Frances Creek Rest Area

Frances Creek Rest Area is free short term campsite located 11km south of Ingham and 45km north of Rollingstone on the western side of the Bruce Highway in the Hinchinbrook Region of Northern Queensland.

It is a popular rest stop that also operates as a Driver Reviver centre during holiday periods. As it is right beside the highway, the noise from trucks passing by during the night may be an issue for light sleepers but it is a good place to stop for an overnight stay.

The Frances Creek Rest Area is not a large area but the drive in drive out set up makes it an easy place to park and there are quite a few trees that provide shade making it a pleasant place to stop for lunch or spend the night.

There is some mobile phone service here, but it will depend on your carrier.
Dogs are welcome at this campsite but please be responsible!

The maximum time limit for staying here is 20 hours.

Please Note:
Rest areas are there for you to stop and rest, making your trip safer and more enjoyable. Rest areas are not long-term camping sites, however motorists are able to take extended rest breaks at some sites. Rules on the length of stay at rest areas vary between controlling authorities. Check with the authority responsible for the relevant rest area for more information. Heavy vehicle rest areas are only for heavy vehicles. This does not include caravans and motorhomes, they are for truck drivers only. (source:

Frances Creek Rest Area at a glance


  • Dogs Allowed
  • Time Limits Apply


  • Grassy Areas
  • Scenic Outlook
  • Shady Areas


  • 2WD Accessible
  • Close to Road


  • Camper Trailer
  • Caravan
  • Motor Home
  • Non‑Powered Sites


  • Barbeque
  • Mobile Phone Signal
  • Rubbish Bins
  • Sheltered Picnic Tables
  • Toilets
  • Water Available (Non‑Drinkable)