping for caravans and motorhomes behind the roadhouse. They have a full range of fuels and serve meals in the restaurant.
Free Overnight CampMaximum 24 hrsDay Rest AreaToiletsShowersNon Drinking WaterMobile Phone CoverageShadeBinCaravansLong RigTent SitePets WelcomeMealsTakeaway FoodCoffee & TeaCold DrinksIceLPG RefillsUnleaded Petrol BowserDiesel Bowser
  • Roadhouse
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area
  • Cafe
  • Takeaway Food
  • Sit Down Meals

Fullerton River North Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/fullerton-river-north-rest-area/qld
The Fullerton River North Rest Area is a flat, open roadside rest are also used by trucks.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaMobile Phone CoverageBinCaravansLong RigPets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Cowan Downs Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/cowan-downs-rest-area/qld
Cowan Downs Rest Area is a free overnighter. Simply a pull off the road gravel strip with nothing but a picnic table and a bin.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaPicnic TablesBinCaravansLong RigPets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Oorindi Rest Area

https://www.caravancaravan.com.au/entity/oorindi-rest-area/qld
This treeless open area adjacent to the highway has plenty of room for any size rig and most nights there will be at least a couple of nomads parked here. In the middle of a flat, treeless plain.
Free Overnight CampMaximum 20 hrsDay Rest AreaToiletsAccessibleNon Drinking WaterMobile Phone CoveragePicnic TablesBinCaravansLong RigPets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area
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