Currajong Rest Area

Currajong Rest Area is a free short term campsite located 3km north of Parkes and 46km south of Peak Hill on the northbound side of the Newell Highway in the Parks Region of Central West New South Wales.

*This rest area is mainly used as a truck stop and it is no longer clear if it can be used for overnight stays. Please obey any signs at the site regarding length of stays.

Currajong Rest Area has a sealed surface and is right beside the highway which makes it suitable for all sized rigs but as stated it is a combined motorist and heavy vehicle rest area so it can be noisy at times. Overall it is a good place to break your journey and have a rest.

There is some mobile phone service (depending on your carrier) and television reception here.
Dogs are welcome at this campsite but please be responsible!

The maximum time limit for staying here is less than 24 hours.
*Please obey any signs at the site regarding length of stays.

Please Note:
The maximum permissible stay in a rest area is not specified as motorist’s needs are different, with varying levels of fatigue, at varying times of night and day. Some may need to stop for a few hours until they are ready to continue their journey safely.
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 and reduces the availability of space for motorists needing a break before continuing on their journey.
Those needing facilities for an extended stay are encouraged to look for camping areas or caravan parks in towns along the way. (source:

Currajong Rest Area at a glance


  • Dogs Allowed
  • Time Limits Apply


  • 2WD Accessible
  • Close to Road
  • Disabled Access
  • Suitable for Big Rigs


  • Caravan
  • Motor Home
  • Non‑Powered Sites


  • Rubbish Bins
  • Sheltered Picnic Tables
  • Toilets