Maxwelton Rest Area

Maxwelton Rest Area is a free short term campsite located 49km west of Richmond and just under 100km east of Julia Creek on the northern side of the Flinders Highway in the Richmond Region of North West Queensland.

This rest area is a combined motorist and heavy vehicle rest area where trucks, motorists, and caravans can stop and take a break. It is very basic with little shade but it has easy access just off the highway and is nicely set up for overnight stops.

There is little shade at Maxwelton Rest Area but it does have four sets of picnic tables that are under cover and there is quite a lot of room here. The camping surface is bitumen.

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 obey any signs at the site regarding length of stays.

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:

Maxwelton Rest Area at a glance


  • Dogs Allowed
  • Time Limits Apply


  • Scenic Outlook


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


  • Caravan
  • Motor Home
  • Non‑Powered Sites


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