HOW TO GET THERE
This Rest Area is located 32km South of Chinderah or 50km North of Ballina and is accessed via the Ocean Shores off ramp from both directions.
Free Range Camping has included this Rest Area in our Free Camps category but campers need to be aware of the following:
After consultation with NSW Roads and Maritime Services (RMS), it appears they currently have no legislation relating to the use of Rest Areas for overnight stays. Whilst this Rest Area is known to be used by RVs for overnight stays, and publicised as such in various lists, campers should be aware that such use may be deemed illegal by them and subject to localised interpretation by authorities. We would further advise that the use of this area for overnight stays is to be considered limited to one night only unless local signage indicates otherwise.
Free Range Camping understands that, in 2017, there is an intention to more closely define the use of Rest Areas on a National basis but until this is formalised campers should be aware of the possible implications and we would recommend taking note of any local signage
Please keep to the light vehicle area
FEES & BOOKINGS
There is no charge for the use of this facility, so if you are staying at this site we encourage you to help keep it clean and tidy.
There are toilet facilities at this location
This Rest Area is for the use of light vehicles and heavy trucks; campers should be aware of not occupying or blocking access to the truck area and allow for access by very long vehicles where appropriate; this applies during all times of day or night.
REST AREAS NSW
If you intend to travel on Australia’s major roads or highways, you need to plan your rest breaks to combat fatigue. Driver fatigue is one of the three main killers on NSW roads and can be as dangerous as speeding or drink driving.
NSW provides areas to rest or stop in some of the following ways.
Rest Areas, Stopping Bays, Lookouts, Parks, Truck Parking Bays, Reserves & Information Bays.
These areas should be utilised according to their intended use.
Please note: Rest areas are not designed to be camping grounds or caravan parks. Using rest areas for multiple overnight stays as part of a planned itinerary is not in keeping with their intended purpose. Those needing facilities for an extended stay are encouraged to look for camping areas or caravan parks in towns along the way.
All data courtesy of: Roads And Maritime Services NSW.